Ben Walton

Ben started his career working for a web agency in the UK, mainly working on the booking process for a large hotel chain. During this time Ben picked up a love of learning new technologies in the internet space and a keen interest in startups.

In 2007 Ben moved to Dubai to become the lead developer and first employee of dubizzle, initially tasked with rebuilding the entire website from scratch. From there Ben was promoted to Director of Technology, helped the company grow to 150+ employees and go through 2 multi million dollar investment rounds. Ben founded an internal R&D department at dubizzle to look at new technologies and potential new businesses outside of the main product.

Ben is now working on a few of his own startups focussed on health, fitness and motivation. Ben has a keen interest in building minimum viable products and testing assumptions on small budgets. When not wired into a Mac, Ben is a keen triathlete, mountain biker and runner competing in events all over the globe.