Mr. Ben Elowitz serves as Advisor at Connected Signals. He also serves as the Co-Managing Partner at Madrona Venture Labs. He is a long-time Seattle entrepreneur. He co-founded two companies, Blue Nile and Wetpaint, and was an early employee in one of the first e-commerce companies, Fatbrain. Through these experiences, Elowitz learned what it takes to identify market opportunities, raise money, and build and grow companies. Elowitz's vision and network across the nationwide startup ecosystem will be incredibly valuable to MVL founders and companies. Over the last decade, Ben has been an active angel investor and hands on advisor and Chief Executive Officer coach for startups on the West Coast. Mr. Elowitz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.