A serial entrepreneur, Ben Lewis’ experience lies at the intersection of brands, technology and food. He has worked extensively in the food industry, honing a well-rounded understanding of consumer facing brands and what it takes to build them.
Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Little Spoon, a direct-to-consumer brand reinventing food and nutrition for babies and kids. Little Spoon delivers high quality, affordable products that make it easy for today’s parents to keep their kids healthy. The company has grown rapidly, delivering more than 10 million meals across the United States and amassing an incredible community of loyal parents.
Ben’s first foray into business was in high school when he started a charitable bottled water brand, making deliveries out of the back of his car. After getting a glimpse into the world of food and beverage, Ben was hooked. As a student at Wharton, he founded a Greek yogurt company that he later sold.
Recognizing that the cards are stacked against upstart brands in this space, Ben set out to change the game: building a first-of-its-kind distribution model that doubled as an incubator to up-and-coming food and beverage brands. The company built a nimble, just-in-time cold supply chain spanning eight regions. Along the way, Ben helped to pioneer trends like cold-pressed juice and cold-brew coffee – taking them from obscure, emerging concepts to household buzzwords.
Ben’s accomplishments are a direct result of his willingness to innovate and use unorthodox solutions to grow and transform businesses. Through his many experiences, Ben has developed a deep understanding of the obstacles and demands unique to modern consumer products marketed to a new generation.
Ben has raised more than $50 million of venture and growth equity capital and is an advisor to and active angel investor in dozens of companies across a variety of verticals.
Ben is passionate about design, healthy living, food of all types, and creating processes that run smoothly. He grew up in Pittsburgh and currently lives in New York City.