Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston



Ben Johnston is CEO and founder of venture studio Josephmark. He has spent more than 15 years developing a portfolio of over 20 ventures across Australia, Europe and the USA, consulting on digital strategy with a specialty in venture validation, identifying market gaps and future trends. These ventures include motion design studio Breeder, indigenous creative agency Gilimbaa and trending music platform We Are Hunted, which was acquired by Twitter in 2012. 

Ben works between Brisbane, Los Angeles, Sydney and Stockholm creating and validating ventures that have been featured in the App Store, won national and international innovation awards and spawned a huge number of inspired business ventures throughout the digital product industry, Ben’s track record in leading acquisitions and raising millions of dollars for various ventures has cemented Ben as an influential figure within Australia and America’s business communities, and garnered him a global track record that led his team’s office to expand to LA in 2012. 

As Josephmark’s Founder, Ben leads a multidisciplinary team who consistently create, launch and grow innovative digital ventures, delivering meaningful digital experiences that shape the future of how people discover, interact and share online. Having partnered with people like David Fincher, Carlos Slim, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake, Ben and his team also consult for companies like Red Bull, Clipchamp, CBA, World Economic Forum and HBO. 

His fearlessness in pushing the envelope fuels Josephmark, a business with an entrepreneurial reputation for operating at the very forefront of the multiple industries it encompasses. 

Ben will be presenting on the topic:

“Venturing - The Daring Pursuit”

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