Managing Director, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Ben Lerer is the co-founder and CEO of , a daily email targeted to men, and which also includes Thrillist Rewards and , an online ecommerce store. Of course, he’s also Managing Partner at .
Lerer was among Ernst & Young’s 2013 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,” Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs of the Year” – and Silicon Alley Insider’s “100 Coolest People in Tech” for six years running (full disclosure: Lerer Hippeau are investors in SAI).
He chairs the Board of Directors for the East River Development Alliance, a New York non-profit organization, and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) and an active mentor for NYC Venture Fellows, TechStars and E[nstitute].
Select Investments/Boards: Warby Parker, RapGenius, SailThru, Namely, GroupMe, Makerbot, Everlane, BuzzFeed, PandoDaily, betaworks, chartbeat, Canvas Networks, Simple, gdgt, Greplin, Scoutmob, and Venmo
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