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Ben is an experienced mentor to entrepreneurial CEOs and leaders, leveraging his substantial leadership experience spanning the British Army, McKinsey, Coca-Cola, and C-Suite roles at Google and other technology companies around the world. His support is hands-on and tailored to the specific needs and stage of development of each company. Ben works closely with several startups and scaleups across industries, including adtech, security technology, healthtech, consumer finance and entertainment. 

Ben has also trained a diverse pool of accredited mentors via The Portfolio Collective's mentor programme

Current & former mentoring clients


Kheiron is a Series A-funded medical technology startup on a mission to help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier using deep learning. Ben helps the founders scale and professionalise the company and identify key hires to reinvent healthcare globally.

OLX Group is one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of trading platforms, serving 300 million people every month and operating in 30+ countries across 5 continents. Ben helps the European advertising division to define and implement a 5-year strategy to 3x revenues, whilst also mentoring the company’s European division CEO.

CloudNC is a Series B autonomous manufacturing company which develops advanced software that enables companies to create efficient and reliable manufacturing processes in a single click. Read about how Ben's mentoring turned into a talent partnership, here

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Realeyes is the leader in measuring audience attention, enabling advertisers to drive greater performance and efficiency. Ben helps the C-Suite scale through global partnerships with major technology companies.

The Webinar Vet is the leading veterinary education platform, offering training, events and community to vets globally. In this time of rapid industry reinvention and major new opportunities, Ben is the company’s newest board member; helping the CEO and team to build a successful scalable strategy and organisation.

Viital builds B2B SaaS platforms that help companies create customisable and immersive 3D user experiences at scale. Ben helps the entrepreneurial founders build a scalable technology platform company and with raising institutional investment.

Optimi brings professional sports physiotherapy and training into your home, helping people recover faster and sustain a more active lifestyle. Ben helps the team to shape their strategy, raise investment and deliver on this mission.

Yoxly aims to make regular sexual health testing the norm, offering home testing for STIs, along with a mobile app to understand - and explain - your sexual health. Ben has been with the team from the very beginning as a mentor, sounding board and cheerleader.


Goodsted is a digital platform making it easy for individuals to donate their time and expertise to socially- and environmentally-impactful initiatives. Ben helps the founder build a scalable marketplace.


Bitmovin is a Series B-funded multimedia technology company providing services that transcode digital video and audio to streaming formats using cloud computing. Ben mentored the founders on how to professionalise the management team and organise to systematically scale the company globally.

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Mrs Wordsmith is an ed-tech company whose mission is to become the world's favourite English teacher, teaching kids aged 4-13 through a 'blended learning' approach using books, apps and flash cards. Ben helped the founder and CEO build and launch new 'edutainment' apps globally and also spearheaded the transition from one set of investors to another.


Haystack is a Newcastle-based tech recruitment platform, removing the need for recruitment agencies by using an algorithm to match individuals with suitable roles. Following the recent funding round, the company is embarking on international expansion, initially targeting the US market.

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