Hurt Family Investments (HFI) are involved in 49 startups and counting. HFI has made 38 startup investments, 20 of which are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Brett has also joined the Advisory Board of eleven additional companies, nine of which are SaaS, and he also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Edgecase (formerly named Compare Metrics). Out of the 49 startups HFI are involved in, 34 are headquartered in Austin and 27 are SaaS.
HFI are investors in twelve venture funds - one with Next Coast Ventures, one with Capital Factory, one with Rothenberg Ventures, three that are very high profile in Silicon Valley and confidential (per their request), two with CAVU Venture Partners, and four with Lead Edge Capital - and these funds hold investments across many startups, as detailed below (except for the confidential funds).
HFI are donors to various entrepreneurial causes at the University of Texas at Austin and The Wharton School's Entrepreneur Fund, which supports Wharton student entrepreneurs. HFI were one of the top donors to the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas, which supports communities through entrepreneurship, and the founding donors to establish the Bazaarvoice Foundation, which catalyzes the next generation of highly-educated, entrepreneurial youth.
Philanthrophy Supporting Entrepreneurship
Current Portfolio Companies
Current Fund Investments
The three Lead Edge Capital funds HFI are in hold investments in Alibaba Group (IPO), Appirio, BlaBlaCar, drillinginfo, Marketo (IPO), MINDBODY (IPO), Monetate, Serena & Lily (recently acquired), Spredfast (recently acquired Mass Relevance), Xamarin, and others.
Former Portfolio companies (exits)
(Adometry was acquired by Google in May 2014)
(Bazaarvoice completed its IPO and Follow-on Offering in 2012, and it was named one of the top five IPOs by the WSJ that year)
(Coremetrics was acquired by IBM in August 2010)
(Acquired by Heaven Hill Brands in August 2015)
(Shopkick was acquired by SK Planet in September 2014)