Ben Lang

Ben Lang

I've spent the past 28 years hopping between New York, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco. I'm a product builder, former founder, and community guy, always in multiple places at one time. I'm currently leading community efforts at Notion, the all-in-one workspace for individuals and teams. I joined Notion three and a half years ago when the team was 15 people. I actively make angel investments and advise a few select startups.

I got started in 2009, running an eBay business out of my childhood bedroom and eventually building websites and writing for sites like Business Insider. After high school, I moved to Israel to serve in an intelligence unit in the Israel Defense Forces. Towards the end of my army stint, I co-founded Mapme.

Projects at Notion 🏗️

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

  • Community - all the ways our community can engage listed in one place
  • Ambassador program - our global community of 250+ engaged advocates
  • Block by Block - our first user conference with more than 15,000 registrations
  • Influencer program - robust partnership program with hundreds of influencers on YouTube and TikTok
  • Consultants directory - certification program for our growing community of Notion Consultants
  • Template Gallery - gallery showcasing Notion pages made by our team and community

Reach out 👋

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!

Investing 🎣

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

Portfolio

NameDescriptionLink
Deel
Payroll for remote teams
Commsor
Community operating system
Masterschool
Tech training school
Pocus
Product-led sales platform for GTM teams
Luma
Comprehensive community platform
Async
Voice app for meetings
Balance
B2B checkout for B2B payments
Swagup
Swag automation platform
Notch
Insurance for digital assets
Mixmax
Sales engagement platform
Equals
A next generation spreadsheet
Carrot
Organize all the shopping you do online
Service Bell
Live video chat with your website visitors
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)

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