In this series, we dive into technologies and industries we’re excited about, going deep into their change drivers and stakeholders while exploring investment trends and opportunities through an early-stage lens.

By: Naya Frazier, Summer Associate

Sector: Proptech

In a sentence: Proptech refers to technology and innovation in the real estate…

Meet Sonoro, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: Los Angeles

Co-founders: Joshua Weinstein, Camila Victoriano, Gerónimo Ávila

The problem: Consumer demand for streaming and audio content is higher than ever, and we’re seeing mass-market consumption of international entertainment, regardless of its language or country of origin. At the…

Meet Peel, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: New York

Cofounders: Nicolas Grasset, Yasmin Nozari, Phillipe Casorla Sagot

The problem: Over the past two years, e-commerce has exploded. Businesses are positioned to glean more information about their online customers than ever before, but marketing teams are largely pulling…

Meet noops, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: New York

Founder: Gregory Struck

The problem: Innovation in snacking has been lacking for decades. The space is dominated by big, legacy players, and options for popular products like pudding are packed with artificial ingredients and major allergens. Adults and…

By Meagan Loyst, Associate at Lerer Hippeau & Founder of Gen Z VCs

On Friday, September 17th Lerer Hippeau hosted the first GEN Z VCs SUMMIT in partnership with the Gen Z VCs Community. The event was the first and only gathering in our industry built by Gen Z, for…

Meet Trust, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: Los Angeles

Cofounders: James Borow, Sean Friedland, Chris Lorenz, Geoff Anderson, Daniel Druger, Spencer Anderson

The problem: Digital businesses are growing rapidly and effective marketing can be a critical wedge, at times representing 50% of sales. But digital marketing is…

In this series, we dive into technologies and industries we’re excited about, going deep into their change drivers and stakeholders while exploring investment trends and opportunities through an early-stage lens.

By: Jess Schram, Columbia Business School Venture Fellow

Sector: e-commerce enablement: supply chain tech

In a sentence: The future of…

Meet Cake, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: Los Angeles

Founders: Mitchell Orkis, Hunter Morris

The problem: While modern brands have emerged across consumer health and wellness categories, from diet and exercise to meditation and mental health, developments in sexual wellness have remained taboo, and underfunded. Today, the…

Meet Bookkeep, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: Brooklyn, NY

Founders: Ruth Ku and Jason Richelson

The problem: Today, SMBs must diversify their revenue streams to be where their customers shop. A typical multi-channel approach includes e-commerce sales online, point of sale systems within retail, and delivery orders…

Meet Recyclops, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio.

HQ: Orem, Utah

Founder: Ryan Smith

The problem: To Americans living in large cities and suburbs, access to recycling programs may seem like a standard municipal service. However, 38% of U.S. households do not have access to recycling services in their…

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