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.