Lerer Hippeau

Founded 2010
Founders Ben Lerer Eric Hippeau Ken Lerer


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Total investments 535
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 278
Rounds per year 25.64
Lead investments 32
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 102
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Consumer
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Finance
  • Venture Capital

In 2010 was created Lerer Hippeau, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the New York.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Buzzfeed, Allbirds, Warby Parker. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Fashion.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2014. The average startup value when the investment from Lerer Hippeau is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Lerer Hippeau performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Lerer Hippeau, startups are often financed by Techstars New York City Accelerator, Quotidian Ventures, Primary Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Quotidian Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Primary Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, Transmedia Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

The fund was created by Ben Lerer, Eric Hippeau, Ken Lerer. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

3M27 May 2021


9M21 May 2021 United States, Santa Monica


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Environmental Engineering
3M18 May 2021
United States, Orem


Online Portals
Early Stage Venture
5M17 May 2021 United States, New York

Heartbeat Health

Health Care
Early Stage Venture
20M10 May 2021 United States, New York

Plus One Robotics

Industrial Automation
Early Stage Venture
33M27 Apr 2021 United States, San Antonio

Small Door

Health Care
Early Stage Venture
20M15 Apr 2021 United States, New York


Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
30M25 Feb 2021 United States, New York

Koffie Labs

Autonomous Vehicles
Freight Service
3M23 Feb 2021 United States, New York
Plantible Raises $21.5M in Series A Funding
– Plantible is a San Diego CA-based food-tech/biotech company. – Series A funding round raised $21.5m. – The round was led by Astanor Ventures with participation from Piva Capital, CJ CheilJedang, Good Friends, Bradley Horowitz (SVP of Product at Google), Trevor Martin (Founder of Mammoth Biosciences) and Chris Bryson (Founder of Unata), Vectr Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, eighteen94 capital (Kellogg Company’s venture capital fund), FTW Ventures and Unshackled Ventures. – The company intends to use the funds to... Read more
Code Climate Raises $50M in Series C Funding to Propel Its Engineering Intelligence Platform
– Code Climate announced $50M in Series C funding. – The round was led by PSG and joined by previous investors Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and NextView Ventures. – Code Climate’s Engineering Intelligence products are trusted by over 1,000 companies from start-ups to enterprises. – Code Climate experienced continued strong growth, more than doubled its headcount, and brought on an experienced executive leadership team. – Funding will help Code Climate advance it... Read more


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