Ben Parr

Author, Venture Capitalist, and Public Speaker in San Francisco, California

I am a journalist, entrepreneur, investor, keynote speaker, and expert on growth and attention. I'm the author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, named the best marketing book of 2015 by Strategy+Business Magazine. I'm an early-stage tech investor through my firm DominateFund. I'm a growth and marketing advisor to the world’s top brands, and I am a columnist for Inc. Magazine and a contributor to CNBC. Previously, I was Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable and a columnist for CNET.

I've been lucky enough to be named one of the top ten tech journalists in the world by Say Media, one of the top 10 Internet of Things experts by Inc. Magazine, and named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. I live in San Francisco.

  • Education
    • Northwestern University