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Hack VC

Hack VC

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Hack VC is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2017. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 other investors. Besides Hack VC, start-ups are typically funded by Trinity Ventures, E-Merge, Daniel Curran and 22 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Brad Flora, overall with 45 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Plug and Play, Pelion Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, and 17 VCs in total.

This VC was founded by Ed Roman. We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. Hack VC is involved in 27 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 18 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund's activity peaked in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Hack VC is 5-10 millions dollars.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 2 other locations. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Enterprise Software, Internet. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 13 more areas of investment. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Weave, Solugen, ProtectWise. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: hack-vc.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

16.3% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.1 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Trinity Ventures, E-Merge

Funds Investing Together

Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Plug and Play, Pelion Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins

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