Paul Hewson Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 4


Paul Hewson General Information


Mr. Paul Hewson is a Co-Founder of The Rise Fund. He is a Co-Founder of Edun Apparel. He serves as a Board Member at Zipline. Mr. Hewson co-founded and served as the Managing Director at Elevation Partners. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board of Director at ONE Campaign. He is the lead singer of Irish rock group U2, one of the most well-known and successful bands in the history of the recorded music industry. Since 1977, U2 has gained an extensive audience through their spellbinding live performances and critically acclaimed recordings. They have sold over 150 million albums worldwide and won 22 Grammy Awards. U2 has also been an industry leader in the management of its business operations and intellectual property. Unlike many artists, U2 owns and controls most of its own catalog. Bono is also a committed and successful activist in global politics and development policy. During 1999-2000, Bono played a leading role in persuading the U.S. and other industrialized nations to write-off over $30 billion of old debt owed by the poorest countries, so that the monies freed up could be spent on health and education. In partnership with other activists, his campaigning efforts contributed to the U.S. decision to triple foreign assistance to Africa, and to mount a response to the AIDS crisis, resulting in 2 million Africans receiving life-saving anti-retroviral medication. He is a co-founder of ONE, a campaign backed by more than 2 million people from around the world who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. He also co-founded (RED), a private sector initiative involving some of the world's leading brands. (RED) channels funds from purchases of (RED) products to The Global Fund's programs fighting AIDS in Africa.

Business Details

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Washington, DC
  • United States

Paul Hewson Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Nuritas 11-Nov-2021 Later Stage VC 000.00 Biotechnology Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Varo 04-May-2020 00000 00000 00000 Other Commercial Banks Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Nuritas 07-Dec-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Color 27-Sep-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue
Bizimply 06-Apr-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Convoy 21-Dec-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Road Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Atoms (Recreational Goods) 13-Nov-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Recreational Goods Out of Business
Vamo Labs 18-Jul-2013 Seed Round 00.00 Other Commercial Services Generating Revenue
Dropbox 18-Oct-2011 Early Stage VC 00000 Database Software Profitable

Paul Hewson Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Convoy 01-Nov-2023 Merger/Acquisition
Dropbox 23-Mar-2018 000 00000
Vamo Labs 11-Sep-2015 Merger/Acquisition
Atoms (Recreational Goods) 01-Jun-2014 Out of Business

Paul Hewson Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Paul Hewson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Paul Hewson Angel Investor 0 0 0 Washington, DC

Paul Hewson Co-Investors (26)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
HarbourVest Partners 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sandbox Industries 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
The Progressive 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Vertex Holdings 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Warburg Pincus 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Paul Hewson FAQs

  • Who is Paul Hewson?

    Paul Hewson is an angel Investor who has made 9 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Paul Hewson?

    Paul Hewson is an angel investor.

  • What does Paul Hewson do?

    As an angel investor, Paul Hewson invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Paul Hewson invested in?

    Paul Hewson has made numerous investments in companies like Nuritas, Varo, and Color within the Biotechnology, Commercial Banks, and Diagnostic Equipment industries.

  • What has Paul Hewson invested in recently?

    Paul Hewson's latest investment was on 11-Nov-2021 in Nuritas, a company within the Biotechnology industry.

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