Ben has been working with technology start-ups on strategy, finance, valuation, partnerships and fundraisings for over ten years. He has been involved with more than 100 companies across a broad range of technology industries – from biotech and medical devices, to Internet and mobile telecoms software and hardware, to clean-tech and energy – in Europe, North America and Latin America. He has served as an advisor to venture capital and early-stage investment funds.
Ben has produced investor-ready business plans, valuations and presentations that have been used to guide growth and successfully raise more than $100 million for start-up and early stage technology ventures. He has been involved in three IPOs, in addition to numerous private investments, technology licensing agreements and business development deals.
A regular and long-time contributor to Investopedia.com, he is author of the Discounted Cash Flow Tutorial and Valuing Biotech Companies Using DCF. Ben also writes the Bay of Thermi Blog. For five years Ben judged business plans for the annual TEC Edmonton Venture Prize Business Plan Competition and served as a judge for theNCET2(National Council of Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer) University Technology Business Plan Competition. He lectures Technology Commercialization/Entrepreneurship at the University of Sheffield’s City College, Executive MBA Program.