Accel has been around as long as tech giants like Microsoft and Apple. They’ve steadily found ways to invest their money in forward-thinking technologies that help to better mankind. They’re not terribly approachable if you’re the squeamish type without clear direction, but if you have a great idea in the sectors they service, it’s well worth setting up a meeting at one of their offices.
Accel has invested and consulted with all the top technology companies out there today including Facebook, GoFundMe, Dropbox, Flipkart, Braintree, Etsy, Spotify, Slack, Fiverr, Groupon, and a long list of others.
While most of the deal makers on this list do operate internationally, Accel puts themselves right in the forefront with offices in San Francisco, London, and Bangalore.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $10 billion
Focus industries: Communications and networking, consumer durables, healthcare technology systems, media, software.
- Address: 2 Jack London AlleySan Francisco, CA 94107
- Phone: (415) 293-1100
Founded by Michael Morgan and David Pesikoff, Triangle Peak is one of the few young venture capital firms on this list who don’t lay their hat solely in the Internet and mobile technology space. This investment group is perfect for seed, early, and growth stage companies working in anything and everything tech and renewable energy.
They’re firm but fair, and expect a strong proof-of-concept at minimum before considering making an investment. Their approach to seeking out the right partners is more angel than VC. They like to find companies who aren’t just looking for seed funding or a cash infusion, but rather those who’re looking for help navigating the logistics of company growth and more effective management. They’ve made a number of lucrative sub $100M deals with startups and growth-stage companies including Mesosphere, AlphaSense, StayNTouch, OpenHouse, Sunnova, StitchLabs, Boundary, Flywheel, TakeLessons, Sojern, Achates Power, Guardian Analytics, and many others.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $500 billion
Focus industries: Technology, software, renewable energy.
- Address: P.O. Box 3788, Carmel, CA 939214107
- Phone: 831.998.9540
- Address: 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000, Houston, TX 77046
- Phone: 713.439.1097
U.S. based Social Capital is interested in solving the world’s problems through technology. They have a very long list of values they look for in the entrepreneurs they do business with, so make sure to read up on their expectations to determine if you’re the right fit.
They currently hold 169 investments over 105 companies and have been a part of 17 acquisitions to date. Social Capital’s investments include Verifly, Common Bond, Forge, FrontApp, Penny, Clover Health, Simplee, AirMap, Intercom, Slack, Bustle, Flow Laboratories, Captricity, Athos, Premise, Lumity, Greenhouse Software, Ezetap, and several others.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $1.2 billion
Focus industries: Consumer goods, enterprise software, healthcare, finance, gaming, educational apps, Internet.
Founded in 2004 by the highly respected “Super Angel” investor, Jeff Clavier, this large VC firm specializes in seed funding unique startups in the industries they prefer to work in. On average, they only make around 15 investments a year at around $850,000 each out of their $85M fund IV.
As you’d likely suspect, they’re quite selective in what companies they eventually invest in, but if you work in the ecommerce, mobile or tech space, it might be worth your while to contact Jeff and his team to set up a meeting. They’re investments include some very interesting startups including Mint, Kongregate, Brightroll, LiveRamp, Milo, Wildfire, Bleacher Report, Gnip, Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Poshmark, Hired, Postmates, Vungle, Shippo and Molekule – to name just a few.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $300 billion
Focus industries: Mobile, cloud, saas, consumer services, connected devices, marketplaces and healthcare IT.
Founder Vinod Khosla is the head of this company and it would be impossible to list each and every VC venture they’re involved in. The company has minor to major investments in virtually every major money making industry out there including 21, Academia.edu, Foursquare, AppNexus, DoorDash, Fundera, Instacart, Stripe and many others across multiple industries.
They claim their goal is to build great companies and disrupt monopolies wherever possible; not just to post a big ROI from each deal. In order to appeal to the team at Khosla, you must have a big proven concept, lofty goals, and a good plan of attack to move forward. They offer all kinds of support for entrepreneurs, have a massive team to help you along the way, and offer seed stage funding for great ideas backed by an even greater team.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $800 billion
Focus industries: Consumer, enterprise, education, advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture/food, sustainable energy and robotics.
One of the truly international VC firms to make the list, Lightspeed Venture Partners are seeking to consistently take technology of all kinds to the next level. Lightspeed has offices on the ground in North America, China, India, and Israel.
They prefer to begin working with companies in the seed and early investment stages, building a strong relationship with day one and helping companies grow to their full potential. For the right candidate, they will consider later growth stage cash infusions and have made a few debt financing and convertible note deals too. To prove their loyalty, Lightspeed has over 481 investments in just 268 companies. With their current IPO count set at 11 and over 77 acquisitions to date. The firm has investments in a mixture of different industries and companies of note incuding: Aerohive Networks, Affirm, Alooma, App Dynamics, Avamar, Artic Wolf, Barefoot Networks, Blend, Calista, Celequest, Click Security, CoalTek, Double Click, Everstring, Flixster, FreshMenu, Galileo Technology, Leyden Energy, LivingSocial, and many others.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~3.7 billion
Focus industries: Information technology, software (enterprise, SaaS, cloud), ecommerce, media, consumer goods, energy, mobile.
- Address: Sarona, 4 Zvi Strachilevich Street, Tel Aviv, 6473957, Israel
- Phone: +972 3 974 6800
- Fax: +972 3 974 6815
Founded by Aydin Senkat, this is a boutique venture fund that isn’t afraid to dip their toes into new and unfamiliar markets. They’re not only able to just help to fund the right startup, the company has a massive network of investors and experts they can call into action anytime they need help with their investments.
Felicis is willing to take a hands-on or hands-off approach depending on the needs of any particular investment they put their money into. They also have connections with hundreds of eager angel investors, as Senkat is a private angel investor himself, so their fundraising ability has proved to be well worth into the billions as they proved by putting together a $41M super angel fund back in 2010. They’re also willing to invest money on whatever continent and in whichever country has the opportunities they’re interested. Companies Felicis has invested in include: Acompli, Adyen, Airware, BrightRoll, Canva, eduK, fitbit, Fluxx, Optimizely, Planet Labs, SoundHound, Wish and Zefr, to name just a few.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $439 billion
Focus industries: Mobile, e-commerce, consumer enterprise, education, health, consumer internet with a focus on mobile, gaming, software-as-service, internet applications in education, security, machine learning, healthcare, energy conservation, personalized medicine, 3D imaging, bio-informatics, and connected devices.
Venrock is another firm that’s been around since computers were something only the NSA owned that took up the size of a large suburban living room. The firm was founded by the Rockefeller family, to make more effective use of their capital.
They were a Series A investor in Apple computers in 1978 and had boardroom seats in the company for over 20 years time. Though they have their hands in a number of industries including pharmaceutical and biotech, they’ve been at the forefront of computer and Internet technology such as being an early investor in Intel Corporation (their very first investment), Check Point (who made the first PC firewall), Double Click (the first Internet advertiser), and a very large list of others. Like many of the VCs featured on this list, Venrock is another who has a reputation for helping in the seed stage of early startups and for being there to help the companies they invest in grow to their limitless potential, no matter what’s required of their team. Venrock has offices located on the east, west and southern coasts of the United States.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~2.8 billion
Focus industries: Communications and networking, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software
- Address: 7 Bryant Park, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018
- Phone: 212.444.4100
- Fax: 212.444.4101
- Address: 34 Farnsworth St, 3rd Floor,, Boston, MA 02210
- Phone: 617.995.2000
- Fax: 617.995.2001
Greylock Partners are committed to transforming the marketplace via investing in healthcare and disruptive software companies that change the face of online and offline PC and smart device usage around the world. They have representatives throughout America, Europe and Asia for entrepreneurs to connect and work with.
They believe mentorship is equally as important to simply handing over the money and seeing how well it works for them. They have a massive support team in addition to their investment representatives including IT, marketing, operations, accounting, logistics, IPO and acquisitions experts to help startups to navigate the marketplace successfully. Airbnb, AppDynamics, Agari, Apptio, Arista Networks, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks, Pandora, Pure Storage, Rubrik, Ripple, and Workday, among several others. The company currently boasts 23 IPOs and 115 acquisitions over 492 currently active investments.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~2.5 billion
Focus industries: Healthcare, software.
This company has witnessed a lot of history in its 40-plus years. Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers are big players in the venture capital investing space. They have one of the largest rosters of companies invested in to make this list, with over 800 investments to date in 438 companies. They specialize in a number of different investment areas including seed, early and late stage, private equity and debt financing.
Their current portfolio lists some very big companies; many of which KCPB were early investors in: Electronic Arts (EA), Netscape, Segway, Sun Microsystems, Amazon, Compaq, AOL, Ring, Tradesy, CoreOS, Farmer’s Network, Buddybuild, and many others.
KCPB is a serious firm that puts a lot of time and effort into vetting their investments before laying their money down. They have a $200M fund dedicated solely to innovative companies dedicated to improving and expanding upon current iPhone technology.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $6 billion
Focus industries: Commercial services, computer hardware, mobile, clean tech, healthcare devices and supplies, media, financial services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software.
KPCB San Francisco Office
- Address: 101 South Park Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA
- Phone: +1 650 233 2750
- Fax: +1 650 233 0300
- Email: email@example.com
KPCB Beijing Office
- Address: Unit 2705, Tower C YINTAI Center No. 2 Jianguomenwai Ave Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 PRC
- Phone: +86 10 8517 1799
- Fax: +86 10 8517 1570
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KPCB Shanghai Office I
- Address: Unit 27, Xin Kang Garden, 1273 Huai Hai Zhong Road, Shanghai 200031 PRC
- Phone: +86 21 3383 0688
- Fax: +86 21 3383 0699
- Email: email@example.com
KPCB Shanghai Office II
- Address: No. 6, Lane 1350, Middle Fu Xing Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031 PRC
- Phone: +86 21 6025 2100
- Fax: +86 21 6025 2110
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sequoia Capital has been around for close to 50 years now and was founded by Don Valentine. This VC firm likes to fund early stage startups and will consider doing deals with entrepreneurs who have little experience, and who also have nothing more than a good concept for their investors to consider.
Early stage startups can’t go wrong with Sequoia, the original investors in global brands like Apple, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Electronic Arts (EA), and Atari. Don and his investment partners have done deals ranging from $1M to $1.8B throughout the years and have shown their loyalty to the startups they invest in.
They recently made a $1.8B dollar investment in the popular social network, Snapchat in May 2016. Other key investments have included: PressPlay, Fenda, Carousell, ZoomCar, Voonik, Cuemath, ClearTax, HealthKart, LawnGuru, and a massive $550M deal with Go-Jek. The firm offers unlimited mentorship help with each deal they ink.
Fund raised/currently managed: ~$10 billion
Focus industries: Energy, enterprise, financial, health care, internet, mobile.
- Address: 50 Ramat Yam Street, Orchid Oceanus Hotel, Herzelia 4685150
- Phone number: +972 9 9579440
- Address: Room 3606, China Central Place Tower 3, 77 Jianguo Road Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, China
- Phone number: +86 10 8447 5668
- Address: Suite 3613, 36/F, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
- Phone number: +852 2501 8989
- Address: Room 2805, Plaza 66 Tower 2, 1366 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 200040, China
- Phone number: +86 21 6288 4222
- Address: Sequoia Capital India Advisors, Divyashree Technopolis, 6th Floor, East Wing, Block B, 77° Town Centre, Off Hal Airport Road, Yemlur, Bengaluru 560037, India
- Phone number: +91 0 80 412 458 80
- Address: Sequoia Capital India Advisors, 902, Nicholas Piramal Towers, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
- Phone number: +91 0 22 4074 7272
- Address: Sequoia Capital India Advisors, The Grand Hotel, Gate 1, 1st Floor 2, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj Phase II, New Delhi 110070
- Phone number: +91 0 11 4956 7200
- Address: Sequoia Capital India Advisors 6 Battery Road 19-01B Singapore 049909
- Phone number: +65 6812 9162