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Hi, I'm Ben Metcalfe (aka @dotBen) - venture capitalist (Ridge Ventures), startup founder (WP Engine), former engineer (BBC, MySpace), former product manager (Uber, WP Engine).|
I am a VC at Ridge Ventures (https://ridge.vc). If you want to send me your seed or series A pitch you can email my first name at my company domain.
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 two 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 site: http://benmetcalfe.com/blog/
You can email me at: hn AT benmetcalfe DOT com