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    • What is H/L Ventures?

      H/L Ventures manages a family of companies and funds that together comprise a holistic company-building ecosystem. At the heart of this system is H/L Studio, which was among the first venture studios to include social impact in its investment thesis. That venture studio is now supported by our opportunity fund, CityRock Ventures, and our managed services group, H/L Strategies, among other entities.

    • How much investment do you provide?

      In the case of pre-Seed companies, H/L Studio takes equity in exchange for partnership: we build first and view our commitment of time, expertise, team, network, and experience as an investment in non-financial capital. As part of the H/L Studio model, our CityRock funds commit to $100,000 investments in the formal Seed Rounds of our studio companies.  CityRock reserves the right to invest earlier, at the CityRock Investment Committee’s discretion, and may also elect not to invest in Seed Rounds that (1) materially deviate from NVCA standard terms and/or (2) exceed a cap or post-money valuation of $10M. This does not mean that we would not elect to invest in such rounds, but we are not obligated to do so if the rounds are outside the parameters. CityRock Ventures invests capital at Series A (and occasionally Series B) in both H/L Studio companies and companies coming to us from outside of the studio pipeline. In the case of CityRock investing in a Series A or later round which is not from our studio, CityRock Ventures will also require options/warrants in consideration of the full support of our team for every CityRock portfolio company, regardless of origin. CityRock Ventures invests capital at Series A (and occasionally Series B) in both H/L Studio companies and companies coming to us from outside of the studio pipeline. In the case of CityRock investing in a Series A or later round which is not from our studio, CityRock Ventures will also require options/warrants in consideration of the full support of our team for every CityRock portfolio company, regardless of origin.

    • What help does H/L Ventures provide for my company?

      H/L Ventures becomes an extension of your team. You get access to our full-time portfolio team, venture partners, and extended network of subject matter experts. We help on almost every aspect of your company including hiring, service providers, branding, sales, marketing, PR, product, finance, fundraising, and much more. We aim to have relevant support for any founder need. Please see our model here for further information.

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