While you might have actually heard this phrase numerous hundred a lot of times this year, it stays true: These are unprecedented times.
At least a dozen markets remain in a state of flux, and just time (a relatively short amount of time) will tell if they can develop quickly enough to stay in the video game. A few of those markets consist of media, direct-to-consumer retail, hospitality and travel. With the speed of alter significantly, it can be tough to make heads or tails of these respective markets and the broader tech start-up landscape.
Fortunately, Eric Hippeau, cofounder and managing partner at Lerer Hippeau, is uniquely positioned to answer our most pressing questions, particularly around these industries. We’re really pleased to show you that Hippeau will be joining us today for an episode of Bonus Crunch Live. Bonus Crunch members can capture the episode live, and ask their own questions directly to
Hippeau, at 11am PT/2pm ET/6pm GMT. Eric Hippeau worked as CEO for the Huffington Post before co-founding < a class="crunchbase-link"href="https://crunchbase.com/organization/lerer-ventures"target="_ blank"data-type="organization"data-entity= “lerer-ventures” > Lerer Hippeau. He also served as chairman and CEO at Ziff-Davis, a former top publisher of computer system publications. He rests on the boards of BuzzFeed and Marriott International.
Lerer Hippeau portfolio companies include Axios, BuzzFeed, Genius, giphy and chartbeat. And while the company has experience in media, that doesn’t imply the portfolio is squarely focused on it. Other portfolio companies consist of Casper, WayUp, Warby Parker, Mirror, HungryRoot, Glossier, Everlane, Brit + Co. and AllBirds, to call simply a couple of.
We’ll chat with Hippeau about the quickly changing media landscape, how direct-to-consumer companies can endure (and sometimes, capitalize) on the new world ushered in by the coronavirus, and get some tips on how to pitch Lerer Hippeau for financial investment.
I’m also curious about Lerer Hippeau’s investment in startup studios (Betaworks and Expa) and to learn which sectors seem most appealing to the company going into the back half of 2020.
As formerly mentioned, Bonus Crunch members can ask their own questions during the chat. If you’re not yet an Extra Crunch member, you can register right here.
We’re amped to have Hippeau join us and we hope you will, too!
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.