Lerer Hippeau

Lerer Hippeau

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Lerer Hippeau was established in 2010, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in New York. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund was created by Ben Lerer, Eric Hippeau, Ken Lerer. Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Lerer Hippeau is 100-500 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund's activity peaked in 2014. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, Lerer Hippeau makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In real terms, this VC performs 8 percentage points less exits than other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as E-Commerce, Fashion. In addition, there are 58 more industries where it has achieved success. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Buzzfeed, Allbirds, Warby Parker. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 7 other locations.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 6-7 others. Along with Lerer Hippeau, start-ups are often financed by Techstars New York City Accelerator, Quotidian Ventures, Primary Venture Partners as well as 240 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Quotidian Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Primary Venture Partners and also 393 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Y Combinator, Transmedia Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, out of 284 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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]

26.5% 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]

3.2 years

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

0.48 out of 1

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


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