A publicly traded Cayman Incorporated Closed-End Fund focused on global frontier tech. HACK Fund was created by Hackers/Founders (H/F), the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs with over 300,000 members in 49 countries and 142 cities. The same team that built a track record of 30% growth in 4 funds for each of the last 5 years - including 7 exits - created HACK Fund for public trading. Two portfolio companies are currently on track for IPO within 2 to 3 years.
Market arbitrage: Silicon Valley startups with equal traction valued 3X higher than those in global markets.
Typical initial investment by HACK: $100K-$250K Seed, $500K-$10M Series.
Investing in post-revenue technology startups across frontier startup hubs, scale them globally.
Offices in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Mexico, & Dubai.
Fintech, Blockchain, AI, Hardware, AgTech, and more.
2x to 10x difference in valuations between Silicon Valley and Global Markets.
Connections to Silicon Valley unlocks access to global growth.
Scaling companies to $100M in revenue via 100+ telcos and 1.2 Billion customers.
Global community of over 300,000 entrepreneurs, in more than 140 cities.
Including acquisitions from Facebook and Cisco
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HACK Fund has partnered up with Vodafone Tomorrow Street. HACK Fund will help source and invest in 5 to 15 companies a year Tomorrow Street will help these companies scale to $100M in revenue via Vodafone’s partnerships with 100+ telcos that service 1.2 Billion customers worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
HACK Fund combines H/F’s track record of startup fund successes with the versatility 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 shares 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 Public Offering.
Investors have the advantages of venture capital combined with innovative use of Public Listing.
HACK provides investors with liquidity. Investors can buy, sell, and trade HACK Fund shares through online exchanges at any time.
Invest in the best startups worldwide without the challenges that can come with reaching them.
Invest like a Limited Partner. HACK Fund offers diversified exposure to technology startups.
All portfolio exits are funnelled back into HACK Fund, increasing its value for investors.
Enterprise cloud search engine
The Apple Store retail experience for any brick & mortar retailer
Tinder for investing
Technical recruiting technology
AirBnB for camera gear
Playable mobile app demos on the web
Video marketing automation
#1 search engine for vacation home rentals. Think: Kayak for AirBnB
Luxury suites / group booking
Largest publisher of mobile travel apps
Interactive cross-browser testing
Connecting creative talent and companies in film, TV, and gaming
Simple and effective email marketing
On-demand home cleaning service
Develop more powerful connected devices and get to market faster
Centralized information from automotive aftermarket in one place
Innovator of OpenStack based cloud and infrastructure management software
Integrated commerce platform for retailers with an online and physical store
Smart platform for construction management
Automate your social media reporting
A smart toothbrush that brushes your teeth perfectly in just 10 seconds
Simplifying the processing of large datasets for faster artificial intelligence
Building automation and control
A platform for communities of entrepreneurs and innovators
Deal Flow: Hackers/Founders derives deal flow 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.
Managing Director of HACK Fund, a liquid venture fund on the blockchain. CEO Hackers/Founders, a global tech founders co-operative. Jonathan helped achieve $600M portfolio market cap in the first 5 years. Former member of SEC Advisory Committee. Board member of Wilson Center for Public Policy, Latin America. Jonathan’s vision includes moving economies, reducing poverty, and improving life for tech founders around the world.
Laura is Managing Partner of HACK Fund and Chief Innovation Officer of Hackers/Founders. She conceptualized the startup curriculum for portfolio companies, as well as numerous educational and networking events. Laura functions as H/F’s chief systems analyst. As part of R&D at 3Com, she knows what it is like to be part of world-changing technology. Her extensive experience in marketing and advertising means Laura’s insights are highly sought after.
Mak is Director of H/F Mexico and Latin America, and has been responsible for expanding H/F’s startup program to Latin America, as well as cultivating the vibrant H/F community based in Guadalajara. Mak has been deeply involved in Campus Party, which is a week long hackathon. His energy is key to expanding H/F efforts to reach more of Latin America, which, despite having largely untapped markets, has a GDP of around 8 Trillion USD.
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.
Martin has been key to building the Tomorrow Street (TS) USA deal flow network that includes VCs, incubators, accelerators and professional services providers. TS is designed to be one of the most powerful growth engines available for business ready startups. As a joint venture founded by Vodafone and the Luxembourg Government, it provides startups a base from which to access the multiple markets, and the expertise of its founders.
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.
Appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2014. Served as U.S. government affairs lead directly with senators and members of congress and senior officials from the White House and key executive branch agencies.
Serial FinTech Entrepreneur with over a decade of investment experience gained at top banks and asset managers like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. In the last six years, Amilcar has led the creation of FinTech businesses in Digital Wealth Management, Crowdfunding and Education Technology (EdTech). Over the last three years, Amilcar has worked with some of the largest Financial Institutions and Universities in China, Latin America and the Middle East.
Vodafone Tomorrow Street is delighted that our global relationship with Hackers and Founders will provide our growing portfolio of startups access to the highly innovative Hack Fund vehicle for their potential future funding requirements.
The idea behind Hack Fund is quite interesting. In most cases investing in a company leads to up to ten years of waiting for a liquidity event. However, with blockchain-based stock certificates investors can buy shares that can be bought and sold instantly while company performance drives the value up or down. In short, startups become liquid in an instant...
Unlike typical venture funds, HACK Fund will allow quick liquidity for investors — a new type of investing in the startup world. It could eventually event affect how startups build their companies...