Past, Present, Future
Hartford Lab was officially forged in November of 2012.
While we had political origins, HL quickly progressed into something of a ‘Business Development Accelerator meets Human Venture Capital Firm’.
By “Human VC”, we refer to the fact that we often structured lower-cost, alternative fee arrangements (e.g. equity, rev share) based on the stage and needs of the companies we worked with.
Over the years, we built out a portfolio of interesting (early-stage) technology companies and functioned as a holistic growth, operational, and advisory vehicle to them; while also providing counsel to the passionate entrepreneurs steering the ships.
Hartford Lab has been fortunate to work across a wide variety of industries (e.g. advertising, beauty, biotech, data, decentralized systems, entertainment, hardware, health, IoT/IoE, social networks, VR/AR), with varying business structures (e.g. consumer, enterprise, marketplace, mobile, SaaS), and in different capacities along a spectrum of pre-funded ideas to publicly traded companies.
While we certainly gained a PhD from the school of hard knocks over the years, we've learned a lot and are proud of our work.
From our own returns, Hartford Lab then had the resources to begin focusing on the creation of new ventures internally and accelerating research & development.
Now, 8 years in, we are especially excited for the latest chapter.
HL has launched our 1st investment vehicle: an angel fund called “Entropy Ventures” which will operate as both original capital & architectural adviser to visionary endeavors that produce fundamental value & advance the social good (i.e. solve a Problem of Our Time).
We seek to have an intimate and long-term connection with the founders and entities we back.