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UltraLight: Four Top NY VCs Discuss 2013 Investment Trends

UltraLight: Four Top NY VCs Discuss 2013 Investment Trends

By Lauren Keyson This is a great time to start a technology business, according to four expert NY venture capitalists at Ultra Light Startups Investor Feedback Forum Thursday night. In addition to advising entrepreneurs, investors discussed 2013's growth sectors. Unsurprisingly, they all favored [Full Story…]

Lerer Ventures Hires Stoller and Korzenko for NY Office

Lerer Ventures Hires Stoller and Korzenko for NY Office

Lerer Ventures is hiring two new employees for its new $36 million early-stage fund. Max Stoller, a recent NYU graduate, and Nicola Korzenko will both be joining the company, according to The New York Observer. Korzenko previously worked at Signpost, Spark Capital and Creative Artists Agency. [Full Story…]

#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…]

#Buzzfeed Raises $19.3M in Fourth Investment Round

#Buzzfeed Raises $19.3M in Fourth Investment Round

Buzzfeed announced it is taking on a fourth investment round of $19.3 million. Jonah Peretti, the site’s CEO, has raised approximately $46 million in funding since its founding 2008, according to Advertising Age. The money will go towards hiring more writers and editors and adding to its video [Full Story…]

NY’s Lerer Ventures Raises $36M Fund

NY's Lerer Ventures Raises $36M Fund

Lerer Ventures, NY-based investment firm, has raised its largest fund yet. According to Business Insider, this third round of funding amounted to $36 million. The group was started by Eric Hippeau, Jordan Cooper, Ken Lerer, and Ben Lerer. With the money, the firm plans to continue investing in [Full Story…]

Eric Hippeau Investing in #nyctech

Eric Hippeau Investing in #nyctech

Eric Hippeau is a prolific investor in over 80 startups, most of which are based in NY. Previously the CEO at The Huffington Post, Hippeau is currently working at Lerer Ventures and has been praised by names such as Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti and Buddy Media's Mike Lazerow. When Hippeau started at the [Full Story…]

Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry Launches RebelMouse.com in Beta

Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry Launches RebelMouse.com in Beta

Last week, former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry launched RebelMouse.com, his new NY-based project that lets individuals and businesses use their social media postings to create websites. According to Crain's New York Business, Berry calls this "the front page to the social web." Members can [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…]

NY Startup BestVendor Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

NY Startup BestVendor Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

NY-based BestVendor, an online resource where professionals exchange work-related applications, announced yesterday that is secured $3 million in funding co-led by RRE Ventures and Softbank Capital, among others, including Lerer Ventures. According to a press release on CityBizList, the startup will [Full Story…]

NY Startup BestVendor Launches Yelp-like Business Resource

NY Startup BestVendor Launches Yelp-like Business Resource

BestVendor, a NY-based startup recently launched its Yelp-like resource for business products, harnessing social recommendations to help small businesses make quicker and more efficient purchasing, The Next Web notes. The startup's business directory includes ratings and reviews for web services, [Full Story…]

NY Startup PublicStuff Offers Solution to Connecting with Gov. Services

NY Startup PublicStuff Offers Solution to Connecting with Gov. Services

PublicStuff, which recently announced that it has received funding from Lerer Ventures, First Round Capital and High Peaks Venture Partners, is a community help-line in the cloud. Founded by Lily Liu, the NY-based startup is a cheaper solution for submitting requests in one's city in the cloud; it [Full Story…]

Canvas to Leave 4chan in the Dust?

Canvas to Leave 4chan in the Dust?

Image board site 4chan's Christopher Poole launched the NY based community interface Canvas in January. Intending to create a mainstream platform, Canvas enables users to interact around images that can be edited and commented on. With the growing number of people using message boards and forums to [Full Story…]

Lerer Talks Startup Investing with Dixon

Lerer Talks Startup Investing with Dixon

Thrillist co-founder and Lerer Ventures partner Ben Lerer reveals his take on the present day market conditions of startup investing with fellow NY tech entrepreneur Chris Dixon in a TechCrunch interview. Lerer notes that more money has flowed into the market, causing increasing valuations. However, [Full Story…]

ShowMe Raises $800,000 Seed Round

ShowMe Raises $800,000 Seed Round

NY startup ShowMe recently raised a $800,000 seed round from several investors including Lerer Ventures and SV Angel. ShowMe has developed an app that turns a tablet into an interactive video whiteboard which allows teachers to record lessons while speaking and drawing on the touchscreen. The [Full Story…]

VC Trend: Fielding and Offering Ideas for Startups and Apps

VC Trend: Fielding and Offering Ideas for Startups and Apps

According to a recent New York Observer article, VCs, both in NY and Silicon Valley  are flying in the face of startup convention lately. Rather than investing in the entrepreneur, who traditionally keep his/her startup idea close to the chest, VCs are fielding/suggesting ideas for startup companies [Full Story…]