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#Thrillist Shows Importance of Apps as Source of Revenue

#Thrillist Shows Importance of Apps as Source of Revenue

NY startup Thrillist has announced that 45 percent of their revenue comes from their iPhone app, JackThreads. This shows the payoff that can come when startups focus on a mobile-intensive strategy for The startup was recently added to the Venture Beat list of  "10 NYC Startups we're crazy about" and [Full Story…]

#Thrillist Creates Mobile-Friendly Newsletter

#Thrillist Creates Mobile-Friendly Newsletter

With subscribers from NY to Seattle, men's lifestyle guide Thrillist relies on their email newsletter to inform their subscribers about restaurants, bars and shops. According to Thrillist, the number of users accessing content from mobile devices has grown from a small percentage to 30-40%. The [Full Story…]

NY Startups Struggle with Online Sales, Websites After #Sandy

NY Startups Struggle with Online Sales, Websites After #Sandy

As power returns to lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy, technology startups are getting back on their feet. Fab.com Inc., Warby Parker, Gilt Groupe Inc., Buzzfeed, and Thrillist all reopened their offices on Monday for the first time in a week. Most startup tech companies are located in lower [Full Story…]

Thrillist Packages Content, Commerce and Data

Thrillist Packages Content, Commerce and Data

The NY based men's digital lifestyle magazine Thrillist has an e-newsletter, a mobile app, a local deals provider and a shopping recommender. CEO of Thrillist, Ben Lerer, spoke with AdExchanger about how Thrillist has combined editorial and shopping into one package. The company is also currently [Full Story…]

NY Based Thrillist Raises $13M in Series A Funding

NY Based Thrillist Raises $13M in Series A Funding

The newsletter/e-commerce company Thrillest has recently secured $13M in Series A funding led by Fred Harman's Oak Investment Partners, Lerer Ventures and Bob Pittman's Pilot Group. Thrillest was founded by Ben Lerer, son of Huffington Post's chairman and co-founder Ken Lerer, and the company [Full Story…]

Prince Building Hosts HackNY #IWNY Fundraiser

Prince Building Hosts HackNY #IWNY Fundraiser

HackNY will be holding its Internet Week fundraiser at The Prince Building  at Foursquare's HQ on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m, located at 100 Crosby Street in Soho.   Supported by multiple NYC User Groups, 10gen, ZocDoc and Thrillist, the event is a celebration of the 'work HackNY does for New York [Full Story…]

As Thrillist’s Revenue Rockets, CEO Considers an IPO?

As Thrillist's Revenue Rockets, CEO Considers an IPO?

In one year Thrillist’s revenues have risen from about $10 - $15 million to more than $30 million this year. CEO Ben Lerer expects his site will have revenues of $100 million by this time next year, all while positioning itself to "potentially" file for an IPO. The revenue spurt comes from [Full Story…]

New ‘Rewards’ Feature Boosts Thrillist

New 'Rewards' Feature Boosts Thrillist

NY-based Thrillist initially was merely a witty email city guide when Ben Lerer first had the idea. In the past year, however, a subset of its business, Thrillist Rewards, has grown rapidly, according to Business Insider. Thrillist Rewards finds local deals for members that can be purchased, similar [Full Story…]

Four NY Tech Companies Pass Key Milestones

Four NY Tech Companies Pass Key Milestones

by Al Barbarino Four NY tech companies – ranging from a high-end fashion web boutique to a mobile data guru – passed important milestones this past week.  Here are some highlights: Rent the Runway reached 1.5 million members on Thursday night, said Ashley Bez Savage, the company’s public [Full Story…]

Thrillist: From Daily eNewsletter to Multi-million Dollar Company

Thrillist: From Daily eNewsletter to Multi-million Dollar Company

New York nightlife has always been a passion of Thrillist's co-founder Ben Lerer, who spent a lot of time with blogs and on Citysearch during his college years at the University of Pennsylvania, according to DigiDay. The men's lifestyle site began as a daily email newsletter informing New York's 20 [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…]

Ben Lerer Talks Thrillist With Founder Collective’s Chris Dixon

Ben Lerer Talks Thrillist With Founder Collective's Chris Dixon

Ben Lerer, recent opened up about his NY-based company, Thrillist, in an interview with co-founder of Hunch and Founder Collective, Chris Dixon.  Thrillist started as a local content guide for guys, but now it has grown to a platform offering local and national content and commerce to guys.  Since [Full Story…]

Walkabout NYC Tours Hot NY Startups Offices

Walkabout NYC Tours Hot NY Startups Offices

Portfolio.com's John Harrison attended Walkabout NYC, a city-wide startup open house during Internet Week NY, and recently detailed his experience.  The tour started at the Midtown offices of Hashable and Tapad, where visitors were able to stroll around the open workspace filled with barefoot [Full Story…]

Is Thrillist Poaching Groupon Territory?

Is Thrillist Poaching Groupon Territory?

Thrillist, the website and email newsletter for guys, has officially moved into the daily deals section. Unlike some daily deal entrants however, Thrillist is leveraging its editorial voice to project its offers onto their "guys", as co-founders Ben Lerer and Adam Rich refer to them. In doing so, [Full Story…]

Thrillist Launches First iPad App

Thrillist Launches First iPad App

Thrillist, a lifestyle product-focused email newsletter for men, has released its first iPad app. Unlike their iPhone and Android app, which are designed for on-the-go, the iPad app is designed to accommodate a more leisurely reading experience. According to Mashable, design-wise it's not the [Full Story…]