lisa stone

board member
chief investment officer, braintrust founders studio
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"Anyone can look into the future, but few have the courage to create it."
-- erik anderson

Lisa Stone is a Managing Director at WestRiver Group and serves on the board of Singularity University as well as other private startups and non-profit Project Glimmer.  

Lisa is a co-founder and c-level entrepreneur with extensive experience in early stage start-ups working across sales, product, engineering, marketing, content and community  to design platforms, pricing and partnerships that activate millions of people and achieve defined business goals. From 2005-2014, Lisa was co-founder and CEO of BlogHer Inc., the leading social media publisher for women (127+ million monthly uniques, $30M in annual revenues), which she merged with She/Penske Media, creating the largest women’s lifestyle digital media company (comScore). After exiting She, Lisa was an Entrepreneur In Residence with Trinity Ventures and served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Ellevest, an investing and financial services platform for women. Previously, Lisa was VP Programming/Editor in Chief for Networks, a Hearst-backed company and Top-30 destination URL. At Lisa launched the Web’s first blog publishing network integrating content, advertising and e-commerce. Lisa is a former journalist (The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN), Her honors include a Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur Award, Fast Company’s 1000 and 100 Most Creative People in Business and a Nieman Fellowship where she was the first Internet journalist granted the award by Harvard University.  

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Wellesley College. She is a member of the Committee of 200.