I am excited to announce that I have joined HOF Capital as a Managing Partner. HOF Capital is a technology venture capital firm focused on globally ambitious entrepreneurs. We typically invest at the Seed and Series A, and in addition work with our limited partners to invest opportunistically at later stages and in special situations. HOF has an unusually broad portfolio acceleration platform comprising 8 full-time staff; offices in NY (headquarters), London, and Cairo; as well as Venture Partners in San Francisco, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, and Taipei. HOF is backed by leading multinational corporations and family offices which view HOF as the best way to work with the US innovation economy. Among our initial investors are Orascom Group, the Godrej Group, and Dallah Al Baraka.
I am honored to have the chance to join HOF. HOF is well established enough to have product-market fit, while young enough that I can have a significant impact on its trajectory. I think of HOF as similar to a typical Series A level company in its corporate lifecycle.
In order to ensure a smooth transition and continue supporting the companies with which I have had the most involvement, I have moved from my General Partner role at ff Venture Capital to a Venture Partner role. My agreement with ffVC is to be in the Venture Partner role for one year. I will continue to serve as the ffVC representative on the boards of Authorea and SignUp.com and as an advisor to Earnest Research. Details in ffVC’s blog post.
Simultaneously, ffVC is growing; the firm announced that it elected Ryan Armbrust as a General Partner and Alex Katz now is officially the Managing Partner. Congratulations to both!
ffVC is an outstanding venture fund and I am grateful for the experience that I had there. I continue to own a partner’s interest in four ffVC core funds, ff Silver (II), ff Rose (III) ff Sapphire (IV) and ff Graphite (V).
John Frankel, Alex Katz, AJ Plotkin, Ryan Armbrust, and Michael Faber are talented investors and ffVC has strong internal policies and processes in place. They also are planning on recruiting one or two other Venture Partners.
It is very possible that ffVC and HOF will find opportunities to work and co-invest together prospectively. I certainly hope so and would recommend it!