Benjamin Cole

Hi, I'm Ben. I'm an explorer, technologist, and adventurer.

I currently lead product at Instrumental. In the past, I've provided product strategy and management services to organizations large and small and taught product management at General Assembly.


MPhil in Advanced Computer Science
Trinity College, Cambridge University
Gates Scholarship & Academic Distinction

BS in Information Science
Cornell University
Summa Cum Laude

Undergraduate Study Abroad
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University


In the past, I've taught two product management workshops at General Assembly:

You can see the roster of classes at


Aside from all the work, I enjoy going on adventures, exploring new places, and meeting interesting people. My hobbies include biking, meditation, and hosting gatherings of cool people.

Random hobbies include appearing as a glorified extra at the opera and driving in presidential motorcades. Ask me about those in person. ;-)

Work Experience

Instrumental - Senior Product Manager

Kickstarter - Product Manager - Mobile Product Lead

Google - Technology Pioneer

Facebook - Research Scientist
(Intern & Part-time while Studying)

Cornell - Teaching Assistant