We build products we think people need
We make seed investments
We partner with publishers, brands and agencies on innovative projects
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We have been building products in our New York Studio since 2008. Our ideas, people, capital and data are united in an imaginative way that enable us to create beautiful and transformative products for the socially connected world.
We have also made a number of small seed investments over the years. We continue to invest in companies as we believe this makes us better builders and our network stronger.
Alphaworks helps companies raise equity capital from their most passionate supporters, customers, and users.
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.
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.
Help brands earn maximum potential engagement on Twitter & Facebook.
Although we are not a fund, we make small seed investments in companies that will make our network stronger.
Seed investing to us typically means the $100k – $200k size and to be among the first people to invest. For example, we were one of the first investors in Tumblr.
We love betas / prototypes, not so much decks or business plans. If you want to talk investments, talk to Matt.
We have begun to work with brands, agencies and publishers to help them partner with our products on innovative digital strategies. These partnerships focus on our unique blend of creativity, data and digital experiences.
Some of our earliest projects include in-game integration, retail experiences and new advertising formats. We are also creating new data-driven platforms for brand insight and content discovery.
We are building teams that can solve complex issues. Whether that be making products, business development or data science – we are always looking to add to our bustling New York community. Check out our jobs page.
We believe in the importance of an open community. We regularly test new products within our active online community, OpenBeta.
OpenBeta is a great way to stay up to date with everything we are doing from investments we are making, product launches, open jobs and friends who are doing interesting things.
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.
Samantha Albert is the Executive Assistant to Janet Balis and the Revenue Strategy Team.
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.
Jon works on finance at betaworks. He previously worked in mobile adtech, growth investing, and investment banking.
Alex is CEO of Giphy. 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.
Andrew is an EIR at betaworks, currently leading Tapestry. He has led growth and strategic partnerships at Moz and Seesmic. He also founded Stride, acquired in 2013.
Matt manages seed investing at betaworks. Previously, he worked at Hot Potato and Trammell Crow Company and founded ReferBoost and JustBecause.
Kuan is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Hatch Labs and Oddcast. He cofounded Cash Island Games and The WildLab.
Drew is Director of Sales Development and leads account management. She led social content strategy teams at Edelman Digital, on major CPG accounts, including Axe and Playtex.
Alex is CEO of Blend. He previously worked at Google, Meebo and MLB.com. He is also the founder of Gallerama.
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 a Partner 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 a Partner at betaworks, and CEO of Digg & Instapaper. He has previously worked at the White House, Google, ICANN, Tumblr, and Code for America.
Josh founded Branch, a betaworks seed investment that was acquired by Facebook.
Patrick is the Co-Founder of Dots. He previously worked at Vimeo and co-founded Banters.
Michelle Monteleone is a recent college graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a bachelors of science in mathematics. Since graduating, she has joined our team as the office coordinator at betaworks.
Paul is a Partner at betaworks and CEO of Dots. Prior to betaworks, he was COO of Aviary and was previously chief of staff for Microsoft’s Office product division.
Lauren is the HR and Operations Manager. Prior to joining our team, Lauren was with Current TV.
Maya focuses on facilitating community within both betaworks and our portfolio network. Prior to joining betaworks, she was the Director of Sunshine at Aviary.
Neil is the VP of User Experience. Prior to betaworks, Neil worked at Yahoo!, Razorfish and Morningstar.