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Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley

In the past year, New York has reached a tipping point as consumer-facing startups proliferate and similarly Los Angeles is gaining notice with the success of Snap and Dollar Shave Club among others.

Resy, The App That Lets You Buy A Reservation, Eats Up $2 Million In Seed Funding

Resy, a New York-based restaurant reservations app looking to go up against OpenTable, has just announced that it has secured $2 million in seed funding to make sure you don’t have to wait to si

Lerer Hippeau Ventures Raises $62M For Its Fourth Fund

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lererventures.com/">Lerer Hippeau Ventures</a>, the New York-based investment firm whose portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Chartbeat, and Warby Parker (<a target="_blank

Casper Raises $1.6M To Offer A New Approach To Building And Selling Mattresses

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.caspersleep.com">Casper</a>, a startup that says it's developing a "vertically integrated" approach to the mattress industry, is announcing that it has raised $1.6

Meet Alphaworks, The New Crowdfunding-Inspired Investment Platform From betaworks

As crowdfunding swings into the mainstream, the folks at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/betaworks">betaworks</a> are dreaming up new and creative ways to leverage the power

Into the Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2M To Build Its Team

<a target="_blank" href="http://intothegloss.com/">Into The Gloss</a>, an editorial beauty website based out of New York, has raised $2 million in venture capital funding led by Forerunner and Lerer V

PaidContent Founder Rafat Ali Raises Another $1.1M For Skift, His Site For Travel News And Data

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.skift.com">Skift</a>, the travel industry-focused site that was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/30/paidcontent-founder-rafat-ali-launches-travel-news-s

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

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

NYC’s Lerer Ventures Raising $30M Third Fund For Early-Stage Investments

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lererventures.com/">Lerer Ventures</a>, one of the better known seed stage venture capital funds based out of New York, is raising a $30 million fund, according to

Hail A Fellow Human, Not A Taxi With “SideCar” – The New P2P Uber

You need a ride, someone else has a car and could use the cash, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.side.cr/">SideCar is the app</a> that will bring you together. New instant peer-to-peer rideshare-fi

Backed By Lerer And SV Angel, Newsle Launches To Let You Track News About Your Friends

If you want to see what your friends or contacts are up to, you can check out Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram for a realtime feed. But what if you want to read news <em>about</em> your frien

(Founder Stories) Ben Lerer On The Startup Gold Rush

As <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">Chris Dixon</a> wraps his conversation with <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/thrillist-com">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="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon"> Chris Dixon</a>, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/thrillist-com">Thrillist</a> co-founder

Tapad Brings Ad Retargeting To Mobile, And $1.8 Million From Powerhouse Investors

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tapad-picture.png"> One of the best-performing technologies in online advertising right now is retargeting—everyone from <a href="ht

SV Angel Partners with Lerer Ventures to Cross Syndicate Valley/NYC Deals

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-306639" title="partnerships5-1" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/partnerships5-1.jpeg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="216" /></a>Yester

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

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Bluefin Labs Reveals How It Is Tying Social Media To TV

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bluefin-screenshot.jpg"> On the Web, we have links, which makes all media trackable. But on TV there are no links. So how do you track the

4Chan's Moot Joins Lerer Ventures As An Advisor

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/christopher-poole.jpeg"> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/christopher-poole">Christopher Poole</a>, aka Moot, the founder of <a href

BaubleBar Raises $1.1 Million From Accel, Founder Collective, And Lerer Ventures

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/baublebar-logo.png"> Today, jewelry flash-sale site <a href="http://baublebar.com/">BaubleBar</a> officially launched. Previously known as E