Ben is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience launching and building successful companies, including Rue La La, one of the earliest players in the digital private sale space, and SmartBargains.com, the off-price e-commerce marketplace.
Ben founded his first venture, LIDS Corporation, in 1993 as a junior at Boston University. He eventually sold the company in 2001.
Ben was also the first entrepreneur-in-residence at General Catalyst Partners, a premier venture capital firm that invests in innovative, technology-based companies. In this illuminating discussion, Ben reveals the entrepreneurial tools necessary to pioneer revolutionary concepts across diverse industries and build companies that change the way people shop, think, and live.
Please enjoy our conversation, with Ben Fischman.