Ben Way: The Rainmakers

Focus: Various

Ben Way, 27
Company
: The Rainmakers, Brightstation Ventures, ViaPost, The Horsesmouth
Web: www.makingrain.com, www.brightstation.com, www.viapost.com 

Serial entrepreneur and technical whiz-kid Ben Way has set up a string of businesses, was on the Sunday Times Rich List at 19, has advised the White House on 3G technology, was crowned Entrepreneur of the Year by Gordon Brown, was the technical architect for social mentoring charity The Horsesmouth and sits on the $100m Brightstation Ventures fund for tech startups. His consulting and corporate venturing business, The Rainmakers, holds equity stakes worth around £10m, and Way is now gunning for a piece of the £4.5bn postal market with new venture ViaPost, an efficient and eco-friendly postal service. “It’s by far the biggest project I’ve ever worked on”, he says.

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