Ben MathiasManaging Partner at Vertex Ventures SEA & India
Mr. Ben Mathias is a Managing Partner at Vertex Ventures SEA and India. Since joining Vertex in 2015, he has made several investments in the areas of Consumer Internet, Fintech, Enterprise Technology, Healthtech & Sustainability. Ben has represented Vertex on the boards of Licious, FirstCry, XPressBees, Kapiva, Synup, IVF Access, CloudCherry, Hotelogix, Active AI & GlowRoad. He also has overall responsibility for the firm’s investments in India.
Prior to Vertex, Ben was a partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) where he launched their India presence and opened their Bangalore office. While at NEA, he led several investments in the Technology and Healthcare sectors.
Prior to becoming a VC, Ben had a successful software career in Silicon Valley where he held senior positions at E2open and i2 Technologies (acquired by JDA Software). Previously, Ben spent a number of years at PwC Consulting (acquired by IBM) as member of their retail consulting practice. In his early career, he was at Open Environment Corporation and built application development tools for Distributed Computing.
Ben received his Master of Science in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.