Ben Elowitz

Co-founder and CEO Wetpaint

Ben Elowitz is co-founder and CEO of Wetpaint, a technology and media company that specializes in building audiences from the social web. The company’s Wetpaint Entertainment news and celebrity website reaches 12 million unique users per month.

Prior to Wetpaint, Mr. Elowitz co-founded Blue Nile (NILE), the largest online retailer of luxury goods; oversaw the $150 million commercial products business for fitness equipment manufacturer Precor; and was also an early employee at Fatbrain.com (FATB), an e-commerce company that went public in 1998 and was sold to Barnes & Noble in 1999.

Mr. Elowitz is a recognized a thought leader on the subject of entrepreneurship and the media industry. He is the author of the Digital Quarters blog and the Media Success newsletter open to senior industry executives only. He has also been an angel investor in various companies such as BetFair (BET:LN), Minted, Cheezburger Networks, and JustFab (IB Holdings); and is a frequent conference speaker on media, social content, and entrepreneurship.