Eli Taylor-Lemire is a 19-year-old entrepreneur, full stack developer, and visual artist currently building POSH, an event ticketing platform; Uplink, a brand development firm; and Stumped, an education technology platform. He is studying film production at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and participated in the NYU Entrepreneur Lab’s summer startup sprint.
Eli attended Port Chester High School, where he created Stumped to foster student-teacher relationships, co-founded the Model UN club, and founded the school’s Hack Club chapter. During these years, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. For his final project, Eli rebuilt and sent 75 computers to underfunded schools in Guatemala.
In addition to technology, Eli has extensive experience behind the lens. In 2018, he traveled to Mexico City with the LA Fashion Magazine to shoot their fall cover in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. In 2018 he directed a music video for social media star Cashier Fresh. The following year, he directed a music video for popular Connecticut rapper ANoyd. Eli also launched his own Music Video program, showcasing moments of collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe.
In 2020, Eli co-lead POSH to $150K GMV in its first month of operation, receiving a Forbes feature and raising a seed round at a $1M pre-money valuation.