Ben Brabyn

Head of Level39

Ben Brabyn, head of Level39, supports a community of 1250 innovators working to increase the productivity, security and trust of financial services.

The Level39 community is a diverse group of innovators. We have 48 nationalities represented here, a real United Nations of innovation here in Canary Wharf.

Ben’s first career moves

Ben launched Bmycharity in 2001 – the world’s first crowdfunding business. It enabled more than 800,000 donors to deliver more than £50m to UK charities.

Supporting UK projects

Following life as an entrepreneur, Ben took up the position of COO for UKTI’s (now DIT) VC unit. Ben travelled the world, developing relationships between global investors and a wide range of UK entrepreneurial businesses.

Commando Life

Ben spent a handful of years in the British Armed Forces, as a Captain in the Commandos. Following this early part of his career, Ben remains an ambassador for Heropreneurs.

Banking on the future

Ben spent a period of time working as an analyst for JP Morgan. This post took him to the Middle East and New York. Billion-Dollar Ideas Ben joined Level39 in February 2016 and now works closely with the Canary Wharf Group to support the growth of more than 200 member companies.