lerer hippeau ventures

  • Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials

    Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials

    Heyday has raised $3 million in seed funding led by New York’s Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company’s stated goal is to take facials “out of the spa” and make them more accessible to a wider range of customers. Founder and CEO Adam Ross’ background in finance might not make him the most obvious candidate to lead a skincare startup, but he said he first got to… Read More

  • Allbirds plans to expand to new materials with $17.5 million in fresh funds

    Allbirds plans to expand to new materials with $17.5 million in fresh funds

    You can’t walk outside your door in San Francisco these days without seeing some tech worker or VC wearing a pair of Allbirds. The eco-friendly wool shoes have taken over the tech world since the startup’s launch a mere 18 months ago. Now, it plans to expand globally and develop new materials beyond its signature merino wool. Allbirds has a good amount of capital to go there as… Read More

  • Cannabis website Herb raises $4.1M

    Cannabis website Herb raises $4.1M

    We get a lot of weed-related pitches at TechCrunch, but most of them don’t come with the pedigree of Herb‘s investors. Herb is announcing today that it has raised $4.1 million in seed funding led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures, with participation from Slow Ventures, Buddy Media co-founder Michael Lazerow, Bullpen Capital, Shiva Rajarama, Liquid 2 Ventures (the firm led by football… Read More

  • Ollie, a purveyor of ‘human grade’ pet food, just landed $12.6 million in fresh funding

    Ollie, a purveyor of ‘human grade’ pet food, just landed $12.6 million in fresh funding

    Ollie, a two-year-old, New York-based subscription service that sells what it calls human-grade pet food, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners, with participation from WME Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures, RiverPark Funds, Correlation Ventures and earlier backers Primary Venture Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. It brings the company’s… Read More

  • Lerer Hippeau Ventures raises $28M fund for follow-on investments

    Lerer Hippeau Ventures raises $28M fund for follow-on investments

    Seed investment firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures is planning to write more later-stage checks, thanks to a new $28 million fund that it’s calling LHV Select. “Since the very beginning, going back to 2010, we’ve always had the same strategy,” said Managing Partner Eric Hippeau — a strategy that’s focused on making seed investments in New York startups. (The firm… Read More

  • WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

    WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

    There is plenty of enterprise software for the white-collar workforce, but there still isn’t an ideal way to communicate with employees who aren’t sitting at a desk. That’s the thesis behind WorkJam, which is announcing $12 million in funding from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Founder Collective and NovelTMT. Read More

  • Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest Venture Partners

    Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest Venture Partners

    TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!  In New York, Taylor Green from Lerer Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve and Ed Yip of Norwest Venture Partners will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. Launched in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, aimed at facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in… Read More

  • LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

    LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

    LOLA, the first tampon subscription service to use 100 percent cotton tampons, is today announcing the close of a $3 million seed round of funding. The round was led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures with participation from Brand Foundry, BBG Ventures, BoxGroup, VaynerRSE, 14W, Seth Berkowitz, the founders of Warby Parker, Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman, among others. LOLA launched… Read More

  • Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

    Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

    Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are among the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based meal kit startup focuses on vegetable-based natural foods that can be prepared in under seven minutes. After demonstrating “rapid growth,” Hungryroot has raised an additional $3.7 million in financing from Lightspeed Venture… Read More