One was the chairman and co-founder of The Huffington Post and is the current chairman of Betaworks, Rocketfeed, and Buzzfeed. The other is co-founder and CEO of the popular men’s online lifestyle publication Thrillist. As father and son, however, Kenneth and Ben Lerer co-manager Lerer Ventures– a seed stage venture capital fund that has invested into start-ups such as SeatGeek, an online ticket search engine, and Warby Parker, the rapidly growing online discount eyeglasses retailer.
Both Lerers will be on hand at FORA.tv’s next Paley Center for Media talk to discuss investment in new media and social platforms. Check out the video below for a look into how Ben Lerer built Thrillist into the popular site it is today: