Topic: Lerer Ventures

Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million

Discovery Digital backs The Dodo

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and…

Digital Video Ads That Make You Want to Click

Format continues to get more interactive

Kraft, Nike, Target and Walmart are trialing new video technology that makes ads interactive. In the case of Kraft, a 15-second clip comes with pop-up information on the brand and…

BuzzFeed President, COO Jon Steinberg Leaving Company

Will take advisory role at Lerer Ventures as he searches for next project

After four years as BuzzFeed's president and COO, Jon Steinberg is saying goodbye to all the wins, fails and LOLs in order to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities. "I didn't want to say…

Thrillist's Shane Rahmani Moves to Electus

Former MTVer will be vp of corporate development

Shane Rahmani, formerly of Thrillist, has taken a new position with Electus, effective immediately. The exec will work as vp of corporate development, reporting directly to Drew Buckley, COO and…

NowThis News Attracts High-Profile Supporters

Will introduce sponsored video content

Coming soon to NowThis News: native ads and big-name investors. The New York-based startup, which describes itself as a mobile-centric news outlet for millennials, plans this summer to introduce sponsored video…