WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER VENTURE CAPITAL?
Venture capital is a high-risk, high-return asset class and is only loosely correlated to returns in the public market. According to Cambridge Associates, many family offices allocate 5-15% of their portfolio to venture. Since VC returns aren’t strongly correlated to the stock market, it’s a way to diversify your portfolio. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
WHO MANAGES YOUR FUNDS?
Our funds have a full-time team of professionals with consumer brand management, investment banking, private equity and venture capital investing experience. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
HOW DO DISTRIBUTIONS WORK?
When a portfolio company experiences a liquidity event, we typically send distributions to our investors, which can be anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
WHAT ARE SOME COMPANIES THAT YOU’VE INVESTED IN RECENTLY?
You can check out our portfolio on our home page.
WHAT GEOGRAPHIES DO YOU FOCUS ON?
H Venture Partners invests primarily in the United States and Canada. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
What markets do you invest in?
We invest in branded products and experiences across a broad range of consumer verticals, typically categories that are over $1Bn in size. Categories we love include food, beverage, apparel, beauty, health, wellness, baby care, toys, pet care, laundry, cleaning, essentials, home, furniture, equipment, gear, housewares, fitness, electronics, and devices. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
How do your funds get deal flow?
We source deals through our own research using over 25 different data sources and from referrals from our broad network and collaborative relationships with other professional VCs and founders. Sign up for one of our webinars or schedule a call with our team to learn more.
How do your funds pick investments?
We track thousands of brands launching in the market through over 25 different sources of data. We talk to hundreds of companies in order to build a portfolio of 10-20 companies for each fund. Sign up for one of our webinars or schedule a call with our team to learn more.
What are your fees?
Our fees are industry standard "2 and 20" for venture and private equity: a 2% annual management fee used to cover business costs each year of the 10-year life of the fund and a 20% carried interest, which comes from profits on investments. If you are investing via a trust or retirement vehicle, your account managers will likely charge you some fees for setting up and maintaining those accounts. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
Why would lead investors want you as co-investors?
Other investors appreciate our involvement for several reasons: our consumer and retail expertise and relationships, our due diligence and analysis, and our access to other sought-after deals.
Do you lead investments?
Yes. We are happy to follow other like-minded investors as well as lead investments. We like to set the terms of the deal when we can because we believe that pricing and terms matter. We also like to build a syndicate of intentionally curated co-investors for each deal depending on the needs of the company.
Investing with us
What is the minimum investment?
Our investment minimum for our Brand Fund is $50,000. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
Do you accept investments via retirement accounts (IRAs)?
Yes. We work with a third party who sets up an IRA on an investor’s behalf and manages all administration. Money can be transferred without penalty or without jeopardizing tax-deferred status and then invested in an H Venture Partners fund “for the benefit of” the investor.
Do I get to pick and choose investments?
No. We invest in a balanced portfolio of high growth consumer companies. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
When do I receive my K-1 and statements?
We provide a K-1 in March each year and complete portfolio valuation statements once a year. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
How do I access information about my portfolio?
You can access information about your portfolio 24/7 via our secure online Investor Portal. There you will find details about portfolio composition, valuation, statements, company updates, and your tax documents. Refer to the Limited Partnership Agreement and Subscription Agreement for details.
Can institutions or family offices participate in your funds?
Yes. Institutions and family offices should contact our General Partners directly.
Why would institutions or family offices be interested?
We make venture investing simple. Our fund provides simple, broad exposure to this asset class, and the investment minimum of $50K is small compared to alternatives. Our differentiated team and strategy is attractive to many institutions looking to gain exposure to the highly specialized world of early consumer brands.
What are the advantages to working with H Venture Partners?
We strive to be a trusted advisor to our entrepreneurs. Our team of consumer and investment professionals have spent their careers building brands. We are constantly helping on a broad range of initiatives including business development, recruiting, financing, strategy, and exit. Entrepreneurs also benefit from being part of the H Ventures community, comprised of other top teams in their respective sectors. And of course, we provide funding, often over multiple rounds and many years.
What do you look for when considering a deal?
Our goal is to back the iconic consumer companies of tomorrow. To do so, we look to partner with the best companies and founders in our key focus areas, irrespective of stage or geography.
What's H Venture Partners average check size?
We invest in consumer companies from seed stage all the way through early growth equity. Our investments can be as small as $250K to as large as $5MM. We typically target 10% ownership, but this varies company to company.
Who should I contact regarding a potential investment?
We would love to hear from you. Visit our Contact Us page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to Elizabeth Edwards via LinkedIn.
Besides investing, how can I get involved?
Our greatest source of investors, deals, and consultant referrals comes from our network of supporters. To stay in touch, subscribe to our newsletters, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Do you have any internship opportunities?
Yes, we occasionally have internship opportunities for undergraduate and MBA students. Email us at email@example.com or contact Elizabeth Edwards or Sasha McKenzie via LinkedIn and provide your resume.