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about: Hi, I'm Ben Metcalfe (aka @dotBen) - entrepreneur, angel investor, former engineer.

I help look after Gigster's (YCS15) Fund and do other investment work in startups.

Before I moved to the dark-side, I built + ran Uber's Public Policy Product & Technology division, which was a crazy and eye-opening experience going from ~1000 worldwide to 6000+ people when I left.

I am also one of the founders of WP Engine (http://wpengine.com). A long time ago I helped build the BBC News Website as a software engineer, back when Objective C was a server-side language :). I went on to design and run the BBC's developer platform and later I was Director of Engineering for MySpace's Developer Platform - back when MySpace was a thing, I promise.

I've worked on, advised and angel-invested in a number of startups - with exits to Google, Hootsuite and Constant Contact.

Personal (dormant) site: http://benmetcalfe.com/blog/

You can email me at: hn AT benmetcalfe DOT com

[ my public key: https://keybase.io/dotben; my proof: https://keybase.io/dotben/sigs/oJRpXvJL_XVlAH4ziaZ7mqUgniOfvMOtl1uOZZzWzK4 ]