Weekend Fund invests in early stage startups. If you have questions about the fund, you're in the right place. :)
Weekend Fund is a two-person team: Ryan Hoover and Vedika Jain.
Ryan started his professional career as a product manager in the gaming industry. His fascination with technology and behavioral psychology led him to help write Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
In 2013 he founded Product Hunt, inspired by his curiosity and a desire to support early stage makers and founders. The company raised capital from Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and other exceptional investors before selling the company to AngelList. Shortly after the acquisition he started Weekend Fund.
Vedika started her professional career at Stripe in 2015, just as they were experiencing explosive growth. Her love for product as a discipline led her to join TrueLayer in London as their first product manager. The company grew from 8 to over 80 people during her tenure.
Her curiosity led her to spend nights and weekends writing “fantasy” investment memos on startups, before joining Weekend Fund. She now writes real memos (among many other things).
We invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups. The earlier the better!
But we also invest between rounds, post-seed and pre-Series A. If you're planning to raise an A soon, we might be able to connect you with the best investors at that stage. Reach out.
We typically invest between $75K and $200K.
We're very open-minded!
We invest broadly but we're particularly attracted to companies that are capitalizing on a consumer behavior or technology shift. This includes startups building tools for remote work (like Deel), audio tech (like Voiceflow), vertical job marketplaces (like Pattern), no code/superpower tools (like Graphy), and the creator economy (like Ikaria).
We know how busy founders are and try to be very respectful of their time. For this reason, we avoid asking for agenda-less “coffee meetings” and instead focus our time on specific asks.
We see ourselves as a pit crew, ready to support when needed. We’re most helpful with:
We also help with press, recruiting, and marketing when we can. More details in our Founder Manual.
We don't invest in resumes. We look for founders that have a bias toward action and unique insight into a market. We invest in founders that truly understand and capitalize on shifts in consumer behavior or technology.
Weekend Fund is based in Los Angeles and London, but we live on the internet.
We're thankful to have the support of over 120 LPs with strong operational experience across industries, from consumer social to fintech. Our LPs are an extension of our small team.
Drop Ryan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.