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Michael Loeb Talks Serial Entrepreneurship at Brandweek Challenger Summit 2019
[March 27, 2019]

Michael Loeb Talks Serial Entrepreneurship at Brandweek Challenger Summit 2019

NEW YORK, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Loeb, founder and CEO of, the New York City-based venture collective, recently participated in a fireside chat during Brandweek's Challenger Summit at New York City's Grand Hyatt. Loeb made his remarks in front of roughly 600 attendees gathered at the first annual Challenger Summit, a two-day event focused on companies that are pioneering new waves of innovation in today's ever-shifting brand landscape.

Lisa Granatstein, Adweek's editor and SVP of programming, conducted the one-on-one interview with Loeb to kick off the Summit's second full day. A Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame inductee, Loeb shared a variety of stories ranging from his creation of The Synapse Group, a multichannel marketing company that revolutionized the world of magazine subscriptions, to his time spent incubating He also discussed the unique cultural attributes of, the venture studio that he oversees in midtown Manhattan.

During the discussion, Loeb described as a place where entrepreneurs are truly allowed to foster their ideas and build their companies. He derided the fact that, in his words, "most entrepreneurs spend half of each day raising money or keeping investors happy." Loeb added that he is drawn to companies that have the right founder, explaining that: "The right founde will find a way – they will go through it, tunnel under it, figure it out. They will not be denied."

Loeb joined other industry leaders who participated in Brandweek's two-day Challenger Summit, including Tim Armstrong, former CEO of both Oath and AOL, Tom Cortese, co-founder of Peleton, Betheny Frankel, CEO of Skinnygirl, and Eduardo Luz, CMO of KraftHeinz.

The complete discussion between Loeb and Granatstein is available here. An active philanthropist and angel investor, Loeb encourages startups to reach him and his team at


Michael Loeb is a New York-based veteran entrepreneur and Direct Marketing Association Hall-of-Famer who has backed, built, or funded over fifty successful companies. Chief among his successes are for its travel deals and travel search engine, and Synapse (acquired by Time, Inc.). Loeb now leads and Loeb Enterprises, a startup laboratory and private investment platform, respectively, based in New York City. A leading New York philanthropist, Loeb donates to a variety of charities, and he's donated the location fees related to his Hamptons home being used as a set for the Showtime television series Billions.


The venture arm of Loeb Enterprises and founded by CEO Michael Loeb, is a startup lab and early-stage private investor built on the belief that aligning the right people with the right ideas creates successful companies. More information can be found at

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