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.
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Oct, 2016||TapFwd||$3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2016||Transfix||$22M / Series B||Canvas Ventures|
|Jan, 2016||Branch||$35M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2015||Transfix||$12M / Series A (Lead)||Canvas Ventures|
|Jun, 2015||Fetchr||$11M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|May, 2015||Neumob||$2.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2015||Branch||$15M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2015||Tuition.io||$1.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2014||Paintzen||$1.81M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||Branch||$2.75M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||HoneyBook||$10M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||Whale Path||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||Transfix||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||ZipZap||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||TapFwd||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||BetterCompany||$1.7M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Neura||$2M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2013||Hey! Inc.||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||EagerPanda||$3.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2011||Dropcam||$5.8M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||AdGrok||$470k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2010||Euclid Analytics||$500k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2009||Dropcam||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug 3, 2016||Business Wire - CORRECTING and REPLACING Viewics Secures $10.5 Million in Additional Financing, Closes Funding to Bring Advanced Analytics to Healthcare|
|May 13, 2016||IBT - Technology - Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Raise More Money, Give Less Away|
|May 13, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - Silicon Valley venture capitalists raise more money, give less away|
|May 4, 2016||TechCrunch - Winter brings opportunities for the wise and frugal|
|May 4, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, May 4th, 2016|
|Apr 24, 2016||TechCrunch - You never forget the pain, so try to avoid it|
|Apr 10, 2016||Venture Beat - The crossover is (almost) over: Public-market investors bail on tech startups|
|Mar 28, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Monday, March 28th, 2016|