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

HQ: Denver

Founder: Aaron Dignan

The problem: As small teams grow (and big ones work to break bad habits), they soon realize they need to formalize and write down best practices around communication, workflow, and so much more. Teams of all sizes are leaning on cloud-based collaboration tools more heavily than ever with the shift to remote work. While many solutions exist to help facilitate the actual work, such as design or development, companies have not had a tool to support how those teams work together at a higher level.

Murmur’s…


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

HQ: New York

Cofounders: Mike Dorfman and Ian White

The problem: The $800 billion trucking industry is core to the U.S. economy as the movement of goods and supplies gets us what we need, when we need it. Underlying it is trucking insurance, which hasn’t kept up with the sector’s broader digital transformation. With consistent losses, insufficient underwriting, wait times and costly expenses, insurance can prove a headache for even the safest fleets, brokers, and truckers.

Koffie’s solution: Koffie is a digital insurer that offers the best insurance rates to trucking…


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

HQ: New York

Founder: Liz Young

The problem: Homes are one of the biggest pieces of the average American’s financial profile, with the average homeowner’s property comprising 62% of their assets overall. Unlike other financial assets, they’re a total black box. To understand them, homeowners either have to sort through mounds of data on their own (time consuming and non-intuitive) or find a local expert that they can trust (which is hard because of misaligned incentives). Most owners have a clear desire to invest in home improvement, with the average homeowner…


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We’re looking for a full-time Marketing Manager to join our Platform team. Our Marketing Manager will play a central role at Lerer Hippeau, where you’ll manage our firm’s public presence and digital footprint and support our portfolio companies. At Lerer Hippeau, we’re an inclusive and flat organization. We have a strong track record of promoting from within and helping those on our team grow in their roles at our firm. We’re excited to kick off this search.

About us:

Lerer Hippeau is the most active early-stage venture capital fund in New York. The firm has more than 250 active portfolio companies with…


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This month, Lerer Hippeau, OpenView, Primary Venture Partners and Work-Bench jointly launched a four-part SaaS Growth Camp for companies across the firms’ portfolios. In a series of recap posts, we’ll share key takeaways from the sessions in case they may be helpful to other founders and their businesses. Kyle Poyar, VP of Growth at OpenView, kicked off the first workshop, guiding the group through pricing and packaging for SaaS companies.

Here are our four favorite takeaways.

It takes some fine tuning.

Per a SaaS pricing survey of more than 2,200 companies conducted by OpenView, only 6% say that their pricing aligns perfectly with the value…


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Each year, we look forward to welcoming Summer Associates to Lerer Hippeau. During their time with us, they become key members of our team, making meaningful contributions around sourcing, adding to our knowledge of emerging industries, and developing tools to help better support our portfolio and founders. We’re excited to kick off the search for our 2021 Lerer Hippeau Summer Associates.

About Us

Lerer Hippeau is the most active early-stage venture capital fund in New York. The firm has more than 250 active portfolio companies with investments in leading consumer and enterprise companies, including Allbirds, K Health, Guideline, and LeafLink. …


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

HQ: Los Angeles

Founder: Brian Anderson

The problem: In 2020, a record number of consumers opted to visit digital storefronts over physical stores in a behavioral change that’s moved e-commerce forward by about five years. But as more and more spending shifts online, retailers will continue to encounter growing demand and higher expectations for better shopping experiences. Websites that win on delivering customers fast load times, mobile functionality, and safeguards against crashing, will be rewarded with better conversion, increased sales, and repeat business.

Nacelle’s solution: Nacelle is an API-driven platform that…


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

HQ: San Francisco

Founder: Naomi Shah

The problem: With more than 160 million U.S.-based listeners projected by 2023, the podcast space is seeing rapid expansion. Gen Z and Millennial audiences are among the most ardent fans, but with the bulk of shows focused on news and nonfiction, there’s a gap in programming for stories speaking directly to the growing, diverse demographic. Moreover, during an especially difficult year, escapism and human connection is particularly top of mind for many. …


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

HQ: New York and Tel Aviv

Cofounders: Josh Benamram, Victor Shafran and Evgeny Shulman

The problem: A massive rise in data creation has coincided with an increase in the number of tools businesses use to collect and monitor it — a challenge that only gets more complex as projects grow in size and use. With so many available options for applications and platforms to manage data usage and storage, it can be a challenge to determine the source of system errors or glitches when they happen. …


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

HQ: New York

Founder: Lauren Picasso

The problem: The consequences of dehydration are widely known: fatigue, irritability, anxiety and more. Even so, surveys show that 75% of Americans are “chronically dehydrated,” with a net fluid loss. Fluids with electrolytes rehydrate faster than our traditional go-to, water. But existing rehydration options that replenish electrolytes typically contain added sugars and artificial ingredients. So emerges an opportunity to bring to market a hydration brand that’s efficient, effective, and natural.

Cure’s solution: Cure Hydration is a plant-based, science-backed organic hydration brand. It has 4x…

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