Benjamin Levy

I am a Husband & Father, AI eats Software believer, Tech Investor, Startup Builder, Biz Dev, Funding, M&A Expert, Windsurfer and Snowboarder.

In my previous life I was a Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banker who advised startup founders and CxOs of Fortune 500 companies on corporate strategy, financing, and M&A.

I helped clients raise over $300M from institutional investors and close over $5B in M&A transactions.

My favorite part of my job is… shaping the future with some of the most brilliant minds of our time.
.

“Our founders tend to have this unique leadership quality we call ‘assertive humbleness’ – know what you are the world’s best at, and what you are not so good at so you can attract more talented people than you are at those things”

I am a repeat entrepreneur who launched, built, and exited two startups in the financial technology space. Praedea Solutions, a data mining software company using machine learning and image recognition technology, was acquired by Mergent in 2005, and InsideVenture, a financial social network for the founders of venture-backed pre-IPO startups and long-only institutional investors on Wall Street, was acquired by SecondMarket in 2009 (and is now part of NASDAQ).

“The future is already here, it is just not evenly distributed”

I think AI will… have profound and lasting impact on our society for centuries to come…

Some advice I can share with other entrepreneurs… “Your execution velocity will make the difference between success and failure”