Ben Lerer

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Group Nine Media, Inc.

Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Group Nine Media, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Group Nine Media, Inc.
mMetro.com LLC
Lerer Hippeau

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1327

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1984

Age

35

Number of Awards

2

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Director & Chief Technology Officer at Group Nine Media, Inc.

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President at mMetro.com LLC

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Co-Founder at JumpPost, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Oak Investment Partners

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Manager at Lerer Hippeau Ventures Management LLC

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Professional at Lerer Ventures Management LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at JackThreads, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Casper Sleep, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Casper Sleep, Inc.

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Director & Chief Creative Officer at Casper Sleep, Inc.

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In The News
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October 9, 2019
Cooley: Group Nine Media to Acquire PopSugar
The New York Times
October 8, 2019
The Digest
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Ben Lerer
Chief Executive Officer & Director at Group Nine Media, Inc.
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Director & Chief Technology Officer at Group Nine Media, Inc.

Group Nine Media, Inc. operates software platform for advertising and promoting brands. Its brands include The Dodo, a social video platform; NowThis, a video news publisher on social networking site; Thrillist, the digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; Seeker, a subscription based channel on online video platform. The company was founded by Benjamin Lerer in October 2016 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Memberships
Associate Member
Current

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organization, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards and The Lovie Awards, the leading honors for websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. Presented by The Academy, The Webbys and The Lovies recognizes excellence in interactive creativity, establishing best practices on a yearly basis, and thus pushing the standards of web development continually higher. Through our newsletter, lectures and year-round collaboration in online and offline events we encourage people inside and outside the industry to share ideas and information.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Director
2016 - Current

Group Nine Media, Inc. operates software platform for advertising and promoting brands. Its brands include The Dodo, a social video platform; NowThis, a video news publisher on social networking site; Thrillist, the digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; Seeker, a subscription based channel on online video platform. The company was founded by Benjamin Lerer in October 2016 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Professional
2011 - Current
Co-Founder & Manager
2010 - Current

Lerer Ventures makes angel and early-stage investments primarily in New York City-based technology and media companies. The firm may also consider investments on the West Coast. They have a particular interest in start-up companies involved in social networking and e-commerce

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

RaisedBy.Us is a nonprofit workplace social good program for NYC Tech companies like Casper, Squarespace, Shutterstock and many others. Through workplace charitable giving, employee volunteerism and community events, RaisedBy.Us has directed over $2.2 million to over a thousand different causes and tens of thousands of employee volunteer hours to organizations that need them the most.

Chairman
Current

JackThreads, Inc. retails men's clothing online. It offers shoes, clothing, and accessories for men. The company was founded by Jason Ross in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Trigger Media teams up with exceptional entrepreneurs to build transformational or disruptive digital media companies in the area of curation services. Together with a board of advisors, they give entrepreneurs access to a breadth of knowledge, relationships, and creativity that they need to build great companies. Trigger Media causes innovation to happen.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Urban Upbound, formerly known as The East River Development Alliance, Inc. (ERDA), is a community-based non-profit organization located in Long Island City, Queens. The mission of Urban Upbound is to provide residents of public housing and surrounding neighborhoods with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic mobility and self-sufficiency, and to break inter-generational cycles of poverty.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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mMetro.com LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Lerer Ventures II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Lerer Media Ventures LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Hotpotato Media, Inc. provided social networking services. The company was founded by Justin Shaffer and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

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mMetro.com LLC provides media and online advertising services. It operates a website which features men's lifestyle brands. The company was founded by Adam Rich, Benjamin Lerer and Jason Ross on October 12, 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Awards & Honors
2010
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
Events
Speaker
311 West 34th Street-Manhattan, NY
2013 TechCrunch Disrupt (New York City)

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

Speaker
Aspen Meadows Resort-Aspen, CO
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

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