Ben Dahl is a Partner at Pelion Venture Partners. Prior to joining Pelion in 2008, he co-founded and served as COO & General Counsel for Unspam Technologies, an anti-spam company providing innovative anti-spam research and government services.
While at Unspam, Ben co-created Project Honey Pot, a distributed honey pot network designed to identify, track and correlate spammers, email address harvesters, comment spammers and the like.
Before Unspam, Ben worked with Echo Networks to create a digital music-licensing consortium of CD music retailers through recapitalization investments from Best Buy, Virgin, Tower Records, Wherehouse Entertainment, Hastings and Transworld Entertainment. He practiced law at Cooley Godward LLP. Ben is a member of the advisory board of the College of Science at the University of Utah. Ben is a member of the state bar associations of California and Utah.
Ben holds M.B.A.s from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
2008 - Current (almost 9 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Jun, 2016||Keen IO||$14.7M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2016||Gem||$7.1M / Series A (Lead)||Pelion Venture Partners|
|Jul, 2014||Keen IO||$11.3M / Series A||Pelion Venture Partners|
|Jan, 2014||Integral Ad Science||$30M / Series D||Pelion Venture Partners|
|Oct, 2013||Keen IO||$2.35M / Seed||Pelion Venture Partners|
|Apr, 2012||Integral Ad Science||$10M / Series C||Pelion Venture Partners|
|Jan 8, 2016||Pymnts - With VCs Retreating From FinTech, Will B2B Hold Out?|
|Jan 7, 2016||SoCal - Tech - Gem Takes $7.1M For Blockchain Security|
|Jan 7, 2016||Pymnts - Gem Scores 2016’s First Blockchain Investment|
|Jan 6, 2016||Coindesk - Blockchain Startup Gem Closes $7.1 Million Series A|
|Jan 6, 2016||Business Wire - Gem Leads Blockchain Investment for 2016 Securing $7.1M In Series A Funding|
|Jan 6, 2016||FinSMEs - Gem Closes $7.1M in Series A Funding|
|Jan 6, 2016||PE HUB - Gem raises $7.1 mln|
|Apr 18, 2012||Venture Beat - AdSafe raises $10M to ensure that ads go on "safe" web pages|