Overview

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Primary Role
General Partner @
Investments
22 Investments in 17 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://www.foodwinelife.com
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Person Details

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Ben Narasin serves as President, Seed Stage Investments and oversees seed funding investment activities at TriplePoint Ventures.

Most recently, Mr. Narasin, an entrepreneur since the age of twelve, spent much of the early 2000s acquiring companies in the consumer Internet and e-commerce industries and providing liquidity to shareholders.

Prior to his acquisition investment and consulting roles, he founded Fashionmall.com in 1993 which became one of the first e-commerce companies in the world and the first cost-per-click portal. He took Fashionmall.com through a successful public offering in 1999.

Prior to that, Mr. Narasin founded and acted as CEO of a consumer products company. When not overseeing investment activities, Mr. Narasin manages to be a free lance food and wine writer, a lifelong passion. Mr. Narasin’s works have appeared in numerous publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, Wine News, Health Magazine and various other consumer trade magazines.

Mr. Narasin holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.

Jobs (3)

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Current

General Partner

Sep 15, 2015 - Current   (about 1 year)
Past
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Title
Company
2009
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President
1993
2003
CEO

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016$22M / Series B
Jan, 2016$35M / Series BPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$12M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2015$11M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2015$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$15M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$1.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$1.81M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$2.75M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$2M / VenturePersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$3.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$5.8M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$470k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2010$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2009undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

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