Kenneth Lerer Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 11

  • Exits
  • 8


Kenneth Lerer General Information


Mr. Kenneth Lerer is an Angel Investor Mr. Lerer serves as the Managing Partner 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 the 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.

Business Details

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

Kenneth Lerer Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
DeCervo 22-Jan-2015 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Rewarder 24-Oct-2012 00000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000000 00000
Insider (New York) 23-Sep-2011 00000 00000 00.000 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Edition01 08-Aug-2011 0000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 0000000 00000
BuzzFeed 12-May-2010 00000 00000 000 Publishing Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 00000
Hot Potato Media 10-Nov-2009 00000 00000 00.000 Communication Software Product Development 0000000 00000
PastFuture 28-May-2009 0000 00000 00000 Application Software Product Development 0000000 00000
Silicon Alley Media 18-Jul-2008 00000 00000 000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
BuzzFeed 14-Jul-2008 Early Stage VC 00.00 Publishing Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 00000
HuffPost 26-Sep-2007 Early Stage VC 000 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 00000

Kenneth Lerer Exits (8)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
BuzzFeed 03-Dec-2021 Reverse Merger 000.00
Silicon Alley Media 01-Mar-2021 000000000 00000000
Edition01 01-Jan-2017 000 00 00000000
Insider (New York) 29-Sep-2015 0000000000 00000
Rewarder 01-Aug-2015 000 00 00000000
PastFuture 13-Feb-2013 000000000000000000
HuffPost 07-Mar-2011 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Hot Potato Media 07-Aug-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000

Kenneth Lerer Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Kenneth Lerer Team (1)

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

Kenneth Lerer FAQs

  • Who is Kenneth Lerer?

    Kenneth Lerer is an angel Investor who has made 11 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Kenneth Lerer?

    Kenneth Lerer is an angel investor.

  • What does Kenneth Lerer do?

    As an angel investor, Kenneth Lerer invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Kenneth Lerer invested in?

    Kenneth Lerer has made numerous investments in companies like DeCervo, Rewarder, and Insider (New York) within the Business/Productivity Software, Social/Platform Software, and Publishing industries.

  • What has Kenneth Lerer invested in recently?

    Kenneth Lerer's latest investment was on 22-Jan-2015 in DeCervo, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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