Dundee VC was formally launched in 2010, but the root of the idea came much earlier, when Mark Hasebrook, Dundee VC’s founding and managing partner, raised money for his two e-commerce companies, giftcertificates.com and Hayneedle, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, respectively.
Despite building two fast-growing tech startups in Omaha, every dollar of capital to grow them came from the Bay Area and New York, at Series A and beyond. Those experiences left Mark frustrated and wondering why it was so difficult for technology entrepreneurs to raise seed-stage capital between the coasts.
Since the idea took root and the firm’s launch in 2010, Mark has built out a distributed team spread throughout the region to solve that problem and invest in early-stage tech founders throughout the Mighty Middle. Now, with more than 50 investments made and $75M raised across three funds, the focus remains the same – partnering early with talented tech entrepreneurs in the Mighty Middle and working closely with them to build a better future.
We look to lead seed rounds, putting a stake in the ground as a true believer and being a trusted partner with our entrepreneurs.
We look to lead or co-lead rounds, working directly with founding teams on an ongoing basis