What Is HACK Fund?

The HACK Fund is a venture fund created by Hackers/Founders (H/F) that uses blockchain technology to provide accelerated liquidity to investors. Money raised during the token sale will be invested in top technology companies scaling globally.

What Makes HACK Fund different?


1. Founders First.

Before H/F created HACK Fund, it started as a small group of founders that shared a passion for technology and startups. This community became an important place for founders to connect, learn, grow and collaborate with each other. Today, H/F community has grown from a handful in Silicon Valley to about 300,000 people in 48 countries.


2. Community to Co-op.

H/F launched The Co-op, a growth program for early-stage companies, that leverages H/F’s extensive network. The Co-op provides connections, support and services in return for equity, so that these startups can expand globally. In the spirit of H/F’s community roots, founders literally have a stake in each other’s success, since they receive a piece of equity from each of their fellow companies.


3. Venture Capital

H/F created four funds using equity from its Co-op portfolio startups, and sold them to investors. Funds 1 through 4 annualized 30% IRR for 5 years running, and boasts 7 exits, to companies like Facebook and Cisco.


4. Now HACK Fund.

HACK Fund combines H/F’s track record of startup fund successes with the power of the Ethereum blockchain. The result is the democratization of venture investing worldwide, because wherever the blockchain reaches, so does HACK Fund. Investors have liquidity, because they have the freedom to buy and sell fund tokens through online exchanges whenever they choose. The use of the blockchain erases borders, which means more startups can be funded and exit through their own token sales.

HACK Fund Ecosystem


For Investors

Investors have the advantages of venture capital combined with innovative use of the blockchain.



HACK provides investors with liquidity. Investors can buy, sell, and trade HACK through online exchanges at any time.

Expansive Availability

Expansive Availability

HACK is for investors at every level - from the general public (non-US citizens only) to VCs.

Access to the Best Startups

Access to the Best Startups

Invest in the best startups worldwide without the challenges that can come with reaching them.



Invest like a Limited Partner. HACK offers diversified exposure to technology startups.



All portfolio exits are funnelled back into HACK, increasing its value for investors.

Investor benefits from The HACK Fund



Increased liquidity and exposure to blockchain.



Diversification into top global, high-growth tech startups through cryptocurrency.



Alternative to non-liquid crowdfunding, or high-risk angel investments.

Fund Overview

Targeted number of investments: 30 for every $10M raised.

Typical initial investment by HACK: $100k-$250k Seed, $500k-$2M Series A.

Investing in both pre Token Sale startups as well as startups growing towards traditional exits.

HACK Summary

Trade freely

HACK is liquid. HACK tokens can be traded freely via online exchanges

Best companies in our portfolio

Up to 10% of the fund raised will also be used to liquidate our existing funds which are comprised of the best companies in our portfolio

Reviews by boards of experts

Companies are selected for investment only after several rounds of reviews by boards of experts and acceptance to portfolio program

$1 Million of stock

In addition, the team will be contributing $1 Million of stock from existing H/F Funds 1-4

100% of returns

100% of returns from portfolio exits will be reinvested into existing or recently accepted H/F portfolio companies



Yearly ROI for our previous investors*

*Past performance is no guarantee of future results

Our past performance









Including acquisitions from Facebook and Cisco

Hackers/Founders Portfolio:

Acquired startups



Enterprise cloud search engine



The Apple Store retail experience for any brick & mortar retailer


Access Invest

Tinder for investing



Technical recruiting technology



AirBnB for camera gear



Playable mobile app demos on the web



Video marketing automation

Companies we invest in

Dealflow: Hackers/Founders derives dealflow from ongoing community engagement with 300,000
entrepreneurs in 47 countries and 128 cities.


AI, EdTech, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, B2B, SaaS and many more.


Vetted by experienced angel investors and Limited partners.


Revenue generating companies with an existing product.


Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson

Managing Partner HACK, CEO H/F

$600M portfolio market cap in 5 years. Member of SEC Advisory Committee for Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Business. Board member of Wilson Center for Public Policy - Latin America.

Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson

General Partner HACK, CIO, Co-Founder of H/F

As Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Laura conceptualized the H/F startup program, as well as thousands of educational and networking events. Her extensive experience in marketing and advertising means Laura’s insights are highly sought after.

Mak Gutiérrez

Mak Gutiérrez

General Partner, Director H/F Mexico

Expanded the H/F Co-op to Guadalajara. Key to ongoing expansion efforts into more of Latin American markets, which are largely untapped and yet have a market cap of around 7 Trillion USD

Mak Gutiérrez

Torrance Carroll


Torrance catalyzes fund growth through continual engagement with portfolio companies, investors, and community members, As Chief Operations Officer for Hackers/Founders, he manages both internal processes and staff to allow the company to run efficiently.

Mak Gutiérrez

Connor McGill


Connor is Partner at HACK Fund, CFO, and on-staff crypto expert. He graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in Economics. Connor was key in constructing the technical and legal framework for the HACK Fund. He also handles finance for Silicon Valley operations.

Mak Gutiérrez

David Lee

Vice President, China

David is a seasoned veteran of the high tech industry, having previously held senior roles in Microsoft China, Oracle, Honeywell, IBM, NASA and startups in both the social network and the ecommerce space. His initial involvement in blockchain was during 2014 in San Francisco when he met with the Ripple Lab team and bought his first batch of XRP. David subsequently prototyped the first Ripple gateway in Taiwan and has been an active community member ever since.


Brad Yasar

Nick Sullivan

CTO Good Money, Founder ChangeCoin

Nick Sullivan drives technology development. As a founder of three companies, and engineering lead at three others, he understands what it takes to build top quality technology teams that accomplish the goals of the business. Nick has created millions of dollars worth of value for multiple companies.

Brad Yasar

Annemarie Tierney

Former VP of Strategy and New Markets at NASDAQ

One of the world's top experts in securities law as it relates to secondary liquidity, capital markets and problems faced by small businesses in capital formation. AnneMarie’s expertise with related legal will be invaluable to HACK Fund’s efforts going forward.

Brad Yasar

Charles Belle

Founder of Startup Policy Lab,

Startup Policy Lab, a new nonprofit think tank dedicated to connecting policymakers and the startup community. Examining public policy at the nexus of startups and technology, Charles' research is currently focused on privacy and how to support local government open data initiatives while simultaneously protecting citizen privacy.

Brad Yasar

Christopher Colosi

Managing Partner at Krowd Mentor

Christopher is the founder & CEO of Gloebit, a digital currency web service providing secure in-app micro-payments and user-to-user transactions. His vision for a single currency across VR began taking shape in 2017 with the adoption of the Gloebit Money Module for the OpenSimulator VR platform, which is already being used by over 30 virtual worlds. Christopher’s focus on digital currency and VR commerce originated when he oversaw the entire $500M/yr ecosystem of Second Life.

Brad Yasar

Alejandro Prada

Head of Corporate Affairs, IDB Invest

Alejandro is an expert in the field of international development with over 20 years of legal and business experience in international negotiations and financial transactions, with a primary focus in Latin America and the Caribbean. Alejandro has worked as transaction counsel for law firms and financial institutions in Colombia, Spain, Germany and the United States. He is currently Head of the Corporate Affairs Team in IDB Invest.

Brad Yasar

Brad Yasar

Managing Partner at Krowd Mentor

Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years. Currently the co-founder and Managing Partner of Krowd Mentor, a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm focusing on ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and token-powered organizations.

Token Pre-Sale and Distribution

During the open Token Sale, one HACK token will be priced at $1 USD

Token Pre-Sale

Pre-Sale Phase Bonus Cap
Phase 1 (Ending soon) 40% $2 Million USD
Phase 2 30% Disclosed when 80% of goal reached

Token Sale

Activated when Pre-Sale Phase 2 goal reached

Pre-Sale Phase Bonus Cap
Phase 1 20% TBD
Phase 2 10% TBD
Phase 3 0% TBD

Full Token Sale cap: Disclosed when 80% of end goal reached

Token Distribution

Percentage Purpose
70% Token Sale
18% Long term reserves
8% Operations and Advisors
2% Portfolio Founders
2% Community Development


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