Vertex Ventures SEA & India


Ben Mathias is a Managing Partner at Vertex Ventures SEA and India, based in Bangalore. Since joining Vertex in 2015, he has made several investments in the areas of Consumer Internet, Fintech and Enterprise Technology. Ben has currently or previously sat on the boards of FirstCry, XPressBees, CloudCherry, Hotelogix, Flutura, Synup, Active AI, Licious, GlowRoad, IVF Access and Kapiva. He also has overall responsibility for the firm’s investments in India.

Prior to Vertex, Ben was a partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) where he launched their India presence and opened their Bangalore office. While at NEA, he led several investments in the Technology and Healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining NEA, Ben had a successful software career in Silicon Valley where he held senior positions at E2open and i2 Technologies (acquired by JDA Software). Previously, Ben spent a number of years at PwC Consulting (acquired by IBM) as a member of their retail consulting practice. In his early career, he was at Open Environment Corporation and built application development tools for Distributed Computing.

Ben received his Master of Science in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.