At the Edges,
Progressing Humanity
Investing in non-obvious ideas that change entire industries or create new categories
Our Pursuits
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H//NGE CAPITAL
Our Story
H//NGE Capital invests in high technology companies leveraging our new, modern venture platform that supports the most promising founders in high-growth markets. Whether it’s seed, pre-seed, friends and family, angel, post-seed or anything in between, we want to be the first in. We want to put our time, energy and capital behind courageous founders solving hard technological problems.

We’re not commodity capital; we’re a platform led by operators, data scientists, designers and engineers, guided by investors, and equipped with patient and flexible capital to make risk-on investments in next-generation vertical technologies.

Since the best early-stage companies require more than just capital, our platform utilizes people, data and software, in addition to our capital, to provide a differentiated experience at the early stage. Our genetic code is founded in technology and product — just like the companies we invest in. We believe that this approach to venture capital is fundamentally different from a traditional early-stage firm.

A JOURNEY
Venture51
2008
Fund I
2010
Fund II
2012
Post-Seed Conference
2014
Fund III & SPVs
2016
2017
Hinge Capital
Rehinged.ai
2018


Human Capital
H//NGE Team
We're led by operators, data scientists, designers and engineers, guided by investors, and equipped with patient and flexible capital to make risk-on investments in next-generation vertical technologies.

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OUR CANVAS OF INNOVATION
Technical Pursuits
H//NGE Capital brings a unique set of analysis to evaluating non-obvious ideas. We have mapped out a Canvas of Innovation that we believe will help humanity advance through the challenges of tomorrow with technical progress and vertical integration. We segment our interest into three key areas, which we refer to as our Technical Pursuits. These pursuits are Humanity, Frontier and Compound.
Humanity
Frontier
Compound
Health / Wellness

We’re especially interested in preventative healthcare, as this is probably the highest-leverage way to improve health. Sensors and data are particularly interesting for healthcare, where they can improve care and lower cost.

Areas of interest in Health & Wellness include:

  • Software-Related biology
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • Sensorfication
  • Memory, Longevity and Anti-aging
  • Mental Health
  • Computational Medicine
  • Telehealth + Telemedicine
Skills / Education

Solutions that combine the mass scale of technology with one-on-one in-person interaction are particularly interesting to us, not just for students, but for the schools, enterprises and professionals who need to advance their educational agenda. Edtech is about advancing the potential of Human Capital.

Areas of interest in Skills & Education include:

  • New School Models
  • Individualized Education Experiences
  • Early Childhood Learning
  • STEM
  • Immersive Tech
  • Language
  • Social-Emotional Learning
Financial Services

We think that software will accelerate the pace at which financial services change and will eventually shift the nature of regulations. We want to fund companies with novel ideas for how to make that happen.

Areas of interest in Financial Services include:

  • Inclusion
  • Open Banking
  • Unbanked
  • Regtech
  • Insurtech
  • Building on Codius + Interledger Protocol
Advanced Intelligence / Machines / IoT

Relative to the potential impact it doesn’t seem like enough smart people are working on this. A lot of smart people talk about A.I. with a combination of awe and fear both for good reasons. But it feels like it could be one of the dividing lines in the history of technology where before and after look totally different.

Areas of interest in A.I. / Machines / IoT include:

  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning + Deep Learning + Neural Networks
  • Fraud Detection
  • Mixed Reality
  • Retail v2.1
  • 3D Printing + Manufacturing
Decentralization / Blockchain

We believe in the decentralized, emergent, permission-less innovation that was so central to the vitality of the early Internet.

Areas of interest in Decentralization / Blockchain include:

  • Banking
  • Regulatory
  • Fraud Detection
  • Identity + DNS
  • Voting
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Industrial IoT + Mesh Networking
  • Compute
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Energy
  • Law Enforcement + Gun Control
  • Publishers + Creators + Curators
  • Protocols
  • Payments & Remittances
Core Internet

The problem with web-bashing, of course is that the Internet is one of the most powerful technologies ever created and the idea that we have exhausted its potential two decades ago after we started exploiting it commercially is as ridiculous as saying that there was nothing left to do with electricity after the light bulb.

Areas of interest in Core Internet technologies include:

  • Software
  • Data Science + M.L. + A.I.
  • Mobile
  • Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Housing + Transportation
  • Programming Tools
Distributed Enterprise

Software used by large companies is still awful and still very lucrative. Category-defining enterprise software companies will emerge to solve problems for every vertical, every business size and every job function.

Here are 3 specific areas we think are particularly interesting:

  • Bottom-up modernization (devices, phones, voice)
  • Making costly software affordable and possibly open
  • Digitizing every single industry

 

Marketplace / Commerce

We believe that one of the best business models ever conceived could be the marketplace model.  Because marketplaces benefit from powerful network effects – the winner take all impact has the opportunity to capture meaningful value.  And blockchain has the platform to allow new and existing commerce & marketplace models to extend beyond traditional markets.





Brandon Zeuner
Co-founder / Managing Partner
Ryan Swagar
Co-founder / Managing Partner
Ellen Polcari
Venture Concierge
Jim Sagar
Head of Data + Growth / CEO Rehinged
Beverly Tang
CPA / Aduro Advisors
Namratha Prabhu
Engineer Intern / Rehinged
Mustafa Kahn
Full Stack Engineer / Rehinged
William Kilpatrick
Senior Data Scientist / Rehinged
Boz Bundalo
Product / Tech
Jonathan Narvaez
Data Scientist Consultant / Rehinged
Alejandro Riveros
Data Scientist Consultant / Rehinged
Ketul Patel
Data Scientist Intern / Rehinged
Francis Onate
Senior Data Scientist / Rehinged
Zach Hamilton
Venture Partner
Stephen Kowalczyk
Senior Engineer / Rehinged
Brandon Zeuner
Co-founder / Managing Partner
Ryan Swagar
Co-founder / Managing Partner
Ellen Polcari
Venture Concierge
Jim Sagar
Head of Data + Growth / CEO Rehinged
Beverly Tang
CPA / Aduro Advisors
Namratha Prabhu
Engineer Intern / Rehinged
Mustafa Kahn
Full Stack Engineer / Rehinged
William Kilpatrick
Senior Data Scientist / Rehinged
Boz Bundalo
Product / Tech
Jonathan Narvaez
Data Scientist Consultant / Rehinged
Alejandro Riveros
Data Scientist Consultant / Rehinged
Ketul Patel
Data Scientist Intern / Rehinged
Francis Onate
Senior Data Scientist / Rehinged
Zach Hamilton
Venture Partner
Stephen Kowalczyk
Senior Engineer / Rehinged