GA + GLabs present: Ben Lerer, co-founder and CEO of Thrillist
General Assembly and Gramercy Labs
Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Ben Lerer is the co-founder and CEO of Thrillist.com, a leading men’s multi-platform lifestyle publication with over 3 million daily subscriptions in 19 localized markets in the U.S. and the U.K. Since its launch in 2005, Lerer has overseen the growth of Thrillist's marketing, sales and business development efforts, as well as its recent expansion into e-commerce with the acquisition of members-only online retailer JackThreads.com and the launch of localized deals platform Thrillist Rewards.
In this personalized discussion, Ben will tell the story of Thrillist, pointing out the important lessons he's learned along the way. He'll get into the recent evolution of Thrillist expanding into e-commerce with the acquisition of members-only shopping club, Jackthreads.com and the launch of localized deal platform Thrillist Rewards. Touching on the general future of the media industry, Ben will also discuss what he looks for as an investor in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
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