Shrug Capital

Founded 2018


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Total investments 29
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 9.67
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile
  • SaaS

The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Shrug Capital, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, WndrCo, Weekend Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Founders Fund, Y Combinator, Niv Dror. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, True Ventures, Thrive Capital.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Daisie, Voiceflow, Zestful. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Machine Learning, Gaming. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$18M08 Jul 2021 United States, Boston


Food and Beverage
Mobile Apps
$70M23 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Media and Entertainment
Mobile Apps
$65M03 May 2021 United States, Los Angeles


$5M01 Apr 2021 United States, New York

$9M30 Mar 2021 United States, " United States"}


Human Computer Interaction
Online Portals
Technical Support
$3M17 Mar 2021 United States, New York


Mobile Apps
$6M02 Dec 2020 United States, New York


Mobile Apps
$2M01 Dec 2020 United States, New York

Information Services
Information Technology
$3M07 Oct 2020 United States, San Francisco
Miami twins raise $18M for Lula, an insurance infrastructure upstart

– Lula, a Miami-based insurance infrastructure startup, announced it has raised $18m in a Series A round of funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures co-led the round, which also included participation from SoftBank, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Shrug Capital, Steve Pagliuca (Bain Capital co-chairman and Boston Celtics owner), Tiny Capital’s Andrew Wilkinson. Existing backers such as Nextview Ventures and Florida Funders also invested, in addition to a number of insurance and logistics groups such as Flexport.
– The startup’s self-proclaimed mission is to provide companies of all sizes — from startups to multinational corporations — with insurance infrastructure. Think of it as a “Stripe for insurance,” its founders say.

Note-taking app Mem raises $5.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz

– Mem, a free app, is an early access platform dedicated to pushing users to quickly jot down their thoughts without focusing too heavily on the underlying organization of them.
– The startup’s founders have vast ambitions for what their platform could become down the road, tapping into further advances in machine learning and even AR.
– The company raised $5.6m in a seed round led by a16z with additional participation from their Cultural Leadership Fund, Will Smith’s, Floodgate, Unusual Ventures and Shrug Capital.
– The round also was host to a handful of angel investors including Harry Stebbings, Julia Lipton, Tony Liu, Rahul Vohra and Todd Goldberg, among others.


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