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Lerer Hippeau closes $230M across two new funds; Ben Lerer is back

Managing partners Ben Lerer and Eric Hippeau discuss the new funds, VC dry power and the current funding environment.

Group Nine’s SPAC goes public

Group Nine Media revealed last month that it was forming a SPAC (short for special purpose acquisition corporation) in order to raise money for acquisitions. The company has now moved forward with tho

Group Nine Media forms a SPAC to fund acquisitions

Group Nine Media — which owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, Seeker and PopSugar — is the latest company to form a SPAC, according to a filing with the SEC. These blank-check corporations, as they

Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech

TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic — particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to th

Where top VCs are investing in D2C

If you’re looking for toothbrushes, skin-care face masks, mattresses, glasses or even socks, there’s a digitally-native, direct-to-consumer (D2C) company or two that can help you out. And thanks t

Lerer Hippeau’s Ben Lerer shares his priorities for scouring seed deals

Enterprise software startups are changing how they infiltrate companies, and investors are taking note. Last week, I chatted with Lerer Hippeau‘s Ben Lerer after his firm had just led a seed rou

Group Nine hires Brian Lee to lead its commerce business

Group Nine Media has hired Brian Lee as its first executive vice president of commerce. Lee held a similar role at Maker Studios before its acquisition by Disney, and he also founded the New York-base

Group Nine Media hires Stacy Green as its first chief people officer

Group Nine Media has hired Stacy Green to lead its human resources team. The company was created at the end of 2016 by the merger of Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and Seeker. CEO Ben Lerer said that at

Group Nine Media says it got 114M social engagements last month

With last fall’s formation of Group Nine Media, four digital media organizations (Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Discovery’s Seeker) came together under a single corporate umbrella. Now

Ben Lerer, Gary Vaynerchuk and Andy Dunn join the board of nonprofit RaisedBy.Us

RaisedBy.Us, an organization that facilitates charitable giving at startups, has added three entrepreneurs and investors to its board of directors — Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer (pictured above), Vayner

Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar

There's a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker raised over $100 mi

Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men's shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion

Men’s Fashion Club Jackthreads Makes Online Shopping Less Lonely

Jackthreads, the members-only online shopping club helmed by founder Jason Ross and Thrillist's Ben Lerer, is working on something brand new in the ecommerce space. The goal: to make the online shoppi

Lerer Ventures’ Ken Lerer: “We Are Going To Launch”

Today at Disrupt NY, Ken Lerer and Ben Lerer took the stage to talk about Lerer Ventures and their respective entrepreneur stories. One thing that caught the attention of the audience is when Ken Lere

Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

We’re proud of the fact that some of the tech scene’s most innovative thinkers and problem solvers are going to be speaking at <a href="">TechCrunch D

How-Tos: Entrepreneurs Talk Customer Acquisition, Social Media & More In New Video Series

Building on their education and training video platform for startups and SMBs, <a href="">Grovo</a> is today launching an "Expert Series" that aims to "shed light on the evolving

(Founder Stories) Ben Lerer On The Startup Gold Rush

As <a href="">Chris Dixon</a> wraps his conversation with <a href="">Thrillist</a> co-founder and <a hre

(Founder Stories) How Thrillist’s Ben Lerer Got Thicker Skin And Grew Up

In this episode of Founder Stories with host<a href=""> Chris Dixon</a>, <a href="">Thrillist</a> co-founder

(Founder Stories) Ben Lerer: Thrillist Will Do “$40 Million In Revenue This Year”

In this episode of <em><a href="">Founder Stories</a></em>;, Chris Dixon sits down with <a href="">Thrillist</a> Co-founder and CEO,

Lerer Ventures Raises Second $25M Seed Fund for NYC Startups

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