Tomorrow’s tech pioneers live 
in Silicon Valley everywhere.

Hypothesis partners with mission driven entrepreneurs in domestic emerging markets and Opportunity Zones across the U.S.

66%*

of the most recent US technology company IPOs (150+) were of companies headquartered outside of the Bay Area

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*as of August 2018 Pitchbook data

big ideas and ambition have 
no borders

We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit outside of the Bay Area.

Hypothesis was founded to support and invest in entrepreneurs across a wide geography of currently underserved markets. It is our belief that the great ideas of tomorrow will have no borders, and if given the proper resources such as mentorship, funding, product, and creative development which are often plentiful in larger markets, these great ideas will set the pace for a tech revolution in cities and towns only thought of before as ‘flyover states’.

Hypothesis invests first and foremost in our founders. At the core of every great product is a visionary founder or founding team. It’s our goal to help you fill in the gaps and help you to be the best you can be. With over 50 years of combined operating experience, often as founders ourselves, our team has worked hand in hand with some of the country’s most notable companies and founders. We have started 10+ companies and invested in over a hundred early stage companies that have generated over $500 Billion in equity value. From our own experience we know that given the proper resources and opportunities to succeed, startup success increases dramatically.

our portfolio

We invest in mission-driven founders who are trying to make a big impact in sectors such as digital healthcare, AI, mobile, IoT, and software services.

We partner with entrepreneurs who are scrappy, product-focused, passionate, and relentless. Our ideal founding team includes those who have product, engineering, design, development, sales and marketing experience. Our entrepreneurs often will have deep domain expertise and are solving problems they have faced in previous situations.

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our team

We believe the best ideas come from diverse teams.

We’re proud to bring diverse perspectives.
Our team members come from the Midwest, from the South, from the Northeast, and the West Coast. We’ve lived all over the world, we’ve toiled in corporate jobs, we’ve founded companies, we’ve celebrated wins, and we’ve all suffered from failure. The consensus? Failure kind of sucks. Winning is definitely more fun. Sadly, it doesn’t always work that way, but we want to help maximize your chances of success.

Having a broad team at Hypothesis gives us an ability to relate to each and every company and founder we invest in. At least one of us probably knows what’s it’s like to be in your shoes, each step of the way.
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72%*

of the most recent US technology company acquisitions (150+) were of companies headquartered outside of the Bay Area

We come with experience

Our team, investors and advisors have worked at 
and/or helped build:

*as of August 2018 Pitchbook data