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Hinge Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Brandon Zeuner Ryan Swagar


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Total investments 67
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 57
Rounds per year 4.47
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Apps
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet

Hinge Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2008. The main department of described VC is located in the San Diego. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Finance. 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 Bird Rides, Dollar Shave Club, Classy. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The important activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This Hinge Capital works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The typical startup value when the investment from Hinge Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Hinge Capital, startups are often financed by Morado Ventures, Y Combinator, Paige Craig. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Social Leverage, GV, Ludlow Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by 500 Startups, Menlo Ventures, Knight Enterprise Fund.

This organization was formed by Brandon Zeuner, Ryan Swagar. The overall number of key employees were 1.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
$5M06 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States


Non Profit
$118M20 Apr 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Event Management
Marketing Automation
09 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Autonomous Vehicles
04 Sep 2019 New York, New York, United States


Food and Beverage
20 Dec 2018 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Naked Labs

3D Technology
Consumer Electronics
$14M01 Aug 2018 Redwood City, California, United States

Airfoil Capital

Venture Capital
$750K16 Jul 2018 Miami, Florida, United States


Mobile Apps
$18M26 Jun 2018 Los Angeles, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$1M14 Mar 2018 San Diego, California, United States


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