Ben Lang

Ben Lang

I’ve spent my life hopping between New York, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco. I'm a builder, former founder, and community guy, always in multiple places at one time. I'm currently leading community efforts at Notion. I joined Notion four years ago where I’ve seen the team grow from 10 to 400+. I actively make angel investments (30+) and advise a few select startups.

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Current location: NYC

Work

Notion
Head of Community
2019-Present
Index Ventures
Scout
2022-Present
First Round Capital - Angel Track
Angel Investor
2022
Fleetsmith (acquired by Apple)
Consultant
2018
atSpoke (acquired by Okta)
Growth
2017-2018
Mapme
Cofounder/CEO
2014-2016
Unit 8200 - Israeli Intelligence Corps
Soldier
2012-2014

Projects at Notion

A handful of high impact projects I’ve worked on while at Notion

  • Community - all the ways to engage with the Notion community
  • Ambassador program - our global community of 250+ engaged advocates
  • Block by Block - our first user conference with 15K+ registrations
  • Influencer program - robust partnership program with 1K+ influencers on YouTube and TikTok
  • Consultants - certification program for Notion Certified Consultants
  • Template Gallery - gallery showcasing Notion pages made by our team and community

More background

Take a peek at some of my past side projects
  • Notion Pages - the first community gallery for Notion templates
  • Mapped in Israel - crowdsourced map of the Israeli start-up ecosystem
  • On Deck (TLV & NYC) - hosted 30+ dinners for founders and operators looking for what's next

Investing

I actively make angel investments and advise a few select startups.

Select direct investments:

Deel
Payroll for remote teams
Commsor
Community OS
Masterschool
Tech training school
Pocus
Product-led sales platform for GTM
Balance
B2B eCommerce Payments
Equals
Next gen spreadsheet
Landa
Fractional real estate investing
Full portfolio (30+)
Budibase
Internal apps platform
OwnID
Passwordless solution
Talkbase
Community operations platform
Jitter
Motion design tool
Givebutter
Fundraising platform
Pluto
Expense management for MENA
Gynger
SaaS financing platform
Masterschool
Tech training school
Pocus
Product-led sales platform for GTM
Luma
Comprehensive community platform
Async
Voice app for meetings
Balance
B2B eCommerce Payments
Swagup
Swag automation platform
Notch
Insurance for digital assets
Mixmax
Sales engagement platform
Equals
Next gen spreadsheet
Carrot
Organize all the shopping you do online
Service Bell
Live video chat with your website visitors
Fondue
Replace coupon codes with CashBack
Gelt
Tax optimization solution
Deel
Payroll for remote teams
Commsor
Community OS
Groove
Online coworking platform
Magical
Calendar built for teams
Landa
Fractional real estate investing
Intello
SaaS ops management (acquired)
Sapling
HR platform for startups (acquired)
Caliva
Vertically-integrated cannabis brand (IPO)

Get in touch

You can email me directly or reach out on Twitter, I’d love to hear from you!

I'm one of the most active hunters on Product Hunt
  • I'm selective about the products I post, I can't guarantee I'll post your product until I've had a chance to check it out.
  • Please submit your product here and I'll do my best to get back to you once I've had a chance to review your product.
I actively make angel investments and advise a few select startups
  • I like to invest in founders I know personally
  • I'm most interested in community + product led companies
  • Reach out directly to see if it makes sense to work together
I enjoy helping friends looking for their next roles
  • If you're hiring for a specific role, please let me know and I'll add it to my private database.
  • For many years, I organized On Deck dinners for people looking for what’s next in their career, both in Tel Aviv and New York City.
  • Reach out to me directly!