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Why Invest in Venture Capital?

VENTURE CAPITAL HAS OUTPERFORMED THE S&P BY 2X OVER 30 YEARS.

According to Cambridge Associates, venture capital has outperformed the long-term average of major stock indices. According to CALPERS, Private Equity and Venture Capital have been the best returning asset class consistently across 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20 year horizons, with a 6-8% premium over all other asset classes (stocks, bonds, real estate, and others). According to Cambridge Associates, the 30-year annual average for VC returns was 18% - 2x the S&P 500.

Investment period: Venture data is from The Cambridge Associates LLC US Venture Capital Index 2017 and represents total return data. All data is as of December 2017. Venture Capital return data should not be used to estimate the returns of H Venture Partners investments. Venture Capital is a very high-risk, illiquid asset class with a long time horizon.

MOST OF OUR INVESTMENTS QUALIFY FOR 0% CAPITAL GAINS TREATMENT.

We have typically invested in companies that are under $50MM in assets, which enjoy the favorable tax characteristics of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS). According to Section 1202, Gains from selling Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) may be eligible for up to 100% exclusion from federal income tax gains of up to $10 million or 10x the tax basis.

More information on Qualified Small Business Stock can be found at irs.gov and on the Frost Brown Todd website.

Diversification: Loosely Correlated with Public Market

Venture Capital and Private Equity are loosely correlated with the public market, providing diversification during market volatility.

According to CALPERS, the number of publicly listed companies has declined by 50 percent over the past 20 years, while the number of investors seeking private equity deals has grown.

According to Cambridge Associates, many wealthy families, foundations, and endowments have a portion of their portfolios allocated to private investments, with the top decile of those at 40% allocated to private investments.

Portfolio allocations are taken from Investment Policy Statements and/or Portfolio Updates from each institution accessed on July 22, 2019, Yale, Dartmouth, and CALPERS respectively. Cambridge Associates research on portfolio allocation and performance can be accessed in their "Private Investing for Private Investors: Life is better after 40%" report, published on their website in February 2019.

Why Invest with Us?

EXPERIENCED TEAM

We are consumer specialists. We have a history of investing early in consumer brands – and leadership of brands over $1 Billion in Global Sales. Collectively, we’ve worked on over one hundred consumer brands representing every major consumer category.

BETTER TERMS

We offer access at a $50,000 minimum investment. We believe that quality venture capital options for individual investors have been limited until now, with high investment minimums at big firms.

FEMALE PERSPECTIVE

85% of consumer purchasing is done by women. 90% of venture investors are men. Morgan Stanley calls this the Trillion Dollar Blindspot. We believe this gives us an advantage.

Why Consumer?

LACK OF EARLY STAGE FUNDING

According to the Federal Reserve, 69% of the US economy is consumer directed, but only 3% of venture dollars are invested in consumer goods and services (Pitchbook). We believe that the relative lack of funding at the early stage in the consumer sector is an opportunity.

LARGE NUMBER OF STRATEGIC ACQUIRERS

In our view, many consumer brands are scaling like tech companies - and have better pathways to liquidity than their tech peers. Changing consumer tastes and a large number of motivated strategic acquirers in the consumer sector are just two reasons why we are focused on the space.

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