Ben has been super helpful to Sliced. He has added value in regards to product, customer acquisition and fundraising. Ben is very founder friendly and highly recommended as an investor or advisor.
Any founder and/or growth-stage CEO would be lucky to have Ben as an investor or advisor. Ben is a tireless advocate of his portfolio companies and has not lost his entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him...more to provide both empathetic support to founders whilst never mincing words or holding back in his guidance to founders in how to achieve world-record setting outcomes.Tom Williams
Ben makes it a point to come around and see his portfolio companies at least once a quarter and often more than that. HIs attitude is "I'm invested in your success." He's great. Ask nicely and he might even take your team out for ice cream :) It was a nice personal touch.
I make things happen. Need a CEO or other CXO? Need to build a team for your startup? Need to close partner deals? I've done it + much more. #Growth
Ben Narasin has been incredibly helpful to us since the very beginning. He joined as an angel investor and has provided advice and connections inside and outside Silicon Valley to help accelerate our growth. You want him on your team.
Any founder and/or growth-stage CEO would be lucky to have Ben as an investor or advisor. Ben is a tireless advocate of his portfolio companies and has not lost his entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to provide both empathetic support to founders whilst never mincing words or holding back in his guidance to founders in how to achieve world-record setting outcomes.
PM for Apple's first music group at 15; VC for Mike Milken & Larry Ellison's fund at 20; One of first inventors of crowdfunding; Now Founder at BetterCompany
Ben a terrific advisor and a very well connected investor. He has been a tremendous help to ZipZap as we navigated through our early days to find our niche and has been fully supportive and instrumental to our growth ever since he invested in ZipZap. On a personal note, i consider Ben a mentor who taught me more about fundraising than any other person I met in the Valley. I highly recommend him for any startup CEO to tap as an investor, advisor or Board Member.
CEO / Founder @ZipZap, Inc. Serial entrepreneur. Creator of better payment options.
Ben is a superb investor and advisor. He makes a point of investing time and thought with his portfolio company CEOs and provides invaluable feedback and advice. With his entrepreneurial background, vast network and keen intellect -- Ben is the guy you want on board.
Co-Founder & CEO @Contacts+ , mobile enthusiast, long distance runner. Strong business background, Kellogg MBA
Ben is a phenomenal mentor/advisor as well as investor. Over the years, he has supported me as an investor and friend, giving the hard advice that few are willing to give. Ben gives Triplepoint a very valuable dimension that makes the fund more attractive to early stage entrepreneurs. I would love to have him invest in any of my companies.
Founder/CEO @1sb - 1StudentBody. Founded @Togetherville (acquired by Disney), reformed consultant (McK), lawyer (LW). Father of 3 digital natives.
Ben has been extremely helpful in working with me to solve problems and set up experiments in our early days. Very personable but will also shoot straight with you -- highly recommend working with him.
Partner at 500Startups. Previously, CEO/co-founder of LaunchBit (Acq Sept '14). Built products at Google. BSEE Stanford. MBA MIT Sloan.
Ben is a visionary intellect with the rare twist of having hands-on operating experience. When it comes to 'smart' money, it doesn't get much smarter than Ben. Every entrepreneur can benefit from his perspective.
I have been extremely fortunate to have Ben as an investor in my startup. He's very supportive of founders first and foremost, through ups and downs. He goes out of his way to provide value by listening carefully to the startup's need, offering advice, and making useful connections to other funders and experts. One of the best investors to have on your team!
Ben is a phenomenal, value-adding, entrepreneur-focused, investor. He is always extremely responsive and approachable and provides me with ‘no nonsense’ feedback. With one of the most elaborate networks and a deep understanding of both early stage operational issues and the investment landscape, I am always looking forward to giving Ben a call and leaning on his expertise and experience. Bottom line – Ben is the type of investor that will be with you in the trenches for good and bad. Thanks!
As an early-stage entrepreneur, you want Ben on your side. He is one of those investors that you'll genuinely want to recommend to your friends, that goes above and beyond the call of duty. The depth of his network is really amazing, he has connections to seemingly every single VC fund out there. His insights on fundraising have been invaluable in helping us navigate the daunting world of tech investors. Not only that, you can tell that Ben really cares about our company. He doesn't sugar coat things, he gives you honest advice, and that advice is always spot-on.
'07 @University of Pennsylvania Comp Sci and Finance (Fisher M&T); Lead architect of production/research systems at AQR (hedge fund); Enjoys mangoes.
Ben is one of our favorite investors :) Was the first to believe in us and was there to roll up his sleeves ever since. Always finds time to meet up and gives great advice. As a CEO, I find his CEO experience extremely valuable.