Ben is the co-founder of Pioneer Square Labs, a startup studio and venture capital fund. He is an entrepreneur and investor, recently serving as the interim CEO of Taunt, where he now serves on the board. He has a background in product management, shipping the first version of Office for iPad at Microsoft. His career at Microsoft later took him to run The Garage, the company’s grassroots innovation program.
After leaving Microsoft, Ben co-founded Madrona Venture Labs, where he helped to start Mighty Ai and MessageYes.
Ben was named the 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by GeekWire. He is the co-host of the popular venture capital podcast, “Acquired," which analyzes landmark acquisitions and IPOs in the technology sector. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers organization.
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