PandoMonthly at Bennett Media Studio:

A Fireside Chat with Ben Lerer

Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY


On August 16, PandoMonthly, a division of PandoDaily – a newly launched web broadcaster hat offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies is coming to Bennett Media Studio to have their third monthly conference event in New York City. Entrepreneur and investor Ben Lerer will be the main guest speaker of the night.

Lerer is the co-founder and CEO of Thrillist — the modern lifestyle brand for hip, urban guys everywhere. I always thought of Thrillist as DailyCandy for dudes, but it has continued to evolve well beyond the basic email newsletter. It now includes street wear flash-sale site JackThreads and the Groupon-like Thrillist Rewards.

Lerer is also a partner in Lerer Ventures, a firm that is aiming to do for startups on the East Coast, what SV Angel has done on the West Coast (read: Invest in most everything promising). Indeed, the two firms have a co-investing agreement to cross-pollinate Lerer Ventures’ Huffington Post-soaked media expertise with SV Angel’s Ron Conway-soaked Silicon Valley dominance. Given that Thrillist grew with very little venture capital, I’ll be curious to hear Lerer’s advice for startups when it comes to raising cash.

Lerer Ventures’ portfolio includes BirchBox, Chartbeat, greplin, Pair, Romotive, RebelMouse, and plenty of other companies we’re watching closely. It also includes PandoDaily.



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‘Spring is here and we’re powering out of hibernation with the return of  Counterpoint AfterHours — our super-sexy evening of new writing at the hottest venues around town. Come and shake the dust off your boots with short works by the most cutting edge writers from London and New York, and live music from our friends, The Vanguard. Sticking with our season’s theme of “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”, we’re focusing on crossed wires, gullible lovers and guilty secrets, and asking our writers to respond to the provocative phrase, “I LOVE YOU…I THINK”.’

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The multi-award winning US/UK lineup includes Counterpoint’s Resident Playwright, Bekah Brunstetter (NY Innovative Theatre Award), Lily Bevan (artistic director of the Osip Theatre), Joel Horwood (Cameron Mackintosh Award), Josh Koenigsberg (2010 Playwright in Residence, Urban Arts), Michael Lew (Heidman Award winner), and  Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Smiffie Award Winner).

Directed by Allison Troup-Jensen

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April 21st, 2011
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Owner Ed Bennett will host a wine tasting private dinner at Bennett Media Studio on April 26th, 2011. This event is co-produced by and features wine connoisseur, Alex Elman. By invitation only. Please contact if you are interested in joining us!

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