Ben has always been a start up guy. Ben founded the Cheezburger Network (after acquiring the lolcat site I Can Has Cheezburger?) in 2007 and grew it into one of the largest humor networks in the world — while making a profit during one of the deepest recessions. Cheezburger has been credited with bringing Internet culture and memes to the mainstream. Ben credits the success of his company to the users and fans who create the content. His goal, and Cheezburger’s mission, is to make the world happy for 5-minutes a day.
Ben was also a co-founder of Circa, a startup that helped redefine how we consume news on mobile that operated from 2012 to 2015.
After taking a year-long sabbatical visiting 37 countries and all seven continents, he is working on a new startup in San Francisco.
Ben graduated with a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.