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Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Bob Gay Gregory M. Benson Richard Lawson Steve Young


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Total investments 20
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 1.33
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 11
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Marketing

HGGC appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2007. 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 Palo Alto.

This organization was formed by Bob Gay, Gregory M. Benson, Richard Lawson, Steve Young.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This HGGC works on 15 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight hybris, MyWebGrocer. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Software. 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. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the HGGC, startups are often financed by Tech Coast Angels, Stripes. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TA Associates, Stripes, Partners Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Owl Rock Capital Partners, Crescent Capital, Antares Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Upland Software

Cloud Data Services
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
IT Management
Project Management
$115M14 Jul 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Health Care
Personal Health
$240M09 Nov 2021 (Old) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Beauty Industry Group

Consumer Goods
11 Aug 2021 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Merit Financial Advisors

Financial Services
Wealth Management
11 Jan 2021 Georgia, United States


05 Jan 2021 Omaha, Nebraska, United States


Real Estate
$50M17 Dec 2020 Austin, Texas, United States


Enterprise Software
Event Management
23 Jun 2020 Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

Davies Group

Commercial Insurance
Financial Services
21 Jan 2020 Stoke-on-Trent


23 May 2019 Houston, Texas, United States


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