Strategies Venture Capital & Growth Equity Investments

Seeking to access top-tier venture and growth equity companies through funds, secondaries and direct investments

Our venture and growth equity strategy focuses on concentrating capital into what we believe to be best-in-class, high-growth companies. We do this through fund investments with venture and growth managers, direct investments and solution-oriented secondaries. We leverage our long-standing relationships to gain access to what we have determined to be the most attractive opportunities at ideal stages and through efficient structures. This strategy is designed to produce an asymmetric return profile that limits losses, while capturing the attractive upside that venture and growth equity investments can provide.

  • Less correlation to other strategies due to greater sensitivity to innovation cycle as opposed to financial markets
  • Seeks an attractive risk/return profile driven by limited use of leverage and potential for outsized returns
  • Provides a counterbalance to the disruption of incumbents from high growth, tech-enabled businesses
  • Potential for high multiple contribution from long-term, compounding growth

Assets Under Management & Supervision


General Partners With Whom We Actively Invest¹


Years Investing Experience

*As of 12/31/2023

¹ Investments with a strategy of Venture Capital or Growth Equity. Includes discretionary and advisory relationships.

Deal Spotlights

Project Lone Ranger


An LP-led secondary deal of a diversified venture portfolio with ~200 companies.

Why it matters

The significant entry discount of ~70% provides meaningful downside protection as well as an attractive J-curve. The underlying investment portfolio is highly diversified, with ~200 companies across various sectors and stages of growth that range from Seed Stage to Series C. The GP of the underlying portfolio has co-invested with or had follow-on rounds led by top-tier venture firms, demonstrating its ability to access attractive companies early and position them for their next round of funding.

The HL advantage

Our expertise along with our relationship with both the LP and the GP led to an advantaged negotiation process during which the deal team was able to structure favorable terms while helping the seller achieve its objectives. The deal team was able to diligence and ultimately gain conviction in top assets in the portfolio through multiple GP relationships.


Who they are

A next-generation software infrastructure platform incorporating data storage, management, analytics and more.

Why it matters

VAST is poised to become a critical component of the modern tech stack for enterprises seeking to manage large data assets and develop AI capabilities. The company provides a seamless layer that connects existing data storage assets, including on-premise, cloud, structured and unstructured databases, without the need for costly and disruptive data migrations. VAST’s software-only product results in high scalability, strong margins and attractive cash generation.

The HL advantage

We secured allocation to a highly competitive round through our relationship with the lead investor. We also benefited from deep insights and perspectives through our relationship with other co-investors in the round.


Who they are

Leading internet intelligence platform for cybersecurity threat hunting and attack surface management

Why it matters

The company has built a mission-critical platform with growing demand from both government and commercial customers, in a space that has seen increasing market and regulatory tailwinds.

The HL advantage

Our deep relationship with the sponsor led to participation in the insider-led round at an attractive valuation. We also had an information advantage as our strong relationships with key existing investors allowed for a thorough due diligence process.
Read our take on the current Venture Capital & Growth Equity landscape
As a committed venture and growth equity investor, we have developed deep relationships that help drive what we believe to be enhanced access to highly compelling venture and growth equity opportunities.
Miguel Luiña
Managing Director, Fund Investment & Managed Solutions

Technology platform and access to data provide competitive advantage

Hamilton Lane’s continued investment in private markets technology solutions provides unparalleled access to information, including a database with over 21,000+ funds, 13,660 unique managers, and 152,100+ companies. Further, each year the firm participates in over 1,300 meetings with general partners on average, and reviews 1,100+ PPMs. Together, these insights help enable Hamilton Lane to be a more informed investor and a valuable strategic partner to managers, thereby providing access to unique opportunities.

*As of 12/31/23

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