Ben Behrouzi currently serves as President & CEO of DotNext Inc., a leading bay area venture firm with head quarters out of Pleasanton California. DotNext Inc. currently owns and operates a growing base of Internet companies including LeapFish.com and iHype.com and continues in its path to deliver new and innovative internet companies.
Ben Behrouzi co-founded and was formerly Chief Technology Officer and Chief of Product at Reply.com, a leading online lead generation portal for service professionals in real estate, automotive, home improvement and lending. Behrouzi co-founded Reply.com in June of 2001 at the age of 20 and lead the company in the full detailed architecture and engineering of Reply.com’s service products and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. Behrouzi produced over 20 multi-million dollar profitable service provider products, services and technology platforms including Reply.com, iMotors.com, AgentConnect.com, CarClub.com, OpenAuto.com, RealtyNow.com, iCastle.com and others to grow the company to multi-million annual revenues prior to his leaving in 2006, raise $17M lead by BA Ventures, acquire and expand ConnectingNeighbors.com and become one of the top market leaders in online lead generation. Behrouzi is one of the largest share holders within Reply! which remains as one of the top leaders in the lead generation space.
Ben Behrouzi is a frequent consultant for young founders and startup organizations in the San Francisco bay area and enjoys providing guidance in startup architecture, agile software engineering and scalable technology infrastructure. Behrouzi studied Philosophy at the University of California at Davis and enjoys spending his free time cycling in his hometown of Danville, California.
Ben Behrouzi has built some of the most sophisticated applications online in record time, supported by some of the most advanced systems infrastructures known in Silicon Valley.
His efforts in lead generation technology have pioneered the migration of cost-per-click marketing to cost-per-lead marketing, and most recently his team’s efforts around capturing the web’s variety have produced one of the most innovative new search engines, LeapFish.com