Co-Founder and CEO
Ben drives DigitalOcean's vision, strategy, and growth, providing developers with a simple and robust cloud infrastructure experience. His leadership has guided DigitalOcean's rise from a cloud startup for developers to the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform, according to Netcraft.com. To date, more than 700,000 developers have deployed more than 20 million cloud servers, and the company has expanded its worldwide infrastructure footprint with multiple datacenter locations around the globe. The company has raised $123 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Access Industries, IA Ventures, CrunchFund, and Techstars.
Ben has more than 15 years experience in network engineering and the infrastructure space. Prior to DigitalOcean, he co-founded and built a managed hosting provider that supported some of the top websites online and generated million-dollar annual revenues. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Pace University.