Ben Hemani

Founding Partner



Ben is an engineer-turned-investor who is passionate about guiding frontier technology businesses towards massive commercial success and impact in collaboration with equally driven entrepreneurs. While a generalist at heart, Ben particularly loves businesses that utilize AI to enable innovation in the physical world, such as Bison’s investments in Juvena Therapeutics and a stealth AI incubation he’s leading.

Prior to co-founding Bison Ventures, Ben worked at Cascade Asset Management Company, the investment office that manages the assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Gates family.

Ben started his investing career over a decade ago at Braemar Energy Ventures, an early pioneer in climate and sustainability venture capital, where he led investments in category-creating climate tech companies such as Chargepoint (CHPT).

When not debating the merits of the latest innovations in generative AI, Ben loves to shuck oysters and boil lobsters — like any good New Englander. His favorite place in the world is New Hampshire.

Ben received a B.E. and a Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth. He also serves on the Dean’s Council at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. 

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