Connectbase CEO & Founder Ben Edmond Wins IM100 Award

November 21, 2023

Connectbase CEO & Founder Ben Edmond Wins IM100 Award

BOSTON — November 21, 2023 — Infrastructure Masons has chosen Connectbase CEO & Founder Ben Edmond as a 2023 IM100 Award winner. With winners spanning 15 countries and 68 companies, the IM100 Awards celebrate 100 individuals contributing to the digital infrastructure industry in meaningful and measurable ways. 

Picture of Ben Edmond with IM100 logo

Ben has spent the past two decades advancing network connectivity. After working for companies such as Frontier, MCI, Time Warner Telecom and FiberLight, he founded Connectbase to address fundamental flaws in how connectivity is bought and sold, which costs the industry billions. Connectbase's platform — The Connected World — quickly gained traction and now serves nearly 300 providers globally, profiling over 2.6 billion locations in more than 150 countries. The go-to solution for 28 of the top 30 network operators in the U.S., Connectbase has transformed network buying and selling. 

“Ben's pursuit of excellence and customer success has driven incredible growth here at Connectbase since inception,” said Jezzibell Gilmore, Chief Commercial Officer for Connectbase. “His strong vision, passion for the connectivity industry and development of an incredible culture here at Connectbase have made all the difference in this company’s continued success.” 

In the past year alone, Connectbase has:

        • Acquired London-based LastMileXchange, expanding Connectbase's global reach and solidifying its position as the largest global quoting API ecosystem
        • Made several key executive hires, including appointing award-winning Jezzibell Gilmore to Chief Commercial Officer
        • Raised $21M in Series C funding to enhance the platform's capabilities, expand digital services into more global markets and bolster the company's go-to-market approach
        • Introduced real-time, automated Right-of-Way NearNet analysis, a substantial update to The Connected World platform that empowers users to identify available locations near fiber routes strategically

About Connectbase
Connectbase is The Industry Cloud for Connectivity. Connectbase is a partner to the industry, enabling next generation buying and selling of connectivity, including automated quoting, and providing deep, trusted insights. Connectbase’s industry-leading platform, The Connected World, serves almost 300 providers globally, managing 2.6 billion locations across more than 150 countries. The Connectbase team has built a connected ecosystem transforming network buying and selling processes. Visit Connectbase at and follow us on LinkedIn at

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