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Investments

5

Portfolio Exits

1

About Ben Smith

Ben Smith is an angel investor who generally invests upto $20k in young, emerging companies with a focus on early stage web companies in the South Bay or Southeast United States.

Ben Smith Headquarter Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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New media venture Semafor takes shape as economic backdrop darkens

Aug 2, 2022

When two of the best-known figures in US journalism announced in January they were quitting their prestigious jobs to launch a new media venture, the pair were met with curiosity and some scepticism. Justin Smith, the former Bloomberg media chief executive, and Ben Smith, the ex-New York Times media columnist, are betting they can overcome […] The post New media venture Semafor takes shape as economic backdrop darkens appeared first on The European Newswire.

Ben Smith Investments

5 Investments

Ben Smith has made 5 investments. Their latest investment was in Ceevra as part of their Seed - IV on June 6, 2018.

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Ben Smith Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/30/2018

Seed - IV

Ceevra

$0.4M

Yes

3/10/2013

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

2/7/2013

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/2/2012

Angel

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$99M

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10

4/18/2011

Seed VC

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$99M

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Date

6/30/2018

3/10/2013

2/7/2013

10/2/2012

4/18/2011

Round

Seed - IV

Seed VC

Series A

Angel

Seed VC

Company

Ceevra

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Amount

$0.4M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

10

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Ben Smith Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Ben Smith has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was IndexTank on October 11, 2011.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/11/2011

Acquired

$99M

Date

10/11/2011

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

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