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Ken Lerer

Kenneth Lerer is a Manager at Lerer Ventures. He was the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Huffington Post. Mr. Lerer is Chairman of Betaworks and Buzzfeed, and is Vice-Chairman of Bedrocket. He is a member of Pilot Group LLC, a private investment firm.

Mr. Lerer is Chairman Emeritus of the Public Theater in New York City and serves on the boards of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including Association to Benefit Children (ABC), and the Bank Street College of Education. In 2008-09, Mr. Lerer served as the Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at Columbia Journalism School.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Business Insider 9/2011Venture Round$7M6
BuzzFeed 5/2010Series B$8M8
Hot Potato 11/2009Series A$1.42M16
gdgt 7/2009Seed$550k7
BuzzFeed 7/2008Series A$3.5M4
The Huffington Post 9/2007Series B$5M4
The Huffington Post 8/2006Series A$5M4



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