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Silicon Valley’s resident nice guy is ready to try venture capital

September 21, 2017

Via: Mashable

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are often associated with three commas, cars with butterfly doors, and hot tubs by Lake Tahoe.

But none of that comes to mind when people think about Ryan Hoover. His name is frequently followed by “so nice” and “humble.”

He’s a guy who sends tweets like this:

On Thursday, Hoover announced the Weekend Fund, a $3 million venture capital fund he will manage on his nights and weekends, as the name suggests.

“My goal and target is to invest in early stage companies, pre-launched companies to seed stage,” Hoover said. “I’m not going very narrow in my focus because partly I want to get exposed and introduced to a lot of different companies.”

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