Benjamin Lerer Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals
  • Investments
  • 16

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 13

Exits

Benjamin Lerer General Information

Description

Ben Lerer is our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Mr. Lerer is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau, a position he has held since 2010. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Vox Media. Mr. Lerer was Chief Executive Officer of Group Nine Media, parent to digital publishers NowThis, The Dodo, Thrillist, Seeker, and POPSUGAR, until February 2022 when the company was acquired by Vox Media. Previously, Mr. Lerer was CEO and founder of Thrillist. Mr. Lerer served on the board of Casper Sleep (NYSE: CSPR) from July 2014 until its merger in January 2022. Mr. Lerer holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Our board of directors has determined that Mr. Lerer's knowledge of digital-first businesses and extensive leadership experience in operating and advising companies makes him a qualified member of our Board of Directors.

Contact Information

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

Benjamin Lerer Investments (16)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Genies 07-May-2015 Early Stage VC 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000000 00000
0000000 05-May-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Publishing Generating Revenue 00000000 00000
000000 25-Mar-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Out of Business 00000000 00000
000000 00000 08-Aug-2014 00000 00000 0000 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000000 00000
00000000 30-Apr-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000000 00000
0000-000000 000000 10-Apr-2014 00000 00000 000 Information Services (B2C) Out of Business 00000000 00000
000000 06-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 00000
000 000000 0000 07-Feb-2014 0000 00000 000 Household Appliances Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg 00000000 00000
Le Tote 19-Aug-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000000 00000
Picturelife 02-Nov-2012 Early Stage VC 000 Multimedia and Design Software Out of Business 00000000 00000
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Benjamin Lerer Exits (13)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
SellerCrowd 01-Dec-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
00000000 01-Sep-2021 0000000000
00 0000 02-Aug-2020 0000000000: 000000
0000000000 01-Jul-2020 000000000 00000000
000000 00000 06-Feb-2020 000 00000
0000-000000 000000 01-Feb-2020 000 00 00000000
0000000 04-Jan-2017 0000000000
000000 21-Nov-2016 000 00 00000000
RJMetrics 01-Aug-2016 Buyout/LBO
The Orange Chef 01-Nov-2015 Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg
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Benjamin Lerer Team (1)

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