Wil Benton

Wil Benton

Wil moved to London to study Pharmacology at King's College London in 2007. It was there that he started FatKidOnFire (FKOF), which earned him the 'Digital Journalist of the Year' title at the 2010 Guardian Student Media Awards. FKOF is now a chart-topping record label, events brand and an award-winning digital publication.

Having been introduced by a mutual friend, Wil started working with Ben Bowler in 2013. The duo went on to start Chew in early 2014. After finishing the Ignite accelerator programme, Wil and Ben launched Chew in early 2015. To date, they've raised two investment rounds, welcomed nearly 20,000 users to Chew and hired their first employee.

Wil is known for his rather unnecessary trainer collection, enjoys the odd burger, burrito and whiskey while listening to music that frightens his mother. He also finds time to occasionally DJ (badly).