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Benjamin Wheeler

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Developer of eHighlighter on iOS. Was Algorithm developer, Hudson River Trading. Coder with a strong creative and visionary streak.

Developer of eHighlighter on iOS. Was Algorithm developer, Hudson River Trading. Coder with a strong creative and visionary streak.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In



Side Projects



Co-founder/CTO Telepathy October 2013 - present
Independent Developer Wherever I happen to be January 2013 - present
Lead developer eHighlighter April 2013 - October 2013
Algorithm developer Hudson River Trading January 2007 - January 2013
Consultant Presidential Administration of Georgia October 2005 - June 2006
Developer Interactive Consortium, Inc. 2000 - 2001


Columbia University in the City of New York Computer Science, History 1997 - 2002
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Company Building
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • Recommendation engines
  • • serendipitous search
  • • user interfaces
  • • alternative input devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Data analysis • Academics • Editing • Teaching • Microsoft Office

Key Accomplishments

I have an eclectic background, with several startups and experience also in diplomacy, teaching, and team management.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Ability to work through any problem and imagine a product from users' perspectives. Strong opinions (but can have my mind changed!) on direction and design. Ability to learn any language or platform and get things done.

As an Advisor

I'd like to help guide scrappy founders towards understanding the basics of the startup outlook and philosophy. That means difficult answers and no self-congratulation! I think you can get a good ways towards setting yourself up for success by discarding your pride, sucking it up and learning to do the hard work of getting user perspectives, planning lean experiments, etc.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Michael Paskowitz
We worked together at Hudson River Trading
Benjamin is an intelligent and passionate individual with a unique background and strong drive to succeed at whatever challenges him.
Clayton Harding
We worked together
Ben is obviously both really smart & well-educated, but he also has great people skills and a great work ethic. He listens well, and makes q ... uality suggestions, while taking the time to make sure his peers, bosses, etc are keeping up with his ideas. He also has worked at many sizes of companies, so I'd say he has a good sense of several business environs/scenarios. He's very responsible, reliable and patient: a rare combination for people of his training and ilk. i highly recommend him...basically for just about anything. He could go to Law School and run for office, or start the next Google. Neither would surprise me. I would LOVE to have him back on my company's team, but frankly, he deserves better.
Parker Holcomb
Entrepreneur. Hacker. UI/UX. Kinda in that order. Founder @allcollegeinc and @ehighlighter.
I've been closely working with freelancers, dev shops, and full time developers for years to meet my business and product needs. While not a ... n engineer myself, Ben excels at communication about the needs and strategies surrounding the product. His communication combined with clear technical ability makes him one of the most valuable individuals I have ever worked with.

Parker Holcomb
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur. Hacker. UI/UX. Kinda in that order. Founder @allcollegeinc and @ehighlighter.
Parker has vision and focus, and gets things done. He's great at cutting to the chase and working on the most important thing first. Plus, h ... e's a fast learner and talented all over the place, eg at things he has no right being that good at, like visual design.

Joshua Keay
We worked together  •  President, Magnetism Studios. Previously Co-founder, Spontaneously, Inc.
Josh is an avid follower and analyzer of trends in consumer technology. He is able to wear many hats with grace and competence, from product ... management to organizational leadership to visual design.