Hivers and Strivers is an Angel Investment Group focusing on early stage investments to support start-up companies founded and run by graduates of the U.S. Military Academies. Most of our investors have served in the military and are successful senior executives with experience in a broad range of industries and business models. All of our investors understand that young veterans, and particularly graduates of U.S. Military Academies, are smart, highly motivated, determined, and are, arguably, the most capable young Americans in the nation today. We are convinced that investments in start-up companies by young military veterans will provide superior returns and that our young military veterans are often the most overlooked and underfunded group of entrepreneurs in the nation.
We have proudly helped academy grads from all military branches:
Our strategic partners include:
We understand that entrepreneurial efforts launched by young military veterans require active and passionate support. We provide active involvement- investing our time and experience to ensure the greatest chance for success. We will serve as Board Members, Advisors and help open doors, by providing counsel and offering expertise.
We typically invest two hundred and fifty thousand to one million in a single round. When larger financing rounds are needed, we will actively look to syndicate deals with other investment groups in our network. Our goals are to support young veteran entrepreneurs; and to facilitate a successful exit, for both company founders and investors alike that provides a return of 10x the initial investment.