The Hyperion Fund functions as a venture capital fund and exclusively invests in early stage companies that have, or aim to, integrate blockchain technology into their product and/or service offering. Hyperion will generally focus on Seed and Series A rounds for initial investments of $100,000 to $2,000,000. Investments will be undertaken with a view to constructing a diversified portfolio consisting of holdings from a wide array of sectors (such as currencies, platforms, finance, communication, computing, logistics, energy etc.). This strategy minimizes risk and exposure to a single sector and business.
Investment timelines will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the goals of the fund as well as the negotiated vesting structure. Fund managers will leverage their experience and market insight in weighing up discounted future returns versus the opportunity to reinvest and realize quicker returns.
Many early stage investments are structured such that the purchased equity vest over time. In these cases, there is a minimum commitment that determines when assets can be sold and returns realized. This, together with strategies aiming to realize long-term growth, help define the investment horizon.