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Primary Role
Managing Director @
Investments
7 Investments in 5 Companies
Born:
September 26, 1981
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
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Person Details

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Ben Lerer is the co-founder & CEO of Thrillist Media Group, overseeing the growth of the company from a niche email newsletter to a disruptive media company, leading the charge in mingling content and commerce.

Lerer was among Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners, Vanity Fair’s Next Establishments, Crain’s 40 under 40, Forbes list of Most Powerful CEOs Under 40, AdWeek’s Young Influentials, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs of the Year, and Silicon Alley Insider’s 100 Coolest People in Tech for six years running.

Ben is also the Managing Director of Lerer Ventures, New York’s most active early-stage technology fund. He chairs the Board of Directors for the East River Development Alliance, a New York non-profit organization and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Lerer is an active mentor for NYC Venture Fellows, TechStars and Enstitute.

Jobs (3)

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Managing Director

Feb 1, 2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

Co-Founder and CEO

2005 - Current   (over 11 years)

Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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Investments (7)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2015$55M / Series B (Lead)
May, 2015$2.5M / Seed
Aug, 2014$13.1M / Series A
Apr, 2014$4M / VenturePersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$3M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$1.6M / Seed (Lead)
Nov, 2009$1.42M / Series APersonal Investment

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Memberships (4)

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