Elizabeth Cutler is an entrepreneur best known for creating the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Cutler served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015. Cutler and her partner Julie Rice started SoulCycle in 2006 in the rear lobby of an upper West Side dance studio found on Craigslist. Cutler and Rice grew the company to 60 studios as founders, CEO’s, and Creative Officers before departing in 2016.
Cutler was honored as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Builders + Innovators in 2013 and 2014 and SoulCycle was voted one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness of 2013 by Fast Company. Cutler and Rice were contributing editors to The Wall Street Journal’s Accelerators column and in 2015, Cutler was voted one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, Cutler was honored as two of AdWeek’s Brand Geniuses.
In 2016, Cutler formed Dopamine Ventures and LifeShop companies, focused on advising, investing and incubating new ideas rooted in community. Cutler continues to speak at CEO, business, and creativity conferences worldwide. Inquire about engagements here.
Personal Life and Education
Cutler attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where she studied the intersection of Art History and Religious Studies. Her studies took her to Bodh Gaya, India, where she lived in a Buddhist monastery and throughout Southeast Asia.
Prior to moving to New York City, Cutler lived and worked in Telluride, Colorado. Elizabeth her husband, Allen, and their two daughters are based in New York City and enjoy cooking and hiking. She serves on the board of Crisis Text Line, a mental health-based text messaging support line, and SHOFCO, the Kenyan based community organized initiative to transform urban slums and urban poor. She currently advises select startups and companies, as well, under Dopamine Ventures.