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Hearstlab

Hearstlab

  • New York, New York, United States

  • New York, New York

Stage

  • Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Type

Description

Founded in 2016 HearstLab is an early-stage venture fund focused on women-led startups innovating across the enterprise technology, data analytics, health, fintech, transportation and media spaces. To date, HearstLab has invested in over 56 companies at the Seed and Series A stages, with four successful exits. The firm often participates as a co-investor and infollow-on rounds.

Mission

Hearst is one of the largest global, diversified information, services and media companies. For over 135 years, Hearst’s mission has been to innovate, inform audiences, and improve lives. With access to Hearst resources across 360+ businesses, HearstLab’s startup support capabilities include everything from software development and legal services to financial analysis, marketing and UX design.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

Beauty Exits #

Last Beauty Invest

  • Jul 27, 2023 Series C – GlossGenius $70.6M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Fill out form https://airtable.com/appLu68pqNyqxgopB/pag73lv5kjT6knzyl/form?prefill_HearstLab+team=US&hide_HearstLab+team=true&prefill_Lab+POC=reciuLZMzZdpeYphJ&hide_Lab+POC=true

Criteria

To qualify for investment from HearstLab, companies must be:

Female
Women-Led
Companies who have a female founder as a decision maker with a majority of founder equity.

Technology
Tech-Enabled
Primarily B2B and B2B2C SaaS business models with a working MVP or initial product and early market validation.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $100K
    to $54M

Education
  • No Mention
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 71
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IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

fairness

honesty

honesty

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

4.3/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 80.28%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Jul 27, 2023 Series C – GlossGenius $70.6M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Kriti Krishna

Title

Investing in female founders

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

JUMP CONCLUSION

HearstLab focuses on women-led, early-stage startups in tech-driven sectors such as enterprise technology, health, fintech, and data analytics, with investments concentrated in New York and extending to the UK and Spain. They provide financial backing and extensive support in areas like UI/UX, DevOps, data security, and business development, often co-investing in Seed and Series A rounds. Ideal candidates for HearstLab investment are scalable women-led startups with innovative tech solutions in health tech, enterprise software, or fintech.

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