Went back to school for the evening to hear @columbiajourn students pitch their ideas to @lererventures
.@lererventures' @EricHippeau speaks abt the future of broadcast, Alibaba IPO, & the housing recovery on @BloombergTV bloom.bg/1nCM1KU
. @Runscope Radar gets Keen IO integration, allowing test results to be added to Keen IO projects bit.ly/1jfFhjs
. @vhxtv launches 'Pay What You Want' feature 2 give pubs more options 4 creative selling & fans more opps 2 support bit.ly/1tfHEcW
. @Nodejitsu announces the beta release of their new package pages bit.ly/1h4TZas
YES YES YES YES YES YES -- Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/chu… cc: @lererventures
W global mattress mkt expected 2 be $24.65B in 2017 @Caspersleep plans 2 make buying a mattress like buying an iPhone bit.ly/1k4z8sp
. @SmartThings Labs reveals five new integrations fo using Sonos & Philips hue bit.ly/1k18oc6
W 800k subscribers & $96M in annual sales, @Birchbox announces $60M Series B round led by Viking Global Investors bit.ly/1lxzviX
. @NewsCred builds, designs, and hosts custom content experiences w platform-agnostic landing pages & microsites bit.ly/1jfF7IN
.@nowthisnews @PolicyMic @refinery9 RT @THR: The Next Buzzfeeds? 5 Hot New Websites j.mp/P68tQu @lererventures
. @Birchbox partners w Baby Buggy to create a multi-purpose custom pouch designed by new mom, Jenna Dewan-Tatum bit.ly/1h4TUDr
NY Mag's pop culture site Vulture teams up @Chartbeat to discover what makes a first-timer into a loyal reader bit.ly/Q7ExEQ
Emily Lerer Launches “Warby Parker of Tutoring”
Emily Lerer has launched a nonprofit focused on tutoring that takes a page from @WarbyParker ’s “buy one, give one” business model. The organization, entitled “Project Tutor,” is dedicated to providing inner-city children with access to tutoring services.
When a paid tutoring session is scheduled, @ProjectTutor donates an additional session to a child who otherwise would not have access to these services. The ultimate goal is to provide a greater balance of resources and support across the entire New York City public school system.
Emily’s husband, Ben Lerer, is the co-founder and CEO of @Thrillist Media Group and managing director of @LererVentures which he co-founded with his father Ken, Eric Hippeau, & Jordan Cooper. Lerer Ventures was one of the first investors in Warby Parker. Prior to founding “Project Tutor,” Emily was a teacher in New York City for eight years.