Hi, I’m Ben Zises - angel investor, advisor, and fund manager.
I am the Founding General Partner of SuperAngel.Fund, an early stage fund launched in January 2021.
My focus is on areas where I am most passionate and have an informational, educational, access or network advantage: Consumer (CPG, eComm SaaS), PropTech & Future of Work.
I personally experienced the complete life cycle of building a company: from identifying a problem/market opportunity, coming up with the “idea”, to painstakingly developing a business plan, product road-map and executing on it.
I've been in a founder's shoes: from leaving my stable job, asking friends and family for money ($2MM raised from 30+ investors), to hiring and scaling a team, and more. I've also experienced similar ups and downs: from launching to widespread industry acclaim, countless press articles, gaining tens of thousands of users, iterating & pivoting 3x, pitching hundreds of VC's in NYC & Silicon Valley, to failing to raise a successive round of funding, and ultimately winding down the company (and moving past failure).
Those experiences, among others, give me a major competitive advantage over other investors: founder empathy and unique understanding of the startup journey.
I strive to be one of the first checks (day 0) and leverage my network to bring in other strategic capital and resources in an advisory role. I am often described by founders as their company’s #1 fan, providing unwavering support and dedication for the short, medium, and long-term.
Prior to becoming a full time investor, I was the COO at a NYC-based real estate investment and property management firm. I am also a 2x Outward Bound Alum, graduate of Boston University’s School of Hospitality and ran the New York City Marathon. I live and work in Tribeca NYC with my wife Ashley and daughters Sarina & Scarlett.
Feel free to 'Submit Your Pitch' here or reach out in whichever way you are most comfortable - while noting that email is my preferred method of communication (firstname.lastname@example.org). Unfortunately due to the volume of emails, I am no longer able to respond to every one. However, I read every one and am extremely grateful for the time you spend sharing your opportunity with me.
Below are a few helpful links, including founder references, that showcase the value I try to deliver to the companies I support.