Ben Chow

new york city

Ben Chow

new york city

Ben first jumped into the startup world in 2006 as Director of Web Products at the social gaming company Hive7, which raised a Series A from True Ventures. In 2010, Hive7 was acquired by Disney/Playdom. Ben helped grow that company from 3 to 30 people. In late 2007, he helped design and launch Hive7's hit social game Knighthood, growing that game 2 million MAU, over 7 million users world- wide and generating six figure monthly revenues.

Prior to Hive7, from 1999 to 2006, Ben was working for IDEO, a design innovation firm, and AKQA, an interactive advertising agency. In 2006, Fast Company ranked IDEO #5 and AKQA #48 of the most innovative companies in the world. As a multi- disciplinary design generalist, Ben worked on many award winning projects for clients such as HP, Yahoo, Microsoft, MoMa, Philips, HBO, Ford, Target, Gyrus ENT, Polyvision.

He is a named inventor on patent #7799044 for his work on the DIEGO surgical tool system for Gyrus ENT.

More recently, as head of product for Cirle he led the design team to win a 2015 Best of the Best Red Dot Award for a 3D navigation system for cataract surgery.

He's currently working on a new mobile app called Minute