Benjamin Wald is a technology entrepreneur and angel investor. Ben’s passion for social impact, software and education support his ambition to change the world through technology. Benjamin is the Founder of Spartan Systems & Spartan Ventures, a software development company and accelerator building web, e-commerce, enterprise platforms and mobile apps. With offices in NYC, DC & TN, Spartan Systems services clients ranging from recently funded start-ups to publicly traded multinational companies. Spartan has built platforms for PBS, C-Spire Wireless, Texas Instruments, Courier, Crisis Care Networks, Sage Bionetworks, Amalgamated Bank and for start-ups like QuickQue (acquired by OpenTable), WeCounsel, RapidRMS, Naadam and OddJobs.
Benjamin recently founded ReadyCart, which was incubated within Spartan Ventures. ReadyCart is an eCommerce enabling tool that is providing the bridge between content and commerce. ReadyCart allows publishers to seamlessly link an interactive shopping cart to their content filled with all the relevant products.
Benjamin, recently joined the Board of Directors for Spark Motion, the leader in tablet based motion and performance analysis. Spark Motion has successfully completed 2 rounds of funding and is used by sports teams including the Patriots, LA Lakers, Miami Heat, Boston Redsox and many more.
Prior to Spartan Systems, Benjamin spent over as year as the Executive Director at Ashoka Changemakers, a global team working with social entrepreneurs. There he spearheaded and accelerated development of a suite of products. Through the Changemakers platform, he helped revolutionize how people connect for social change.
In 2009, Benjamin co-founded InternMatch, a platform connecting students to Internships, with Andy Magiure and Nathan Parcells in 2009. Based in San Francisco, Internmatch has raised $7.65MM and is a market leader in the online internship space. Ben is currently an active advisor.
He spent 2 years at Babson College pursuing a formal education in entrepreneurship before dropping out with his first company building online education software. In 2008, Benjamin and his business partner were named two of Business Week’s Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs after securing over $5 million in seed capital, which launched Knetbooks, acquired by eCampus.