Through his unique experience and access as a leading technology writer/prognosticator, venture capitalist, and Silicon Valley insider, Ben has coached dozens of young startups, as well as Fortune 500 corporations, on how to get attention for their products and services, and how to stay ahead of the curve. Ben was named one of the top ten tech journalists in the world by Say Media, and named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2012.
Ben's expertise in marketing, customer and user acquisition, viral products and garnering press attention has served his clients well as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of venture capital firm, DominateFund. This expertise, along with his passion and knowledge of behavioral economics, human culture, and technological and entrepreneurial trends are the reasons so many organizations and readers turn to him for advice and insight. As the former Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, Ben has written more than 2,400 articles on social media and technology, managed Mashable's editorial team, and interviewed everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Mark Zuckerberg.
Ben's new book, Captivology: The Secret Science of Capturing People's Attention, dives into the science of attention and why we pay attention to certain people, products, companies and ideas. In his fascinating and engaging talks, Ben shares with audiences many of these themes, and how they, too, can capture, retain, and capitalize on the attention they garner from their target markets.