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#Food52 Raises $2M with a Baker’s Dozen of Investors Including Ken Lerer

#Food52 Raises $2M with a Baker's Dozen of Investors Including Ken Lerer

The cooking startup Food52 recently closed a $2 million round with 13 investors. The New York Observer reports that Ken Lerer of Lerer Ventures is one of the investors. His firm also participated in the startup’s $750,000 seed round. Amanda Hesser, a former New York Times food editor, and Merrill [Full Story…]

NowThis News Makes a Showing in Online and Mobile Video News

NowThis News Makes a Showing in Online and Mobile Video News

NowThis News is attempting to revamp news with video news content. The company was founded by Eric Hippeau and Ken Lerer, both Huffington Post ex-executives. The app and website feature professionally produced video content in short segments. The site has content from other networks and repackaged [Full Story…]

Former HuffPo CTO to Build NY-Based Incubator with Lerer Ventures

Former HuffPo CTO to Build NY-Based Incubator with Lerer Ventures

According to BetaBeat, Paul Berry, the longtime CTO of The Huffington Post credited with "their legendary SEO and early adoption of social networking tools," is leaving the company.   Berry will be reuniting with Ken Lerer and Jonah Peretti (who were both formerly  involved with HuffPost)  as he [Full Story…]

Vogue and The Wrap Take a Look at “The Queen of Aggregation”

Vogue and The Wrap Take a Look at "The Queen of Aggregation"

Sixty one year-old Arianna Huffington will always be the target of both awe and suspicion, according to Vogue. The Queen of Aggregation, as former New York Times editor Bill Keller called her, reportedly sees no conflict between the staid middle American AOL and the "activist" Huffington [Full Story…]

Bedrocket Media Ventures Raises $9 Million in Equity Financing

Bedrocket Media Ventures Raises $9 Million in Equity Financing

According to citybizlist, Ken Lerer has raised $9 million in equity financing for his new company, Bedrocket Media Ventures LLC. Lerer, who co-founded the Huffington Post, is the Chairman and co-founder of Bedrocket, which is a Web TV company that is a video studio and incubator. The company [Full Story…]

CUNY Adds Masters Track for Journalist Entrepreneurs

CUNY Adds Masters Track for Journalist Entrepreneurs

In light of new journalism models, content farms, and the demise of many print publications, CUNY is launching a new masters degree track to teach journalists how to run a business, something most journalism programs ignore. Under the direction of media evangelist Jeff Jarvis, the program will cover [Full Story…]

BuzzFeed Raises $8 Million In Financing

BuzzFeed Raises $8 Million In Financing

BuzzFeed, a New York City startup that helps publishers like Time and The Huffington Post, brands like Viacom or ad agencies 'spread the buzz' through viral advertising recently raised $8 million in a series B financing round led by RRE Ventures. Ron Conway of SV Angel and Chris Dixon of [Full Story…]

Ken & Ben Lerer To Start Fund to Finance Startups

Ken & Ben Lerer To Start Fund to Finance Startups

Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer and his son, Thrillist co-founder Ben Lerer, are closing the fund's, Lerer Media Ventures', first round "in the next few days," according to AllThingsD.  Once completed, they will have "$7 million to put into angel/early stage [Full Story…]

Daylife To Offer New Aggregating Product This Fall

Daylife To Offer New Aggregating Product This Fall

Daylife, the digital media services company, will be launching a new product this fall designed to simplify the content-aggregation process its current platform allows subscribers.  According to the New York Observer's profile of the company, it's likely that this product will be [Full Story…]