“Tenacity is the only secret to success in entrepreneurship.”
Ben Narasin is a Partner at Canvas Ventures and was an active institutional seed investor for eight years, during which he personally invested in 75 companies, including Lending Club, Check, Kabbage, Realty Mogul, Dropcam, Zenefits. Half of the companies he seeded went on to raise follow-on venture capital. An entrepreneur since the age of 12, Ben ran startups through high school and college before founding Boston Preparatory Company, a menswear company. In 1993 he founded fashionmall.com, the first cost-per-click based business. Ben is also a professional freelance writer on food and wine as well as writing online about technology and entrepreneurship.