Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer Overview

Investor Type Angel
Status Active
Professionals 1
Professionals
Investments 16
Portfolio 8
Exits 8
Exits

Ben Lerer General Information

Description

Mr. Ben Lerer serves as Founding Chief Executive Officer at Group Nine Media. He is also the co-founder & former CEO of Thrillist. 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." Ben is also the 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). Ben sits on the Board of Directors for Casper, the Advisory Board for Refinery29, and the Board of RaisedByUs.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Ben Lerer Investments (16)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
PureWow 05-May-2015 Seed Round 00.000 Publishing Profitable 000 00000
000000 25-Mar-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Out of Business 000 00000
000000 08-Aug-2014 00000 00000 0000 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000 00000
00000000 30-Apr-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Clothing Generating Revenue 000 00000
00000000 10-Apr-2014 00000 00000 000 Internet Retail Profitable 000 00000
000000 06-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
000000 05-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
000 000000 0000 07-Feb-2014 0000 00000 000 Household Appliances Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg 000 00000
Le Tote 19-Aug-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Clothing Generating Revenue 000 00000
Picturelife 02-Nov-2012 Early Stage VC 000 Multimedia and Design Software Out of Business 000 00000
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Ben Lerer Exits (8)

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Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Casper 06-Feb-2020 IPO 00000
0000000 04-Jan-2017 000000000000000000
000000 21-Nov-2016 000 00 00000000
000000000 01-Aug-2016 0000000000
000 000000 0000 01-Nov-2015 0000000000: 000000
00000 20-Jul-2015 000000000000000000
Picturelife 29-Jan-2015 Merger/Acquisition
Hot Potato Media 07-Aug-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000

Ben Lerer Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Ben Lerer Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY