Breaking Banks: Ben Milne

Ben Milne

CEO and Co-Founder, Dwolla

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Ben started his first company, Elemental Designs, at the age of 18. Ben began leveraging the internet to drop ship custom made speakers. His adventures lead him all over the world, establishing operations in Southern Asia and California. An original $1,200 investment would turn into a multi-million dollar company by the age of 22. After heavy research in 2008, Ben and partner, Shane Neuerburg, approached a Midwestern bank with an idea to establish a new payment network that would upend the financial services industries. They called it Dwolla. Ben would sell Elemental Designs to focus on the new project. In 2009, the privately funded Dwolla launched in Iowa and California, boasting the nation’s cheapest payment platform of only 25 cents per transaction. In 2010, Dwolla introduced the first technology to empower seamless payments leveraging users’ social networks, officially pioneering social payments. In 2011, Dwolla launched the world’s first geo-location based mobile payments. Ben also has extensive community experience in speaking, mentoring, and leadership programs. http://www.benmilne.com/

EPISODE # 143

May 07, 2016

The Possibilities with Digital Currencies

The possibilities that digital currency create with payments, ledgers, contracts, and the transparency to rebuild trust are momentous. On the show today, Brett is hosting people who dare to re-imagine… LEARN MORE

EPISODE # 2

May 09, 2013

The Era of Faster, Smarter Payments

From the check you used to get on your birthday from your Grandma, to your regular monthly salary payment, through to the mortgage or rent payments you make each month… LEARN MORE

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