Michael Loeb is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Loeb.nyc.
After starting his career at Time, Inc., Michael co-founded the Synapse Group with then partner, Jay Walker. Under Michael’s direction, Synapse grew to become the largest seller of consumer magazine subscriptions worldwide, with its revolutionary and patented Continuous Service Model. Michael and Jay went on to form and incubate Priceline.com together at Synapse, leveraging a shared team of operators and capital.
When Synapse Group was sold to Time Warner in 2006, Michael formed Loeb Enterprises with partner, Rich Vogel to ideate and develop new business concepts. The largest of those ventures was ScriptRelief, a pharmacy discount provider that has a membership in excess of 12 million Americans.
In 2019, Loeb Enterprises rebranded to Loeb.nyc and boasts a portfolio of over 18 direct investments, most of which execute from Loeb.nyc headquarters in Manhattan. Under Michael’s visionary leadership, Loeb.nyc has established a new model for startup investments. By pairing exceptional strategic and executional talent with passionate founders, Loeb.nyc significantly de-risks startup launches.
Michael sits on the board of several non-profit organizations and is an avid philanthropist. He currently resides in New York City with his wife and children.
At New York Advertising Week, Michael told his inspiring career story. From his beginnings as the "launch guy" at Time Inc. to starting his own revolutionary business (Synapse Group), Michael addressed his successes, failures and life lessons.
At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Michael was interviewed by Bonin Bough. For aspiring entrepreneurs, he explained how to stay motivated and relevant.
What does it mean to be in Venture Capital today? Michael breaks down the "entrepreneur’s gene" and adds color to the evolving definition of entrepreneurship.