Hinge Capital

Hinge Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Diego


Hinge Capital is the renowned VC, which was created in 2008. The primary office of this VC is located in San Diego. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Bird Rides, Dollar Shave Club, Classy are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Internet, Finance. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 20 more industries for this fund.

This VC was founded by Brandon Zeuner, Ryan Swagar. The overall number of key employee in the fund's team is 1.

In 2011, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Hinge Capital participates, on average, in 2 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. At the time of investment by Hinge Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 12 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 6-7 others. Besides Hinge Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Morado Ventures, Y Combinator, Paige Craig and 30 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Social Leverage, GV, Ludlow Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 58. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by 500 Startups, Menlo Ventures, Knight Enterprise Fund, out of 30 investors from our database.

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: hinge.co; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last, first '.' last

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]

4.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

3.6 years

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

0.37 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Morado Ventures, Y Combinator

Funds Investing Together

Social Leverage, GV, Ludlow Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

500 Startups, Menlo Ventures, Knight Enterprise Fund

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