Ben Metcalfe

WP Engine, Host of LeWeb London Start-Up Competition

A former London native, Ben packed his bags and headed for San Francisco in 2006 having helped build the BBC News Website and BBC's developer platform. After a stint at MySpace to launch their platform, Ben has been part of several successful startups including an exit to Google and another to Constant Contact. Ben's current venture,, WP Engine, is the premium managed WordPress hosting platform for demanding sites that require cutting-edge technology providing speed and scale under extreme traffic loads.  Brands such as Foursquare, SoundCloud, HTC and over 1000 others rely on WP Engine to provide this massively scalable and security-orientated hosting solution for their WordPress needs.