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, Emerging Tech
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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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, E-commerce
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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K Health

Category
Emerging Tech
Location
New York City
Overview
K is the first AI personal health assistant powered by people like you. K Health's mission is to empower consumers with trustworthy health information based on the experiences of others.
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LeafLink

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
New York City
Overview
LeafLink is a wholesale order management platform for the cannabis industry.
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Medly

Category
Consumer, E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
Prescriptions delivered to your door.
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Mirror

Category
Consumer
Location
New York City
Overview
MIRROR is the first connected fitness system that brings the essential components of a great studio workout--variety, personalization, and community--to the most convenient place: your home
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Palmetto

Category
Consumer, Enterprise Software
Location
Other
Description
Palmetto is the leading clean technology software and fulfillment platform company. Palmetto is scaling the deployment of consumer cost-saving clean technology products such as energy storage, solar power, demand management systems, energy efficiency and beyond. Through our advanced technology, we are gaining intelligent insights to reduce cost of customer acquisition among other obstacles that have limited success of the overall sector. Palmetto continues to innovate a proprietary product pipeline, which will lead the sector in shaping consumer energy consumption behavior.
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Prose

Category
Consumer, E-commerce
Location
New York City
Overview
Prose offers fresh and custom-made hair care, combining expertise from a professional stylist (online or in-salon), clients’ unique needs and the highest-quality ingredients to help clients achieve great hair.
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Splice

Category
Consumer
Location
New York City
Overview
Splice streamlines the fragmented process of creating and sharing music, allowing musicians to focus on the creative process.
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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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Warby Parker

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

Category
Emerging Tech
Location
San Francisco
Overview
Zipline is a robotic technology company developing personal robots that deliver a wide range of medical products.
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Ensemble

Category
Consumer
Location
Los Angeles
Description
Ensemble is a FinTech platform designed to help divorced and separated parents manage shared finances for their children more easily.
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MyCarrier

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
Other
Description
MyCarrier is streamlining less-than-truckload (LTL) logistics for both SMBs and carriers through its digital, API-based solution.
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Mickey

Category
Enterprise Software
Location
New York City
Description
Mickey offers a B2B e-commerce marketplace for the buying and selling of raw materials.

Recent Press

Yahoo! Finance

Wednesday, April 7th 2021

Mickey Raises $10MM and Launches Platform to Wipe Out the Global Trade Crisis

TechCrunch

Wednesday, March 31st 2021

Ensemble Raises $3M to Help Divorced Parents Avoid Arguing About Money

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