Invest with Hack VC Venture Index Fund
$305.2K ($2.5K)
Typical Investments
20
Expected Deals/Year
240
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Hack VC Venture Index Fund

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
  • Crunchfund
  • Shasta Ventures
  • Floodgate
  • 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.

Dealflow

This syndicate sources deals primarily from VCs and offers them to the community-at-large.

Team
Flight.VC Syndicate
Angel
5 $1B + announced exits Investor: Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic, Linkedin, Cruise, Dollar Shave Club Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly
Ed Roman
Advisor
Managing Director, Hack VC. Entrepreneur, developer, angel. Built several startups with strong exits. I pay-it-forward by helping as much as possible.
Investments
Private investments may not be included yet.
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LPs
Pierre Schurmann
Angel
Founder @Bossa Nova Investimentos, investor in 350+ startups Globally. Founded (5) and successfully exited 4 startups in Brazil
Can help with
“Having started, scaled and sold 3 companies I can relate to the challenges startups face. Also being the leader of pre seed in Brazil (we do 65% of all deals...more
Sundeep Ahuja
Advisor
70+ Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs @Sandbox VR @Starcity @Notable Labs; 3yrs @AWS; Co-founder @Richrelevance; Advisor @Indiegogo @Change.org; BS CS Stanford.
Stefano Bernardi
Angel
ED @Aragon Angel @Atomico Previously Co-Founded @Mission and Market and @Kickpay (YC W15). Spent time at @500 Startups and @TechCrunch. BSc Computer Eng
Brandon Goldman
Entrepreneur
Previously co-founder at @FreshPay. Worked at @Miso Media, @Box.com.
Brad Flora
Angel
Visiting Partner at Y Combinator. Ex-Business at @Brave. Ex-Founder, @PerfectAudience. @Y Combinator S11.
Ajay Yadav
Advisor
Founder & CEO @ Roomi • Forbes 30 under 30 • Angel Investor • Contributor for Forbes and Huffington Post
Jose Galvez
Angel
Fullstack, iOS, Blockchain Developer, Stocks Trader. Angel Investor• M Sc. AI • Founder @Onetapp @Venddo • Investor @StartupsTemple
Cankut Durgun
Angel
Cofounder at Marti Technologies. Formerly cofounder at Aslanoba Capital and Romulus Capital.
References
Ed's an awesome investor and advisor. He really digs into the model to understand what he's talking about and draws from his experiences to help entrepreneurs see their business from a different perspective.
Super smart, well-connected, and eager to go above and beyond the call of duty to help startups succeed. Ed is one of my best resources -- if you get the chance to work with him, jump at it!
Exactly the kind of Angel Investor you want: not to pushy, doesn't require a lot of management and time, but always ready to use his experience to help take the company to the next level.
Ed has been very helpful, spent quality time to
Understand our business. He's honest and cares for others to succeed!
SUPER glad to have Ed as our advisor!
Jennifer Rasiah
For Ed Roman's work with Givesurance
Ed provides clear, common-sense feedback on all aspects of the business & product. His network and knowledge of the SF/SV scene is also vast. We're very happy to have him on board...
Derek Skaletsky
For Ed Roman's work with Knowtify.io
Ed is an extremely balanced leader who has strong technical chops, excellent interpersonal communication skills and rock solid growth and customer acquisition behaviors.
Ed spent quality time with me and my team and he cares a lot about our business. He is very smart and helpful. He is always available for a call and whenever we have questions he answers them very quickly. We are very happy to have him helping us grow our business. He has a positive attitude and...more
Ed is a thoughtful, insightful, and extremely helpful investor + advisor. Class act all around. Very happy to have the chance to work with him!
Ed Roman has been a wonderful mentor for Nommery. He's shared insightful advice on building successful teams, accelerating growth, and raising capital. Ed is also a top-notch connector of awesome people. His support is invaluable.
Ed is a very self-aware entrepreneur, engineer, and investor. He was instantly able to grasp the value of our business and articulate what the future looks like for us. From his operational experience, network, and investments he has a wealth of resources. He began helping from day 1.
Ed's syndicate write-ups are the most thorough I've seen, enabling me to quickly invest.
Ed has been a tremendous help in our fund raising. He has been a go-to person for many business decisions for our company. Ed is awesome!
John Wang
For Ed Roman's investment at Dashbase
Shawn is incredibly responsive and a great partner to have. We're excited for what will come as a result of the relationship.
Ry Walker
For Shawn Merani's work at Midwest Technology by Flight.vc
Partner at Flight Ventures
Flight.VC Syndicate
For Shawn Merani's work at Education Technology by Flight.vc
Shawn works with Gil Penchina who is co-founder of Crux Ventures Angelist syndicate.
Daniel Hoffer
For Shawn Merani's work at Crux Ventures
Shawn is a very experienced Angel investor that I have had the pleasure of working with at ReachLocal.
Jeff Hagins
For Shawn Merani's work with Woven
When the chips were down I only thought I had two options, close the company or sell it. Gil encouraged me to choose a third option "aim for the moon". We did and the result is a profitable growing company on the way to success
Karl Jacob
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil taught me the meaning of RELENTLESS URGENCY. And that's something use every single day. Thank you Gil!!
Adam Rifkin
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate advised
Gil -> Helpful. Open. Smart. Direct. Transparent. Engaging. No BS. Responsive...just great.
Maneesh Arora
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil is the single most entrepreneur friendly investor I have ever met.
Jesse Robbins
Co-investor in a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
What more can one say about the $25 billion man that already hasn't been said? His syndicate is the largest on AngelList, he's one of the most prominent and successful angel investors in the world - and he's just getting started now that he's plowing into the most promising 20...more
Amazing guy. Amazing investor. Super-connected and helpful. No bullshit.
Gil is one of the smartest and most connected guys in Silicon Valley. He truly cares about the entrepreneurs that he backs. He gets involved and provides real help to the companies, beyond the money. 
Gil is one of the most honest, trustworthy and truthful person I have ever met in my life. He is by far one in a billion in my book and on super smart angels who envision where the industry is heading and he has been right nearly every time though with risk included to recommend participation in...more
Co-investing and working with Gil on UXPin was amazing. Speed, great advise, an amazing network. He encourages, inspires, connects or shouts whatever is most needed. Gil is an awesome investor and advisor.
Gil is super helpful and friendly
Gil Penchina is regarded as one of the top Angels on AngelList for his many syndicates and his success on the platform
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