September 30, 2021
By Ashish Sanal

The Serial Entrepreneur | Our Conversation with Ben Hodson

Season 2 : Episode 3 – The Serial Entrepreneur

On this episode, I’m joined by JobNimbus CEO, Ben Hodson. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ben is a writer, musician, filmmaker, comic book artist, and software developer. After spending time as a touring musician and finishing degrees in business and software systems from the University of Washington, he started his first company in 2000. That business, Venafi, was sold for $1.2 billion in 2020 to Thoma Bravo. After leaving the day-to-day operations of Venafi, Ben proceeded to start nine companies with the most recent being JobNimbus, a software and growth solution for roofing and home exterior contractors. In January 2021, JobNimbus received its first investment of $53 million from Mainsail Partners. Listen as we discuss the early need for technology in home improvement, the benefits of adoption, and the keys to scaling.

Listen as we discuss the early need for technology in home improvement, the benefits of adoption, and the keys to scaling.

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The Guest Speaker

Ben Hodson is an entrepreneur, writer, musician, filmmaker, comic book artist, and software developer. After spending time as a touring musician and finishing degrees in business and software systems from the University of Washington, he started his first company in 2000. That business, Venafi, was sold for $1.2 billion in 2020 to Thoma Bravo. After leaving the day-to-day operations of Venafi, Ben proceeded to start nine companies with the most recent being JobNimbus, a software and growth solution for roofing and home exterior contractors. In January 2021, JobNimbus received its first investment of $53 million from Mainsail Partners.  
 
In addition to his business ventures, Ben has pursued a variety of creative projects. He has written comic books, such as the Jack Burton Adventures, Shutter, 8-Bit, and Blood and Glory. His short films, Shadow of the Mountain and Marooned, have won recognition at various international film festivals, and he recently published his first novel, Tales of the Macabre West. Today, Ben continues to play and record music with his band, Railyard, in addition to leading the rapid growth of JobNimbus. 

Our Host

Thomas Basch, Head of Customer Experience at Leap. Starting in this industry 20 years ago, Tom never realized what went into making a home-improvement business successful. Now, having met with thousands of contractors, helping adopt technology, and watching them grow, he’s excited to invite in a variety of guests

Thomas Basch, Leap's Head of Customer Experience

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