San Francisco Venture Capital

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San Francisco Venture Capital

  • 137 Ventures – 137 Ventures is a growth-stage venture firm that provides customized liquidity solutions to founders, investors, and early employees of high-growth private technology companies.
  • 500 Global – fka 500 startups. 500 Global is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. It is one of the most active venture capital firms in the world. Since its inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Global has invested in over 2,300 companies via its 5 global funds and 15 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Its 100+ team members are located in 20 countries around the world in order to support the 500 Global portfolio of investments which spans more than 75 countries. Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy. Beyond providing seed capital, 500 supports startups via their Seed Accelerator Programs which emphasize digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. 500 Global further contributes to the development of innovation ecosystems by supporting startups and investors through educational programs, events, conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.
  • – There’s too much hype in the valley–from cryptocurrency to flying autonomous taxis. At 1984 Ventures, we believe the next wave of value creation will come not from hype but from applying technology to large, established industries like real estate, logistics, back office, and finance. We focus on seed and early-stage startups. It is what we know and loves and where we provide the most value.
  • ABS Capital Partners – We deliver years of personal experience in the same fields we invest in most: business and tech-enabled services and health care. We specifically focus on the dreams and realities associated with helping a company beyond its initial growth spurt.
  • AgFunder – VC focused on agrifood tech startups and built on an ecosystem of over 65,000 members and subscribers. AgFunder is an online Venture Capital Platform based in Silicon Valley. AgFunder invests in exceptional and bold entrepreneurs to build the next generation of great agriculture and food technology companies. As a Platform-VC, we’ve leveraged technology, media, and research to build a global ecosystem of over 50,000 members and subscribers, including over 5,000 investors. We build technology to help source, evaluate, and support our portfolio companies and invest at scale. In addition, AgFunder allows investors to co-invest with them and other leading VCs through special co-investment funds and Special Purpose Vehicles.
  • Alta Partners – Alta Partners is a leading healthcare venture capital firm, partnering with pioneers in the industry since 1996. We help create lasting companies that will change the healthcare landscape. Our goal is to broadly improve the quality of life by dramatically lessening the burden of poor health. Investing in world-class entrepreneurs to build great companies that make a difference.
  • Amberstone Ventures – We started Amberstone to support entrepreneurs building breakthrough consumer companies. At their earliest stages, we partner with brands, providing the capital and insights necessary to scale efficiently into category leaders.
  • Architect Capitalasset-based lender to high-growth, early-stage tech companies. Architect Capital is a San Francisco-based asset manager who supports innovative founders by lending against global technology companies’ assets, especially in the FinTech, E-Commerce, and SaaS spaces. The team at Architect Capital brings deep expertise in executing cross-border transactions, generating unique in-market insights, making long-lasting connections across the tech ecosystem, and working with early-stage businesses across the globe. By providing less dilutive capital complementary to equity capital, along with an array of other benefits, Architect Capital helps companies grow their impact and financial returns.
  • ATEL Ventures – ATEL Capital Group is an international financial services company that, for over 40 years, has offered its clients a wide array of financial solutions, including equipment leasing, asset-based lending, venture finance, lease administration, and asset management. Since its inception, ATEL has sponsored sixteen publicly registered programs as well as nine private investment programs.
  • Atomic – Atomic is a venture fund that founds companies. Founded in 2012, disruptive innovation is most successfully achieved by pairing innovative ideas with business discipline. Building those ideas into businesses is not something that can be outsourced. We are engineers and entrepreneurs who build and operate the next generation of great companies.
  • Azure Capital Partners – Azure Capital Partners is a venture capital firm with over $750 million under management, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our goal is to identify, invest in and help build early-stage information technology companies at the forefront of a transformative opportunity for growth. Our partners have a long track record of identifying and helping to build some of the most successful companies in communications, consumer, enterprise, and Internet technology segments, including VMware (NYSE: VMW), Bill Me Later (acquired by eBay), Calix (NYSE: CALX), Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), Top Tier (acquired by SAP), TripIt (acquired by Concur) and World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena). The Azure team is recognized for industry thought leadership and a unique professional investment approach to venture to invest. Our proven methodology and primary research enable us to identify young companies in attractive markets whose business models provide a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Base10 Partners  – Base10 is an early-stage venture capital firm partnering with entrepreneurs bringing automation to traditional sectors of the economy – what we call automation of the real economy.
  • Basis Set Ventures – Basis Set Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies that fundamentally transform the way people work. We believe artificial intelligence delivers core value by improving productivity for all economic parts, from factories to offices. Our fund is dedicated primarily to Seed startups.
  • Battery Ventures – Battery invests in potentially cutting-edge, category-defining market businesses, including application software, IT infrastructure technologies, consumer-internet, mobile services, and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies from seed to growth and private equity and invests globally from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, and Israel.
  • Benchmark Capital – Benchmark is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social, mobile, local, and cloud companies. We believe that great entrepreneurs change the world for the better. Since its founding in 1995, Benchmark has invested in more than 250 early-stage startups with a market value exceeding $100 billion. Investments have included eBay, Juniper Networks, MySQL, OpenTable, Yelp, Inc., Zillow, Friendster, JAMDAT, Instagram, Hortonworks, Dropbox, Uber, Twitter, Zipcar, Asana, Quora, Gaikai, Demandforce, and DOMO. Benchmark has offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California.
  • Berkeley SkyDeck Fund – the investment partner for UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator Program. They invest $100K into each startup through SkyDeck and participate in later investment rounds with Berkeley founders. They are one of the most active seed investors in the Bay Area, making over 100 investments in 3 years! (Berkeley)
  • Blockchain Capital – founded in 2013 with the mission of helping entrepreneurs build world-class companies and projects based on blockchain technology – providing founders with the tools they need to succeed: capital, domain expertise, partnerships, recruiting, and strategy. Blockchain Capital is one of the oldest and most active venture investors in the blockchain industry and has financed 75+ companies and projects since its inception. The company invests in both equity and tokens and is a multi-stage investor. Blockchain Capital also pioneered the world’s first-ever tokenized investment fund and, by extension, the blockchain industry’s first security token, the BCAP, which the company sold through a security token offering in April 2017. The company’s view is that blockchain technology holds the promise to disrupt legacy businesses and create whole new markets and business models. In addition, Blockchain Capital believes its network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors brings unrivaled resources to founders who want to leverage blockchain technology to change the world in profound ways.
  • Blumberg Capital – Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with passionate entrepreneurs to innovate and build successful technology companies. We specialize in leading Seed and Series A rounds collaborating with angel investors, other venture capital firms, and strategic partners. We are active investors and board members – operating as an extension of the entrepreneurs’ network. We invest in the best teams, solving the biggest problems in technology hot spots around the world. Our typical initial investments range from $500,000 to $5 million, with additional amounts reserved for follow-on funding. We are headquartered in San Francisco with team members in Tel Aviv and New York.
  • Bond – Bond is a global technology investment firm supporting visionary founders throughout their life cycle of innovation & growth. Bonds founding partners have backed industry pioneers such as DocuSign, Peloton, Spotify, Square & Uber. Bond is a growth-stage firm that spun out of the Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund in late 2018.
  • Canvas Ventures – Founded in 2013, Canvas Ventures is a boutique venture capital firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with $835 million in assets under management. Canvas leads Series A investments in key areas, including Fintech (Brace, Gabi, Possible Finance), Digital Health (Vida, Airvet), Marketplaces (Darwin Homes, Zola), and Logistics (Transfix, MasonHub). Rebecca Lynn, Paul Hsiao, Gary Little, and Mike Ghaffary serve as the firm’s general partners. They are also known for investments made before joining Canvas, including Lending Club (LC), Luminar (LAZR), Doximity, MuleSoft (MULE), Check (acquired by Intuit), Upwork (UPWK), and Houzz.
  • Catamount Ventures – At Catamount, we are entrepreneurs first and investors second. We are passionate about the art of entrepreneurship and look for opportunities to position our talents and experience where they can deliver game-changing value. Catamount specializes in early-stage companies that are often too young and unproven for most venture capital firms. We serve the market gap between angel investors and large venture funds, which are generally more interested in established businesses. Nothing is too early for us. We embrace an untested product or business’s uncertainty and work hard to embed success deep within our companies’ DNA.
  • Cathay Innovation – Cathay Innovation is a global early growth venture capital fund affiliated with Cathay Capital Private Equity. It was founded around the shared conviction that supporting digital entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform bridging 3 continents – North America, Europe, and China – constitutes a compelling value-creation strategy. Cathay Innovation partners with visionary entrepreneurs committed to driving change through technology. Such transformation is accelerated by leveraging Cathay Capital Private Equity’s extensive network with corporates and solid operational excellence experience. Cathay Innovation has one global team which manages a global fund investing in the US, China, and Europe and has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Beijing, and Shanghai.
  • Civilization Ventures – Civilization Ventures (inquiries to [email protected]) invests in visionary founders leading the future of health tech and biology-driven innovation. We aim to be the first check and lead investor in highly disruptive synthetic biology and exponential health tech (genomics, diagnostics, digital health, AI, personalized and regenerative medicine). Our team comprises serial entrepreneurs and industry thought leaders who work tirelessly to help each of our portfolio companies succeed. We celebrated our first “unicorn” exit in 2018 with the public listing of gene therapy leader Rocket Pharma (NASDAQ: RCKT) and our second exit with the acquisition of Singular Bio (non-invasive prenatal testing) by Invitae.
  • Column GroupThe Column Group (TCG) is a science-driven venture capital firm that makes significant financial and operational commitments to build early-stage drug discovery companies based on their unique scientific platforms and potential to deliver multiple breakthrough therapeutics. TCG’s investment strategy runs counter to the prevailing trend in life sciences venture capital toward assembling diversified portfolios of later stage, single product-orientated companies across multiple industry sectors, proximity to value inflection points, and the early identification of a Pharma “buyer” as key investment considerations. In contrast, TCG takes the long view in making investments, recognizing that significant time is often required to generate significant value. Our approach is not “building-to-exit.” Key variables, including scientific opportunities, the competitive and regulatory landscape, and Pharma priorities, can change rapidly. Instead, TCG’s mission is to generate fundamentally strong companies built from the ground up based on great science and the ability to generate multiple differentiated product opportunities. Rather than diversification, TCG emphasizes focus. We are dedicated to early-stage drug discovery as the best source of a new generation of novel, highly effective human therapies. We believe that rare are the most critical resources, such as great ideas, world-class founders, and top-quality managerial and scientific talent. Concentrating on them within a small cohort of companies is the key path to success. TCG is about the bold pursuit of big ideas using innovative science to generate breakthrough therapies that address significant diseases. Our firm is committed to all facets of company building. It brings together a rich combination of scientific, financial, and operational expertise to shape promising science into a value-rich portfolio poised to have a profound impact on human health.
  • Commerce Ventures – Commerce Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing and empowering the next generation of technology innovators in the retail and financial services industries. Our deeply committed LP base is composed of a strategic blend of established entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and market-leading corporations, enabling us to meaningfully add value to our portfolio companies via introductions to potential clients, distribution partners, top-tier advisers, and potential key executive additions. We pride ourselves on being a thought and strategy partner to our portfolio CEOs when we can be helpful but not waste their time otherwise.
  • Congruent Ventures – an early-stage investment firm focused on technologies and services to avert the current climate emergency.
  • Craft Ventures – an early-stage fund dedicated to the craft of building great companies. Comprised of entrepreneurs and operators, we are founders helping founders.
  • Crosslink Capital – Crosslink, founded in 1989, is a premier early-stage venture capital firm with over $1.3B in assets. Crosslink partners with market disrupters and category creators, typically at the Seed-Series A stage, across highly dynamic enterprise and consumer technology sectors. Over its history, Crosslink has had the opportunity to partner with defining companies such as Bleacher Report (acquired by TWX), BuildingConnected (acquired by ADSK), Chime, Coupa (COUP), DataStax, Molekule, Omniture (acquired by ADBE), Personal Capital (acquired by Empower Retirement), Postmates (acquired by UBER), ServiceMax (acquired by GE), Verodin (acquired by FEYE), Vungle (acquired by Blackstone) and Weave.
  • Darling Ventures – Darling Ventures is an entrepreneur’s partner from day one. We write your first check of $250K – 500K and specialize in propelling your startup to exit the seed stage with velocity. Investing out of our third fund, we are happy to lead or join your round. We work alongside you to help you stand a grade above the rest when graduating from Series A. Our time is spent co-developing roadmaps, market positioning, business models, KPIs, and financing strategies. In addition, we can partner with our exclusively international LP base to launch $MM co-investment vehicles and support geographic expansion to Europe and Australia upon reaching a successful Series A. Darling Ventures exclusively raises its funds from international partners, providing a specialized bridge for foreign investors to access the next generation of U.S.-based technology startups. In addition, we serve as an international investor’s trusted long-term partner in Silicon Valley, giving them first access and deep insight from innovation’s global epicenter.
  • DBL Partners – We invest in companies that deliver top-tier venture capital returns and enable social, environmental, and economic benefits. In fact, we believe healthy financial performance and positive social change are inherently connected. That’s why we invest in and help nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech, Information Technology, Sustainable Products and Services, and Healthcare.
  • DCVC Bio – DCVC Bio is a VC fund investing in early-stage computational biology startups. Advances in genetic sequencing, artificial intelligence, and automation converge to transform existing life sciences technologies and speed new development. We are looking for companies affecting deep technological change in synthetic biology, medicine, and agriculture. We are especially interested in teams shaping the biochemical building blocks the life sciences industry runs on.
  • – We are an early-stage venture fund exclusively focused on emerging high-potential opportunities where we devote our time and network to help you get ahead. (Woodside)
  • erim ventures – a family-owned venture studio focused on turning innovative ideas into disruptive ventures that benefit society. The company develops solutions quickly using the investments most efficiently by its experienced human capital and international network. The world needs valorous solutions to the thorniest problems impacting humanity. Our collaborative business model ensures rapid growth by combining company building with venture funding to compress time, iterate quickly, and scale faster. erim ventures invest in early-stage startups that bring value to the community and provide consultancy to institutions seeking solutions to community problems.
  • FIN VC – Fin is a globally focused venture capital firm focused on the intersection of financial services and technology. We are looking to roll up our sleeves and partner with experienced entrepreneurs with deep financial services experience, audacious goals, differentiated technology, and a global platform mindset. We are seasoned operators with deep corporate and start-up experience; we know what it’s like to walk in entrepreneurial shoes and how to move the needle for our companies.
  • First Round Capital – Investing at the earliest possible stage, First Round offers a growing number of services and products to help founders build companies from scratch. We don’t split angel, seed, and pre-seed funding into separate categories — we’re interested in providing the same support across the board. From Blue Apron to Uber, this is how we’ve helped 300+ companies start up.
  • Flori Venturesa seed-stage firm led by Chartboost co-founder Maria Ribas. Funding and supporting early founders building on Celo ( Flori means *bloom* in Esperanto. In the same way, flowers require certain nutrients and conditions to bloom; Flori cultivates an environment for entrepreneurs to transform and flourish. Flori is a key pillar of the Celo ecosystem and is in service of the shared mission to build a financial system that creates conditions of prosperity for everyone.
  • Footwork – We lead and co-lead Series A and Seed rounds in companies with early signs of product-market fit. We focus on consumer technology and the consumerization of enterprise technology. We’re inspired by founders and wake up every day excited to work with teams building the next generation of category-defining companies. Our equal partnership combines world-class investing and operating experience.
  • Forerunner Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in ambitious entrepreneurs to define and dominate a new business generation.
  • Foresite Capital – multi-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm with ~$4 billion under management. The firm aims to address areas of great unmet need by funding promising healthcare and life sciences businesses at all stages of their life cycles. Foresite Capital uses a data science-driven approach to invest in companies that leverage biology and big data to transform healthcare, including 10x Genomics, Relay Therapeutics, Element Biosciences, and Inscripta developing next-generation therapeutics. Founded in 2011, Foresite Capital is based in San Francisco.
  • Founders Fund – Founders Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in science and technology companies solving difficult problems. The firm invests in various sectors, including aerospace, artificial intelligence, advanced computing, energy, health, and consumer Internet. The firm and its partners have been early backers of some of the most impactful companies of the past decade, including Airbnb, Facebook, Palantir, and SpaceX. Founders Fund pursues a founder-friendly investment strategy, providing maximum support with minimum interference. Formed in 2005, the firm has more than $3 billion in aggregate capital under management.
  • Francisco Partners – Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm specializing in partnering with technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. The firm invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential.
  • FTV Capital – FTV Capital, has raised nearly $4 billion to invest in 120+ high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise technology & services, financial services, and payments & transaction processing. FTV’s experienced team leverages its domain expertise and proven track record in these sectors to help motivated management teams accelerate growth. FTV also provides companies with access to its Global Partner Network, a group of the world’s leading enterprises and executives who have helped FTV portfolio companies for nearly two decades. Founded in 1998, FTV Capital has offices in San Francisco and New York.
  • FTW VenturesFTW Ventures is an early-stage venture fund investing time, money, and a Food & Agriculture Tech startup network to build a better Food System.
  • Green Bay Ventures (GBV) – Green Bay Ventures (“GBV”​) is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. We focus on a small number of high conviction opportunities each year and support a select group of visionary entrepreneurs working to create breakthrough technologies and transform industries. Our investors include some of the world’s most prominent families, top-tier venture capital investors, and Silicon Valley CEOs.
  • Green Visor Capital – Green Visor Capital is focused exclusively on seeding and developing early-stage FinTech companies. Our team brings decades of C-level management, operational, investment, and bulge-bracket advisory experience within financial services and technology to each of our portfolio companies. We have full-time partners in San Francisco and New York.
  • GSV Ventures GSV Ventures invests in exceptional technology entrepreneurs creating scaled solutions in the “PreK to Gray” digital education and skills market. Our portfolio companies include Coursera, Class Dojo, Degreed, Outlier, Remind, Course Hero, Master Class, and more.
  • HighGear Ventures – a dedicated provider of liquidity to entrepreneurs, individual shareholders, limited partners, and venture funds. We focus on great later-stage companies and portfolios with strong operating results and identifiable paths to exit.
  • ICONIQ Capital – ICONIQ Capital is a privately held investment firm serving some of the world’s most influential families and organizations. ICONIQ provides financial advisory and family office services and manages direct investments where technology and traditional asset classes intersect, focusing on technology growth equity, buyout, and real estate.
  • Industry Ventures – Industry Ventures is a leading investment firm that focuses on venture capital. The firm has three investment strategies: secondary, primary fund of funds, and direct co-investments. Founded in 2000, the firm manages over $3 billion of institutional capital and is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Washington, D.C.
  • Initialized Capital – Initialized Capital is a San Francisco-based early-stage venture capital firm with over $700M in assets under management. We’re the earliest investors in Coinbase, Instacart, Cruise, Rippling, Opendoor, and more — $40B+ in market value. We’re founders and builders who are here to help others like us build meaningful businesses. We focus on investing in high-potential software startups at the seed stage and earlier and are happy to be the first investors in early teams run by great engineers, designers, and product founders.
  • Kindred Ventures – Supporting world-changing startups and the kindred spirits who create them. Our mission is to back visionary and dedicated founders who want to solve the most important problems and vastly improve people’s lives worldwide. Our approach is twofold: we invest in startups in their first rounds of financing and assemble talented founders to form startups and build products we believe should exist.
  • Kraken Ventures – focused on fintech, crypto companies & protocols, decentralized finance (DeFi), and enabling technologies such as AI, Machine and Deep Learning, Reg Tech, and cybersecurity. Kraken Ventures offers the best of both worlds in being a completely autonomous fund that’s backed by the resources and expertise of Kraken.
  • MAGIC Fund – an early-stage venture capital fund built by founders for founders. We back founders solving daunting challenges across the globe at their earliest stages (pre-seed/seed). We’ve backed 80+ tech startups around the world: Bank Novo, Payfazz, Frubana, Retool, CafeX, Py, KiwiBot, Muxy, Chronus Health, Mono, Oxygen, and many more.
  • Maverick Capital – a global investment firm that has been investing in early-stage companies for over 25 years.  By working with Maverick Ventures, entrepreneurs get the best of both worlds – a focused, agile team of venture partners – and the resources, reputation, and relationships of a multi-billion dollar fund.
  • MetaVC PartnersMetaVC Partners is an early-stage venture fund investing in new startup companies using metamaterials for applications in renewable energy, high-performance computing, imaging, and next-generation wireless communications and sensors.
  • Million Lives Fund – The Laerdal Million Lives Fund was created to pursue direct investments in innovative, enabling technologies and companies that can accelerate Laerdal’s global impact goal of saving over one million lives annually in 2030.
  • Mother Superior – a venture and social purpose foundry that is redefining and redesigning venture capital. Focused on early-stage entrepreneurs, the foundry’s novel approach to VC is designed with exponential success as a feature. It offers founders a full suite of services, operations, funding, and long-term support.
  • NFX – a seed and series A venture firm that is transforming how true innovators are funded. We believe that creating something of true significance starts with seeing things others do not. As Founders, we reinvented industries with this mindset. As investors, our approach is no different.
  • North Equity – a venture equity firm that invests, acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands.
  • Octahedron Capital – We invest in the world’s internet economy – a global, crossover technology investment firm.
  • OpenAI Startup Fund – invests in early-stage AI companies tackling major problems (and productivity). Partners and investors in the fund include Microsoft.
  • Polychain Capital – the world’s premier investor in cryptocurrency protocols and companies
  • Propel(x) – an angel investing platform focused on funding early-stage companies built around scientific discovery.
  • Reach Capital – We are a passionate and diverse group of people committed to empowering learners and educators. Our investments inspire people to reach their full potential through education’s transformative power, from early childhood education to professional development and everything in between. Reach is on a mission to seed the most inspirational, uplifting, and engaging educational tools which help educators and families realize children’s full potential.
  • Recast Capital – a platform supporting and investing in emerging managers in venture capital. As our name suggests, we are breaking the traditional mold and doing things a bit differently. Emerging managers, particularly those with diverse partnerships, represent both an underserved market and overlooked business opportunities. We can accelerate emerging managers ‘ success by providing them with institutional-grade support and innovative capital and seeing the magnitude of returns originally intended by the asset class.
  • Renegade Partners – A Venture Capital firm built the same way as its companies. Our focus is helping founders navigate a pivotal phase of development, Where doing the right things at the right times Will determine the size and impact they can ultimately achieve. We call this the Supercritical Stage. Come. Be a Renegade.
  • Root Ventures – Root Ventures is an early-stage Venture Capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. The firm focuses on three areas of investing – Tools and Infrastructure, Low-cost robotics and hardware, Data science.
  • Semble Ventures – Semble backs technical founders and was previously known as Amaranthine. Led by David Kelly, a Web Summit co-founder, and Patrick Murphy, a former investor with Universal Music Group, counts the buzzy events platform Hopin and the autonomous checkout startup Standard Cognition as portfolio companies.
  • Supermoon Capital – a specialist platform helping visionary founders enhance our lives, organizations, and communities through healthy sleep.
  • Susa Ventures – Susa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in a growing family of dreamers and builders. We believe that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of progress, and we exist to help them realize their visions for a better world. We invest in businesses with strong compounding moats, such as proprietary data, economies of scale, and/or network effects.
  • Sweat Equity Ventures – Sweat Equity Ventures is a Value Accelerator, a new kind of investor that invests expertise and time in exchange for equity. Collectively, we are a team of highly experienced operators, entrepreneurs, and technologists, founders with decades of building highly successful companies, launching products used by millions, and creating billions of dollars in commercial value.
  • Tuesday Capital (formerly known as CrunchFund) – an early stage, sector agnostic venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Tuesday Capital maintains a variety of relationships with other VC firms and works alongside them, using its media and PR expertise to help propel the companies of tomorrow. The firm raised its inaugural fund in September of 2011. Investors in CF include AOL, Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, the founding partners of Andreessen Horowitz, each of the general partners of Benchmark Capital, Ron Conway, Yuri Milner & Kevin Rose.
  • Trucks VC – Trucks Venture Capital funds the entrepreneurs building the future of transportation.
  • venBio – venBio invests in promising companies at various stages: from early to late and academic startups to spinouts. We tend to lead most of our investments, and we enjoy building syndicates and teams. We are mindful of potential acquisition partners from the outset, ensuring that our companies are best positioned to meet their requirements. This includes IP, CMC, and the details of clinical trials, including indication, trial design, endpoints, powering, and regulatory considerations. Our team’s expertise and involvement help companies make a bigger impact, leading to impactful and lasting relationships with the leaders that we work with.
  • Versant Ventures – Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare venture capital firm committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build the next generation of great companies. The firm’s emphasis is on biotechnology companies that are discovering and developing novel therapeutics. With $4.2 billion under management and offices in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, Versant has built a team with deep investment, operating, and R&D expertise that enables a hands-on approach to company building. Since the firm’s founding in 1999, more than 85 Versant companies have achieved successful acquisitions or IPOs.
  • Vida Ventures is a next-generation life sciences investment firm founded in 2017 by scientists, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors passionate about building and funding breakthroughs in biomedicine. Together we form an independent, bold investment group bound together by a simple word – life. Our mission is to bring science to life and advance transformative biomedical innovations that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Vida has a bicoastal presence and currently manages approximately $295 million.
  • Village Global – an early-stage venture capital backed by some of the world’s best entrepreneurs. The village is not a traditional VC. We’re a network. We operate as a network from how we invest in startups to how we help founders. When you raise money from Village, you’re not just getting money. You’re getting connected capital. You’re joining a network of the world’s most successful founders. We back founders at Pre-Seed and Seed and via our Accelerator program. Our Network Leaders invest on our behalf.
  • VMG Partners – VMG Partners (“VMG”) is a private equity firm specializing in building iconic consumer brands. Since it was founded in 2005, VMG has been at the forefront of consumer products investing, partnering with entrepreneurial companies, founders, and co-investors to deliver a depth of experience to help grow, scale, and prepare companies for exit.
  • Worklife Ventures – The first venture capital firm designed for the new era of builders, creators, and individual contributors.

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