Director since: 1999
Mr. Hippeau has been a Partner with Lerer Ventures, a venture capital fund, since June 2011. From 2009 to 2011 he was the Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post, a news website. From 2000 to 2009, he was a Managing Partner of Softbank Capital, a technology venture capital firm. Mr. Hippeau served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ziff-Davis Inc., an integrated media and marketing company, from 1993 to March 2000 and held various other positions with Ziff-Davis from 1989 to 1993. In the past 5 years, Mr. Hippeau served as a director of the Huffington Post and Yahoo! Inc.
As a Partner with Lerer Ventures, Mr. Hippeau brings to the Board extensive investment and venture capital expertise. In addition, Mr. Hippeau has significant governance experience as a director, a strong background in technology and modern media and a deep understanding of the Company’s business as a result of his extended tenure with the Company.