Mr. Ben Lerer serves as Chief Executive Officer at Group Nine. Mr. Lerer also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Group Nine Acquisition. He is also a Co-Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer at Thrillist. Mr. Lerer was among Ernst & Young's 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" and Inc's "30 under 30." He is also a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lerer Hippeau, New York's most active early-stage technology fund. He chairs the Board of Directors for Urban Upbound, a New York non-profit organization and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). He sits on the Board of Directors for Casper, the Advisory Board for Refinery29, and the Board of RaisedByUs. Mr. Lerer serves as Board Member at Petplan.