The idea for Grokker came to Lorna Borenstein while on a multi-year sabbatical, traveling the world with her husband and three children. Hoping to utilize the internet in order to practice yoga and fitness while on vacation, she became frustrated with the lack of high-quality instructional videos available, as well as the difficulty in finding them aggregated in one place.
In 2012, Lorna founded Grokker.com, the expert video network, to address this need. Prior to her sabbatical, Lorna was President of publicly traded Move Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE). She also held a number of executive positions at Yahoo! including Chief of their global personals online dating service and Head of Marketing for their multi-billion dollar worldwide Search & Marketplace businesses (Shopping, Travel, Autos, etc.). Lorna entered the Internet world back in 2000, when she launched eBay Canada out of her guest room in Toronto, Canada and went on to serve as eBay Inc.’s Vice President & General Manager.
Before discovering her passion for consumer technology, Lorna served as Assistant Legal Counsel at Hewlett Packard and practiced law in both the U.S. and Canada. She is fluent in several languages, an avid yogi, and an active supporter and fundraising member of various charities.
Grokker is the community driven content network offering high quality, expert-led fitness, yoga, meditation and cooking videos. Grokker makes it easy and enjoyable for enthusiasts to discover valuable content and seamlessly organize and share choice topics, experts and opinions with a larger like-minded community. The site was founded in 2012 by retired Internet executive Lorna Borenstein (eBay, Yahoo!, MOVE, HP) and produces its own videos in-house, featuring a notable network of expert yogis, chefs, trainers and fitness instructors. Grokker also curates a selection of the best videos from around the Web. There are 3500+ videos available on Grokker today, searchable by sub-topics so you can quickly and easily find exactly what you’re passionate about, practice personal wellness and gain a mastery of new skills, right from your computer, tablet or phone, via the Grokker mobile app for iOS8.