. @WarbyParker has a surprise hit w their increasingly popular 'Colonel' monocle nyti.ms/1fKk9nS
Proud to finally announce our funding: techcrunch.com/2014/03/06/spl… lef by @lererventures @Maveron
New York is #1 and @Flint_TinderUSA leads NYC in successful @Kickstarter projects bit.ly/1caC0n1
. @Onswipe releases data about popularity of mobile newsreading apps, Flipboard leads drive 4 pushing traffic 2 pubs tcrn.ch/1i0dCCM
. @ScienceExchange is based on the premise that this collaboration will increase efficiency of scientific research bit.ly/1pFw7Sp
100+ startups meeting with @digitalfirst @lererventures @knightfdn @themediacamp @Revlyst & more at SxSW. Join us: ownlocal.com/sxsw/
Birchbox teams up w Lulu Guinness for a Special Edition @Birchbox launching this March bit.ly/1hUMoPV
. @Twice hits 50,000 followers on Facebook, offers 15% off to new users bit.ly/1fKk83k
Great story. @kfalter making it happen. "Read about meeting @KenLerer for the first time @Poptip mashable.com/2014/03/02/kel… via @ToddWasserman”
New VC ranking formula places @CowboyVC, @FundersClub, @collabfund, @USV and @lererventures on top bit.ly/1cCFYj6
. @littleBits named one of the Top 10 tech toys from Toy Fair 2014http:/ usat.ly/1i0ddQE
. @Betaworks releases 137-page volume holistic annual report Betaworks 2014: A quick look back. A longer look forward bit.ly/1fZjz0a
. @Soylent founder @robrhinehart presents at Launch Conference bit.ly/1hX2evG
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.