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Jamey Bennett

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Founder @ BookWire and LightWedge. Co-Founder @ LendingTree.

Founder @ BookWire and LightWedge. Co-Founder @ LendingTree.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea that I'm exploring

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


LightWedge, LLC
BookWire Inc.




Co-Founder, CEO Gotta October 2015 - present
Consultant, Advisor Independent December 2012 - present
Founder, CEO LightWedge, LLC September 2001 - December 2012
Entrepreneur in Residence Frontier Capital September 2000 - September 2001
Co-Founder, SVP June 1996 - July 2000
VP Electronic Development Reed Business Information November 1996 - April 1998
Publisher, BookWire Individual Inc. August 1995 - November 1996
Founder, CEO BookWire Inc. June 1994 - August 1995
Co-Publisher Graphis 1993 - 1994
Research Associate Symmetrix 1992 - 1993
Publisher, Think About Press Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development 1990 - 1992


Bucknell University English, Art History 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Hardware
  • • Maker
  • • Crowdfunding
  • • Consumer
  • • Consumer Products
  • • Retail
  • • Consumer brands
  • • Product launch
  • • Cpg
  • • Wearable technology
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware manufacturing
  • • Product discovery
  • • Product Market Fit
  • • Retail Marketing
  • • Retail Technology
  • • IoT- Internet of Things
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • CPG
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Consumer Products
  • • Retail
  • • Logistics

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Marketing Strategy • Product Development • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Jonathan Moran
They're my school  •  Manager, Captive Capital Corporation. Previously Manager, GE Capital.
He is very smart and focused entrepreneur. Who loves a good challenge.
Bettina Hein
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, Pixability. Previously Sloan Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Jamey already is an awesome entrepreneur - he has vast experience all along the lifecycle of founding, growing, scaling and selling companie ... s. He understands what it takes to iterate on an idea until it becomes successful.
Patrick Mish
They're my advisor  •  EVP Operations, M-Edge Accessories. Previously Co-founder & CEO, M-Edge Accessories. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State grad.
Jamey is a seasoned entrepreneur whose been in the trenches during the good times and the bad. I've known Jamey for 7 years, and even when ... we were competing against each other, he helped me and my company as we navigated a massive growth curve and rapidly changing market dynamics. Jamey knows how to put a company together, build it into something awesome, and then exit. Further, Jamey's a good person; he's honest without an ego, candid without being a jerk, and always willing to help--and really help with real insights and real follow through.
Scott N. Miller
We worked together  •  Partner, Bolt and CEO, Dragon Innovation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad. Dartmouth College grad.
Jamey has deep experience in fintech, hardware and retail. He is a successful serial entrepreneur with great curiosity.
Bill Miller
We worked together  •  President, Galison/Mudpuppy. Previously Founder, w.r.miller+partners.
Jamey is a born entrepreneur. He also acts as the owner /founder with a great deal of passion for his ideas and his company. I worked with ... Jamey first as customer and then I did consulting projects with him both at LightWedge. He is a born inventor and is curious about how he can make things better. He is not afraid to take calculated risks to grow the business. He understands how investors look at start ups, how to get funding and how to take a business from a concept to reality and growth.

Patrick Mish
They're my advisor  •  EVP Operations, M-Edge Accessories. Previously Co-founder & CEO, M-Edge Accessories. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State grad.
I've seen Patrick in action in good times and in not-so-good times. His tenacity and optimism in the face of tough challenges make him an in ... spiring leader. As for intelligence, he is, literally, a rocket scientist. If he hasn't done it, he'll figure it out. If it breaks, he'll fix it. Have you seen Matt Damon in "The Martian"? That's Patrick as an entrepreneur.