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Higher Ground Labs

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Andrew McLaughlin Betsy Hoover Shomik Dutta


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Total investments 46
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 9.20
Lead investments 8
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Exits 3
Key employees Soon
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Politics
  • Government
  • Advertising

The main department of described VC is located in the Chicago. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Andrew McLaughlin, Betsy Hoover, Shomik Dutta.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Politics, Big Data. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Wethos, Hustle. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Higher Ground Labs, startups are often financed by MergeLane, Y Combinator, John Johnson. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Media Ventures, Y Combinator, ValueStream Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by The Syndicate Fund, New Media Ventures, 32 Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Funding Platform
Information Technology
Non Profit
$100K22 Apr 2022 California, United States


Service Industry
$10M11 Jan 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Digital Media
File Sharing
Photo Sharing
Social Media Management
Social Media Marketing
$8M24 Aug 2021 Santa Monica, California, United States

Measure Studio

21 Jun 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


$100K01 Jun 2021 Oakland, California, United States


Non Profit
Subscription Service
Web Apps
02 Mar 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Enterprise Software
Event Management
Information Technology
Social Media
$3M03 Jan 2020 New York, United States


Creative Agency
Social Entrepreneurship
$3M04 Sep 2019 New York, New York, United States


20 Jun 2019 -


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