About

Ben is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital and invests our early-stage tech fund focused on Enterprise IT and FinTech. Ben joined the firm in 2015, and has led investments in Blispay, Snapsheet, Toast and Vestwell. Most recently, Ben was a General Partner with Capital One/North Hill Ventures, where he led investments in Compete (acquired by WPP), Paychoice (acquired by Sage Software), Placemark Investments (acquired by Envestnet), and FSV Payments (acquired by US Bank). Prior to working in venture capital, Ben was at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on advising consumer brands, financial institutions and software vendors to the financial services industry. Early in his career, Ben worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and a risk analyst at Bank of America.

Ben graduated with an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and earned degrees in Quantitative Economics and Political Science from Stanford University. Except when skiing during mid- winter breaks, Ben serves as a co-chairman of the Financial Services Venture Capital Association and has previously been President of the Stanford Alumni Association of New England.

  • Blispay makes financing easy and accessible for merchants and shoppers. The company provides point-of-sale financing with no integration and no additional costs to the merchant, ultimately helping businesses increase sales while providing consumers with better buying options everywhere they shop. Approved shoppers will additionally receive the Blispay credit card and continue to receive no interest, no payments on all purchases over $199 if paid in full in six months, plus automatic 2 percent cash back everywhere Visa is accepted. Located in Baltimore, Blispay’s team includes pioneers of the financing industry with experience that spans banking, credit and retail.  Learn more at www.blispay.com.

    • Category

      • FinTech
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Baltimore, MD

    • Year Invested

      2017

    • Team

  • Snapsheet is the leading provider of virtual claims solutions, using powerful technology to improve workflows for more than 60 insurance carriers around the world. Snapsheet creates a simple claims process, starting with virtual estimations all the way to final repairs and payment, by streamlining communication between consumers, shops and carriers. Snapsheet takes complicated processes and makes them fast and simple for everyone involved. Learn more at www.snapsheetapp.com.

  • Stride Health is an early-stage healthcare IT company developing a multi-carrier, private health insurance marketplace for the individual segment. Learn more at www.stridehealth.com.

  • Launched in 2013, Toast powers successful restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant POS, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology with a diverse marketplace of third-party applications. By pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences. Toast was named to the 2018 Forbes Cloud 100 and recognized as the third fastest-growing technology company in North America on the 2017 Deloitte Fast 500. Learn more at www.toasttab.com.

  • Vestwell is a digital platform that makes it easier to offer and administer 401(k) plans. Vestwell removes traditional friction points through a seamless plan design, automated onboarding, streamlined administration, and flexible investment strategies, all at competitive pricing. By acting as a single point of contact, Vestwell has modernized the retirement offering while keeping the plan sponsor’s and plan participant’s best interests in mind.  Learn more at www.vestwell.com.

    • Category

      • FinTech
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      New York, NY

    • Year Invested

      2016

    • Team