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Betsy Morgan

Betsy Morgan is the Co-Founder of Magnet Companies, a private equity-backed company focused on media and commerce, and an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School and Columbia College. Magnet has built and invested in consumer-facing companies including: Dear Media, Togethxr and LoveSeen.


Prior to Magnet, Ms. Morgan served as an Executive in Residence of LionTree, an advisory and merchant bank firm specializing in technology and media. Ms. Morgan was the CEO of TheBlaze, an early multi-platform and direct-to-consumer news and entertainment company. Prior to TheBlaze, Ms. Morgan was the first CEO of The Huffington Post.


Ms. Morgan currently serves on the board of directors of the following privately-held companies: Cox Media Group, Trusted Media Brands and TheSkimm. She is also on the board of the publicly-traded company, Tripadvisor where she serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. 


Ms. Morgan has an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Colby College, where she served as a member of the Board of Trustees for eight years. She is also a contributor to Riptide, an oral history of journalism and digital innovation created by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

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