We’re thrilled to announce today that the entire Lerer Ventures partnership will share a stage at Disrupt NY.
Lerer Ventures is one of the most prolific venture capital firms in New York City, and its partnership is unique. Started by father and son Ken and Ben Lerer, the team also includes former HuffPo CEO-turned-Lerer Ventures managing director Eric Hippeau and Jordan Cooper, CEO of Wildcard. This will be the first time the entire team will be speaking together on our stage.
Lerer has made investments in more than 175 companies, including Warby Parker, Rap Genius, BirchBox, betaworks, Makerbot, Everlane and BuzzFeed. Though the firm has a strong media backround, it invests in companies of many areas of interest, choosing to focus on what their founders bring to the table, rather than a specific vertical.
Lerer leverages the combined strength of two generations: Ken and Eric bring their breadth of experience and Ben and Jordan tap into the leading edge of New York’s startup culture. We’re looking forward to finding out more about each of their roles behind the scenes and what happens when father and son disagree.
Join us at Disrupt NY to learn how the Lerer investment perspective has changed, what new spaces are lighting investment watchtowers, and what’s in store for the NY startup scene. Has the father and son’s more political project Stop The NRA had the impact they’d hoped? And what are their goals for the recently funded animal news site The Dodo?
Tickets are currently available for Disrupt NY and are on sale until March 8th when they will jump in price by $250. There are also numerous opportunities for startups to exhibit, sponsor and pitch at Disrupt. Battlefield applications are due Thursday, February 27 at 5 p.m.
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