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Subscription Amount
$3,000+ Quarterly
Subscription Period
4-20 Quarters
Management Fee
2% per year over 10 years
Carry
20%
Admin Fee (annualized)
$2.5k + 0.2% of contributed capital
Invest Account
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Ligature is The Design VC. We use our deep background in design to find and invest in incredible companies. Founders want us on their cap table because we have deep hands-on experience building and leading design teams. We have a track record of adding tangible value far beyond an initial investment, which gives us leverage to get into the best companies out there.


With over 30 years of collective experience, we've built and led design work at iconic global companies like Apple, Square, Airbnb, Instagram, and Strava. In those roles, we’ve interviewed hundreds of designers, scaled design teams, shipped new products, led creative for global ad campaigns, and launched in new countries.


We first started investing in and advising companies nearly a decade ago. The founding partners made their first investment together in 2018 and haven’t stopped since.


Fund overview:
  • $5M+ in AUM
  • Deployed $3.3M in the last 12 months
  • Returned 2.2x MOIC (68% IRR) since 2019 and 1.175x MOIC over the last 12 months
  • Investors in 43 companies (Public, AtoB, Array, Hyphen, and more)
  • Built an incredible community of over 150 operator LPs — including design, product, and engineering leads at Stripe, Airbnb, Coinbase, Meta, Block, Slack, Google, and Vector DAO.

Overview of our investment strategy:
  • 70% Seed and 30% Series A
  • 90% US and 10% Global
  • 8-12 investments per quarter
  • Sector agnostic, seeking the best opportunities across categories (incl. fintech, saas, proptech, ecommerce, and web3)

Our promise to LPs is incredible alignment:
  • 22% carried interest over 1x hurdle rate
  • GP commitment of 10% up to $30,000 per quarter cap
  • Quarterly updates, mid-quarter deep dives on portfolio companies, and AMA sessions

A sample of our portfolio companies:
  • Public.com - 15x MOIC | Bringing the best of stock investing to everyone
  • AtoB - 8x MOIC | Fintech focused on trucking and transportation
  • Array - 4x MOIC | White labeled credit reporting, instant loans, and more
  • ZIINA - The best app to replace cash in UAE and MENA
  • Levels - Metabolic fitness technology company
  • Hyphen - Automated commercial kitchen operations
  • Daisie - Daily live classes on film, music, design, and more
  • Mood Health - Mental healthcare you’ll love
  • Spark Grills - Charcoal grilling reinvented
  • Guide - Next-gen candidate experience platform
  • Brightland - The world’s best kitchen and home essentials
  • Balsa - Helping product and engineering teams move fast together
  • Bezel - Next-gen 3D design tool in the browser
  • Sanlo - Building payments infra for gaming & consumer apps
  • Kairos - no code NFT minting and launch platform


Still have questions? Look through our Pitch Deck, find answers to common questions in our Fund FAQs, or simply email us at [email protected].

Daniel Scrivner & Dan Becker

Interesting in investing with us, but not sure if the fund is a fit? Join our Friends of Ligature community by texting (415) 548-9028 to get access to exclusive drops and co-investment opportunities. We typically share 2-3 opportunities per quarter.

“Good design is just good business.” – Paul Rand

Investment Details

Subscription Start Date
April 1, 2024
Minimum Quarterly Subscription
$3,000
Minimum Subscription Period
4 Quarters
Management Fee
Investors pay management fees of 2% per year for the first 10 years. Management fees are taken as a percentage of the total committed capital. The total management fee is paid out quarterly over the first four years of the fund's life.
Carry
Twenty percent (20%)
Admin Fee (annualized)
$2.5k + 0.2% of contributed capital
Fees for each quarterly fund in the Rolling Fund Program will vary based on each quarterly fund’s capital contributions since the fee includes a flat fee component. Last quarter, this fund closed $180.7k in capital. Learn more about how to estimate your commitment’s fees at our help center.
GP Commitment
Daniel Scrivner & Dan Becker's personal subscription per quarter will be at least 10% of each quarterly fund's total committed capital with a quarterly cap of $10,000 in total.
Special Disclosure
Investors should beware that Dan Becker and Daniel Scrivner will have the discretion to offer to the Fund their investment opportunities. They are not obligated to do so and may invest via other vehicles instead of through the fund. It's possible that these investments generate greater returns, and, by potentially not participating in them, the fund's portfolio may become riskier or offer lower returns.

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Subscription Amount
$3,000+ Quarterly
Subscription Period
4-20 Quarters
Management Fee
2% per year over 10 years
Carry
20%
Admin Fee (annualized)
$2.5k + 0.2% of contributed capital
Invest Account
Select invest account