This syndicate is analogous to an index fund into quality venture-backed deals. The startups we syndicate are venture-backed startups sourced from Hack VC (learn more about us at http://www.hack-vc.com).
The types of deals we syndicate have strong partners, and historically have included great firms such as:
- Index Ventures
- Bain Capital Ventures
- Insight Venture Partners
- Baseline Ventures
- Matrix Partners
- Shasta Ventures
- SoftTech Ventures / Uncorked Capital
- Crosslink Capital
- Initialized Capital
- Jackson Square Ventures
- Zetta Venture Partners
- Eniac Ventures
- Mayfield Fund
- RRE Ventures
- Refactor Capital
- ...and many more.
Our syndicate has the following thesis:
(1) Even the best investors will often-times incorrectly pass on investments that eventually become great companies (no investors have perfect crystal balls). We respect and appreciate our backers and their judgment and preference for deals. Therefore, the thesis behind this syndicate is to empower you, the AngelList community, with the widest selection of investment opportunities to match your preferences.
(2) To ensure that you are seeing quality deals, we will filter deals to only be ones that either (A) have a reasonably strong venture signal attached to them, (B) or ones that we have personally spent significant time in diligence.
(3) You can back this syndicate at no obligation to invest in any deals.
We also have our main syndicate (https://angel.co/hack-vc/syndicate). The main difference between the two vehicles is that (logistically) this syndicate is a partnership with Flight.vc to help create reach to a wider selection of backers.
This syndicate sources deals primarily from VCs and offers them to the community-at-large.