We Invest in People.

We Invest in Brands.

We Invest in All Categories.

We Invest in New York City.

Lerer Hippeau is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City. As founders and operators ourselves, we see returns in relationships.

We seek entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition. When we are lucky enough to meet such people, our hope is that they will choose us as a long-term partner.

A few of our investments

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Allbirds

Category
E-commerce
Location
San Francisco
Overview
Allbirds believes in making better things in a better way. The brand is on a mission to prove that comfort, design and sustainability aren't mutually exclusive, and are dedicated to making premium footwear using naturally sustainable materials.
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Axios

Category
Digital Media
Location
Other
Overview
We are a 1-year old media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible.
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Bowery

Category
Consumer
Location
New York City
Overview
Bowery is the robotics and AI-enabled modern farming company growing the world’s first post-organic produce.
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BuzzFeed

Category
Digital Media
Location
New York City
Overview
BuzzFeed is a media company providing social news and entertainment-related information and videos.
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Casper

Category
E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
Casper has engineered a single premium mattress like no other on the market and sell it directly to the consumer.
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Dia&Co

Category
E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
Dia&Co is the premier digital-first retailer dedicated exclusively to serving women who wear sizes 14 and up. Our stylists take the time to get to know you, then send hand-selected clothing and accessories chosen to match your unique style, body, and budget.
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Drone Racing League

Category
Emerging Tech
Location
New York City
Overview
Drone racing is a real future of the sport that combines the best of e-sports Formula 1 and a touch of virtual reality.
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Everlane

Category
E-commerce
Location
San Francisco
Overview
Everlane designs, manufactures, and sells luxury clothing items at a low retail markup via an online e-commerce website.
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Giphy

Category
Consumer
Location
New York City
Overview
GIPHY is GIFs. The first and largest GIF search engine, GIPHY is where thousands of artists, brands, and pop culture moments make today’s expression, entertainment, and info a little more moving.
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Glossier

Category
E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
Glossier is a content-driven, direct-to-consumer beauty company creating modern luxury products that are accessible, hard-working, and easy to use.
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Group Nine Media

Category
Digital Media
Location
New York City
Overview
Group Nine is home to NowThis (the no. 1 most watched U.S. video news creator on social), The Dodo (the no. 1 animal brand on social), Thrillist (the most trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment) and Seeker (the digital leader in science and curiosity).
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Guideline Technologies

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
San Francisco
Overview
Our purpose-built technology makes it easy for businesses to take care of their employees by cutting through unnecessary complexity and expense.
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Lola

Category
E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
LOLA is a comprehensive resource for women’s reproductive health and hygiene needs at all life stages.
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Namely

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
New York City
Overview
Namely is an all-in-one HR platform employees will love to use.
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Percolate

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
New York City
Overview
Percolate's intelligent platform helps brands to scale and sustain their digital content strategies.
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SeatGeek

Category
Consumer
Location
New York City
Overview
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine enabling users to find and purchase tickets for live sports, concert, and theater events.
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Soylent

Category
E-commerce
Location
Los Angeles
Overview
Soylent is a food supplement that can be personalized for different body types and customized based on the individual's taste.
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Transfix

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
New York City
Overview
Transfix is a technology company that’s changing the way companies manage their supply chain.
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WayUp

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
New York City
Overview
WayUp is the largest online marketplace for college students to find part-time jobs and internships during the school year, over the summer, and has full-time entry level jobs for seniors and recent graduates
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Warby Parker

Category
E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
Warby Parker designs and sells vintage-inspired style eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Recent Press

TechCrunch

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

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Wednesday, August 1st 2018

Inside the Mind of a NYC VC: Caitlin Strandberg of Lerer Hippeau

TechCrunch

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Even Financial raises $18.8 million Series A