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Ben Way

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Ben Way is a best selling author, leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur.

Ben Way is a best selling author, leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur.

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Founder

Freetricity Plc
Freetricity Plc
Freetricity plc

Advisor

UK Trade & Investment / British
BoostCTR
The White House
EasyPreOrders
KustomNote
BraveNewTalent
Boost Media
Smarta
The British Library

Positions

Founder Freetricity Plc October 2007 - present
CEO The Rainmakers Inc October 2001 - present
Advisor/Investor EasyPreOrders March 2010 - present
Advisor KustomNote October 2000 - present
Advisor/Investor BraveNewTalent 2010 - present
Venture Partner Brightstation Ventures January 2005 - January 2008
Investment Associate EC1 Capital Limited 2012 - present
Head of Innovation 118118 July 2006 - May 2007
Advisor Boost Media January 2010 - present
CTO Friends Abroad October 2004 - October 2006
CEO Quad October 1995 - October 1997
Founder Freetricity plc October 2007 - present
Senior Consultant(Crowdfunding and Marketing) Luna Sleep December 2014 - January 2015
Advisor Smarta March 2005 - May 2010
Senior Consultant UK Ministry of Defence July 2009 - October 2009
Technical Consultant Pottermore July 2008 - August 2008
Senior Advisor The British Library May 2007 - July 2008
Venture Partner(Brightstation Ventures Acquired by Venda) Venda January 2005 - January 2008
CTO(FriendsAbroad.com, acquired by Babbel) Babbel October 2004 - October 2006
Senior Consultant Match.com January 2001 - October 2002
Senior Consultant UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) March 2002 - July 2002
Guest Lecturer The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) July 2001 - July 2002
Senior Consultant to the White House(Executive Office of the President of the United States) US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration May 2001 - July 2001
Guest Lecturer Imperial College London January 2001 - March 2001
Senior Consultant BT May 2000 - October 2000
CEO Pulsar October 1997 - January 2000

Education

Colyton Grammar School Universe and beyond 1991 - 1997
Branscombe COE 1985 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Dating
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Healthcare
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Wellness
  • • Fitness

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Ben Way is a best selling author, leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur. With over twenty years of experience in technology and innovation, Ben has travelled the world seeking out and developing new technologies. As a leading voice on the challenges and benefits of tomorrow’s technology, he has advised some of the world’s leading institutions, including the White House, regarding technological preparations for the future. He is the recipient of the millennium entrepreneur of the year award and has appeared on numerous technology and philanthropy television programs, as well as presenting Bright Young Wonders on Robotics.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

We are very entrepreneurial and work in many ways to suite the style of project.

As an Advisor

I am very hands on, very relational, always know when to add value and when to step back.

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Chris Saad
They're my friends  •  Co-author of Backplane Protocol & APML, Co-founder of DataPortability Project, Startup Advisor, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Echo
Ben is charismatic, intuitive and wicked smart. The combination is electric and acts like rocket fuel for everything he touches. Before yo ... u finish your sentence he's figured out all the angles and will help you pick and execute on the best one.
ALan Jay
Founder and Director, Sports Mole Limited and Owner, Six QES.
John Merrells
Consultant, Advisor, Mentor

Chris Saad
We worked together  •  Co-author of Backplane Protocol & APML, Co-founder of DataPortability Project, Startup Advisor, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Echo
Chris is a rare bread of skill, humility with an intellect that few can surpass. You would be more than lucky to work with somebody of this ... calibre.