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Hard Yaka

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Greg Kidd


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Total investments 93
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 84
Rounds per year 7.75
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 18
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Payments
  • Mobile
  • Blockchain

Hard Yaka is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Sausalito.

The current fund was established by Greg Kidd. We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Hard Yaka, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Plug and Play, FundersClub. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are AltaIR Capital, Y Combinator, FundersClub. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by FundersClub, Union Square Ventures, 500 Startups.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Financial Services, Payments. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Coinbase, Marqeta, Kabbage. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this Hard Yaka performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

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$3M25 Apr 2022 -


$10M21 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States

Mask Network

Big Data
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14 Apr 2022 Shanghai, China


Financial Services
$10M06 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

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$2M15 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Business Intelligence
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$50M30 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


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$50M16 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States

Artificial Intelligence
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AnChain.AI Raises $10M in Funding

– AnChain.AI is a San Francisco CA-based blockchain security company.
– Company raised $10M in funding.
– The round was led by SIG Asia Investments with participation from Fin VC, Nima Capital, Hard Yaka and Amino Capital.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating product development and recruitment across research and development, engineering, customer success and sales.

Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

– Blockdaemon closed a $28m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Greenspring Associates with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.
– Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments.
– Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability and reliability.
– Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers.


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