At first glance Betaworks seems to be a loose organization of people that do many things. But first and foremost we are builders. We are building products – whether that be an app, a site, a piece of hardware is not generally the point. We are building products that when combined together form a strong network. And that network is helping Betaworks become a media company for this century.
Our ideas, people, capital and data are united in an imaginative way that enable us to create beneficial and transformative products for the socially connected world. We do everything we can to facilitate that goal within the company.
We are seeking to create a more sustainable innovation model. So we can build things, better. The more we build the more we learn and the more ideas we get for peripheral things, but things that make our ecosystem stronger.
We also make small investments in other companies because we believe that will make us better builders.
Our growing team of engineers, designers, editors and creatives continually build, launch and iterate products. We only build products that we feel will add value to the world at large but also make our network stronger.
Below you will find recently launched products, ones that are in development, and others successfully in market.
Digg delivers the most interesting stories on the Internet right now.
bloglovin’ delivers the most inspiring fashion & lifestyle stories online.
Find &share the best animated GIFS on the web.
Short stories in a beautiful and unique reading experience.
A simple tool to save web pages for reading later.
A game about connecting.
Stay up to date with your favorite artists.
The easiest way for creatives to visualize, present and gather feedback on their work.
An open Collaboration Network for music creators.
The easiest way to quote and share on the web.
Personalized weather reports.
bitly takes the internet, makes sense of it, and helps you participate in the most intelligent and meaningful ways possible.
Chartbeat is real-time data for front-line doers.
TweetDeck brings more flexibility and insight to power users (sold to Twitter).
Help brands earn maximum potential engagement on Twitter & Facebook.
Although we’re not a fund, we make small seed investments in companies that will make our network stronger.
Seed investing to us typically means $100k – $200k in size and to be among the first people to invest. For example, we were one of the first investors in Tumblr.
We love betas and prototypes, not so much decks or business plans. If you want to talk investments, talk to Nick.
Join the growing Betaworks team here in New York City.
Prior to launching betaworks, John was CEO of Fotolog. Before Fotolog John was SVP of Technology and Alliances at Time Warner Inc.
Kenneth Lerer is a Manager at Lerer Ventures. He was the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Huffington Post. Mr. Lerer is Chairman of Betaworks and Buzzfeed, and is Vice-Chairman of Bedrocket.
Prior to joining betaworks, Josh held strategy roles at Quantcast and Time Warner and advised startups such as Summize, CoTweet and OMGPOP.
Janet was was most recently Publisher of the Huffington Post, and held senior roles at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Time, Inc. and Aol.
Summer is a user experience designer for the betaworks companies. She previously worked at Area/Code, Stickybits, and Yahoo!
Jon works on finance at betaworks. He previously worked in mobile adtech, growth investing, and investment banking.
Nick manages seed investing for betaworks. Previously, he worked at HappyFunCorp and at Lehman Brothers.
Alex is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. Previously he made Artspace, The Fridge, MTV Music, and managed research programs for Paul Allen’s R&D lab.
James is head of creative at Betaworks, responsible for creating interesting brand and product partnerships. He is an award winning advertising creative director.
Grant designs and codes for betaworks companies.
Matt is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He most recently was at Tumblr as VP Engineering and later Head of Brand Strategy. He holds a degree in Victorian Studies.
Kuan is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Hatch Labs and Oddcast. He cofounded Cash Island Games and The WildLab.
Alex is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Google, Meebo and MLB.com. He is also the founder of Gallerama.
Lexi works on product and quality at betaworks. Previously she worked at Techstars, Contently, and Lore among others.
Gilad is the Chief Scientist at betaworks. Previously, he was VP of R&D at SocialFlow. Before that, Gilad built social data visualizations at Microsoft’s FUSE labs.
Sam is an SVP at betaworks. His startup experience includes TweetDeck and Liberation Entertainment; he also worked at Time Warner and AOL, and before that practiced IP and entertainment law.
Andrew McLaughlin is SVP at betaworks, and CEO of Digg & Instapaper. He has previously worked at the White House, Google, ICANN, Tumblr, and Code for America.
Patrick is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Vimeo and co-founded Banters.
Jason is a user experience designer for the betaworks companies. He previously worked at Yahoo! and Google.
Paul is SVP of product at betaworks. Prior to betaworks, he was COO of Aviary and was previously chief of staff for Microsoft’s Office product division.
Lauren is the Operations Manager and EA to John Borthwick. Prior to joining our team, Lauren was with Current TV.
Rachel is the office coordinator at betaworks. Previously she has worked in publishing and environmental law offices.
Neil is the VP of User Experience. Prior to betaworks, Neil worked at Yahoo!, Razorfish and Morningstar.
Jessey is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He co-founded Nubook and PTagr and was a partner at the design agency Polychrome.