We are not a fund and we are not an incubator; we are a company that builds companies. We are makers, scaling germs of ideas, crafting the future of the social web, one good idea at a time. betas work.
John Borthwick - Founder & CEO
Prior to launching betaworks, John was CEO of Fotolog. Before Fotolog John was SVP of Technology and Alliances at Time Warner Inc. borthwick.com/weblog/
Kenneth Lerer - Chairman
Ken is Chairman and Co-Founder of The Huffington Post and a manager of Lerer Ventures. He is also a member of Pilot Group LLC, and Chairman of Buzzfeed.
Josh Auerbach - CFO
Prior to joining betaworks, Josh held strategy roles at Quantcast and Time Warner and advised startups such as Summize, CoTweet and OMGPOP.joshauerbach.com
Summer is a user experience designer for the betaworks companies. She previously worked at Area/Code, Stickybits, and Yahoo! slbedard.com
Nick manages seed investing for betaworks. Previously, he worked at HappyFunCorp, lived in China, and briefly traded commercial jet engines at Lehman Brothers.
Jon works on finance at betaworks. He previously worked in mobile adtech, growth investing, and investment banking. jonchin.net
Lexi works on product and quality at betaworks. Previously she worked at Techstars, Contently, and Lore among others. twitter.com/lexilewtan
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. giladlotan.com
Sam is Head of Corporate Development. Prior to joining betaworks, he was the business person at TweetDeck. Sam was also the COO of Liberation Entertainment and held senior business development positions at AOL and Time Warner.
Andrew McLaughlin is SVP at betaworks, and CEO of Digg. He has previously worked at the White House, Google, ICANN, Tumblr, and Code for America, and has taught at Stanford and Harvard Law Schools. twitter.com/mcandrew
Jason is a user experience designer for the betaworks companies. He previously worked at Yahoo! and Google. twitter.com/jason_morrow
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. twitter.com/paulbz
Lauren is the Operations Manager and EA to John Borthwick. Prior to joining our team, Lauren was with Current TV.
Neil is the VP of User Experience for the betaworks companies. Prior to betaworks, Neil worked at Yahoo!, Razorfish and Morningstar. neilwehrle.com
Hackers in Residence
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. sms://4155957865
Jessey is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He co-founded Nubook and PTagr and was a parter at at the design agency Polychrome. jcinis.com
Jace Cooke is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. In his spare time, he edits a blog called Cabin Porn.
Matt is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He most recently spent 2½ years at Tumblr as VP Engineering and later Head of Brand Strategy. He holds a degree in Victorian Studies, which he does not regret one bit. matthew.tumblr.com
Kuan is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Hatch Labs and Oddcast. He cofounded Cash Island Games and The WildLab. twitter.com/huangkuan
Alex is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Google, Meebo and MLB.com. He is also the founder of Gallerama.
Lauren is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. Previously she cofounded Texts from Last Night and Banters. She is also the author of Judging A Book by Its Lover. twitter.com/laurenleto
Patrick is a Hacker in Residence at betaworks. He previously worked at Vimeo and co-founded Banters. patrickmoberg.com