There’s a little shuffling in the city’s VC scene this morning. VC Steve Schlafman has announced (via his Tumblr) that he’ll be leaving Lerer Ventures to join RRE. He’ll be a principal focused on Series A investments (as opposed to his seed stage work at Lerer).
We like to imagine that when you leave Lerer you get Smirnoff iced as a send-off, but maybe that’s just us.
Eric Hippeau is stepping down as CEO of Huffington Post following yesterday’s mega merger with Aol. But’s he’s not wasting any time diving back into business, joining on with HuffPo founder Ken Lerer as a general partner at Lerer Ventures.
This is a return to form for Hippeau, who worked as a VC for Read More
It’s common in a metropolis like New York for people to ignore the majority of what goes on around them. Without that filter, we would all go a bit crazy.
But Hyperpublic, a startup that launched this morning, thinks users might be interested to learn about the people, places and things they pass Read More
Qwiki, a startup that generates video profiles of any subject in real time, has raised an $8 million A round.
Eduardo Saverin, made famous by The Social Network‘s depiction of him as the victim of a scheming Mark Zuckerberg, led the round.
Saverin’s investment in Qwiki was very founder friendly, according to Erick Schonfeld Read More
Internet hero Christopher Poole–or “Moot,” as he’s known on the image-based discussion boards of 4chan–has joined seed stage fund Lerer Ventures as an advisor, TechCrunch reports:
Moot is plugged into the hacker culture in New York City, which Lerer Ventures wants to tap into. He will advise the fund and bring it deals, Read More