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Hardware Club

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Alexis Houssou Barbara Belvisi


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Total investments 58
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 8.29
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware
  • Internet of Things

Hardware Club appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Alexis Houssou, Barbara Belvisi.

Opposing the other organizations, this Hardware Club works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Hardware Club, startups are often financed by Elephants & Ventures, Y Combinator, [email protected]. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kima Ventures, Partech, LocalGlobe. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by iGlobe Partners, Passion Capital, LVP.

The fund has 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 fund investment industries, there are Information Technology, Internet of Things. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Bellwether Coffee, Augmenta, Lima

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Space Travel
$4M09 Aug 2022 Los Altos, California, United States


$2M02 May 2022 -


Industrial Automation
Information Technology
Professional Services
$50M22 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Electric Vehicle
$80M26 Jan 2022 City of Brussels, Belgium

Ark Biotech

Food and Beverage
$2M14 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Anello Photonics

$28M21 Oct 2021 Santa Clara, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Machine Learning
$32M08 Jun 2021 Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia

Norbert Health

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
$5M03 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Embedded Systems
Image Recognition
Machine Learning
$8M23 Mar 2021 Athens, Attica, Greece
Alcatraz AI Raises Additional $6.1M in Funding

– Alcatraz AI from Redwood City develops secure access control solutions.
– The company raised $6.1m in funding.
– Backers included Ray Stata (lead), Hardware Club, Mucker Capital, JCI Ventures, the venture capital arm of Johnson Controls, and LDV Partners.
– The new investment will be aimed at product development and expansion of foothold in the market.


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