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Investments

56

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

3

About Hack VC

Hack VC is a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage startups.

Hack VC Headquarter Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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Yat, backed by Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital and Hack VC Launches New Way for NFT Collectors to Connect Based on Shared Interests

Jun 23, 2022

Yat aims to boost NFT popularity as collectors can now discover new art from other like-minded enthusiasts for the first time Nashville, Tenn. USA – WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 23, 2022 Yat, the company pioneering universal online identities made from emojis, today is proud to announce the official launch of The New Yat, a social platform designed around increasing connections and shared interests. The New Yat is the evolution of a Yat’s current form, unlocking an entirely new venue for self expression online. With The New Yat, you can own your own social media profile while showing off your Web3 assets alongside your Web2 links. Connections through collections  Along with the launch of The New Yat, the platform is pioneering a new product: Pods, a platform that enables social NFT collecting by allowing enthusiasts to connect with one another while following their favorite collectors and artists. Inspired by the nostalgia of collecting Pokémon cards as a child, Pods creates a space where collectors can celebrate their commonalities. Pods will sport many features never before seen by the NFT world, including Time Rank, which unlocks new levels of transparency in the NFT industry by enabling users to easily see how long someone has held a particular asset. Through this new insight, community members and NFT creators are empowered with the ability to differentiate between day traders and true supporters. “Connection is something that all of us seek out as human beings. It’s in our nature to gravitate towards people who are similar to us in some way, whether it’s through our favorite sports team, the music we listen to or the NFTs we collect,” said Naveen Jain, CEO and founder of Yat. “Through this next evolution of Yat, we’re creating a community around collections and ultimately aim to drive loyalty and stability across the NFT industry.”   Users can search and follow their favorite Pods to access hyper-curated conversations between the most elite collectors and creators in the world, while seeing their latest purchases in real time. A Pod can either be private, accessible only to those within the Pod, or public, available for anyone to view. This evolution comes on the heels of a series of new feature updates and partnerships announcements from Yat, including the launch of the Magic Mirror, a feature that enables users to connect their wallets and rewards users based on their on-chain history, and three partnership integrations with Opera, Cake Wallet and most recently, Blockchain.com . Yat’s ultimate vision is to build the premier censorship-resistant identity system through unique avenues of self-expression and community. About Yat:    Yat Labs is the inventor of Yats - a self-sovereign identity solution based on emojis. Emojis are used to convey emotion, tell stories, connect, and share interests in beautifully simple ways, making Yats a brand-new way to express oneself online. Yats enable people to own a custom string of emojis that best represent them; instead of a typical text-based username like @janesmith535, someone could be ????????, or ????❤️????, or ????????????????. Yats have exploded in popularity since their launch on February 1, 2021 and are currently being used by artists such as Steve Aoki, Lil Wayne, Common, G-Eazy, The Roots, Kesha, and Disclosure. Anyone can create their own Yat and be an icon at: y.at

Hack VC Investments

56 Investments

Hack VC has made 56 investments. Their latest investment was in Decrypt as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2022.

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Hack VC Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/3/2022

Seed VC

Decrypt

$10M

Yes

2

4/29/2022

Series A

SX Network

$5.46M

Yes

CMCC Global, FJ Labs, Josh Hannah, Nascent, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

3

4/26/2022

Seed VC

Vertex Protocol

$8.5M

Yes

3

4/12/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

4/11/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

5/3/2022

4/29/2022

4/26/2022

4/12/2022

4/11/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Decrypt

SX Network

Vertex Protocol

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Amount

$10M

$5.46M

$8.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

CMCC Global, FJ Labs, Josh Hannah, Nascent, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

2

3

3

10

10

Hack VC Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Hack VC has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Grouparoo on April 07, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

4/7/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

10/27/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

4/7/2022

10/27/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

Hack VC Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Hack VC has 3 funds, including Hack VC Crypto Seed Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Hack VC Crypto Seed Fund

$200M

1

Hack VC Crypto Venture Fund

10

HAU Fund I

$99M

10

Closing Date

Fund

Hack VC Crypto Seed Fund

Hack VC Crypto Venture Fund

HAU Fund I

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$200M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Hack VC Team

1 Team Member

Hack VC has 1 team member, including current Managing Director, Ed Roman.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ed Roman

Managing Director

Current

Name

Ed Roman

Work History

Title

Managing Director

Status

Current

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