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Lerer Hippeau Ventures

Lerer Hippeau Ventures is a venture capital fund that focuses on early seed funding, leveraging the operational expertise of its investment team, which consists of entrepreneurs. The firm is one of the most active in NYC, having invested in close to 200 startups.  In addition, to its investment arm, Lerer HippeauVentures also runs the SohoTechLabs, an incubator for early stage ventures.

Date founded: 2010

NYC Management:
Kenneth Lerer, Manager
Eric Hippeau, Managing Director
Ben Lerer, Managing Director
Jordan Cooper, Managing Director

Current Investment Team Size: 7

Portfolio/Investments: 150+ (Warby Parker, RapGenius, SailThru, Namely, GroupMe, Makerbot, Birchbox, betaworks, chartbeat, Canvas Networks, Simple, gdgt, GroupMe, Greplin, and Venmo)

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