Ben Fischman

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As an XIR/Partner at General Catalyst Partners, Ben Fischman focuses on all stages of consumer online businesses.  He is based in the firm’s Cambridge office.

Ben was the founder and CEO of Rue La La, a General Catalyst portfolio company that was acquired by GSI Commerce (NASDAQ: GSIC) in November 2009.  Prior to Rue La La, he was the CEO of off-price e-commerce marketplace SmartBargains.com. Ben is also the founder of LIDS Corporation, an exclusive retailer of sports, established in 1993 while Ben was a junior at Boston University. 

Ben is a serial entrepreneur and business executive who recently formed a new venture focused on developing and building consumer Internet companies. A charismatic leader and speaker, Ben is a sought-after expert in the realms of innovative entrepreneurship and Internet commerce.

Ben is a graduate of Boston University, earning a B.A. in Communications.

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