Redpoint was started back in the late nineties by a group of experienced angel investors and fund managers including John Walecka, Brad Jones, Jeff Brody, Geoff Yang, and Tim Haley. They’ve acquired interests in a number of lucrative and world-changing products since then including 2U, HomeAway, Heroku, Netflix, PureStorage, Twilio and Zendesk.
Redpoint also as an entrepreneur’s incubator program they run which has nuture products like Android, Acompli, Jaunt and Zimbra from inception to early and late growth stages. They operate out of Menlo Park and entertain investments throughout North America and China. Loyalty to the early-stage startups they invest in is evident in their numbers, with over 446 investments in 239 companies. This VC currently boasts some 16 initial public offerings and have acquired over 80 companies to date. They seek out visionary founders with data to back up their vision. Find out where their team will be via their blog, in order to find ways to network into their circle of trust.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~3.4 billion
Focus industries: Commercial services, communications and networking, retail, software
- Address: 21 South Park, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94107
- Address: 1539 Nanjing Road West, Kerry Center, Tower 2, Suite 1801, Shanghai, China, 200040
- Phone: +86.21.6288.7757
- Fax: +86.21.6288.7797
- Address: 79 Jianguo Road, Hua Mao Center, Tower 2, 9th Floor, Beijing, China, 100025
- Address: Redpoint e.Ventures, Diamond Tower, Rua Joaquim Floriano, 1120A, cj.92, Itaim Bibi, Sao Paulo – SP 04534-004, Brazil
GGV has their sights focused primarily on North America and China, with offices located in both countries. They’ve made 252 investments in over 147 companies since the fund began.
GGV makes all stages of investment and offer debt financing across 6 total funds. They’ve also have a very good investment track record, being a part of 26 IPOs and 37 acquisitions to date. And there’s no need to worry about getting business advice, further funding, and support from GGV: They were twice recognized in the Midas List of venture capitalists who have the most partners. Companies they’ve invested in include: Airbnb, Alibaba, AlienVault, BlueKai, Boxed, Buddy Media, Curse, Didi Taxi, DraftKings, Endeca, FlightCar, Flipboard, GrabTaxi, Glu Mobile, HotelTonight, Kingsoft WPS, Light Chaser Animation, MediaV, Misfit, Nimble Storage, Opendoor, Pactera, Pandora Media, Percolate, SoundCloud, Square, Tile, UCWeb, Wish, Zendesk, Zepp Labs, and 21Vianet just to name a few.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~3.8 billion
Focus industries: Mobile, Internet, ecommerce, m-commerce, digital media, SaaS, Enterprise, IoT, social, connected devices, marketing, travel, music, gaming, cloud, security.
- Address: 70 South Park Street, San Francisco, CA 9410
- Phone: +1 650 475 2150
- Fax: +1 650 475 2151
- Address: Unit 3501, Two IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai, 200120 China
- Phone: +86 21 6161 1720
- Fax: +86 21 5403 5580
- Address: Unit 1208, Tower West, Genesis Beijing, No. 8 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027 China
- Phone: +86 10 5989 7988
- Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, #31-01A, Singapore 018982
- Phone: +65 6805 2400
Battery has offices on the east and west coasts, as well as Israel. This is one of the bigger startup-friendly VCs out there and they’re big on technology businesses. They’ve been around for a while and understand how to grow a technology business to its full potential.
They offer seed, growth and private equity funds, as well as debt financing for the right candidate, with funding up into the $100M area. After they sign your first check, expect the team at Battery to wow you with their full service business-scaling environment. They help with everything including financial and company process assessment, human resources, marketing, technology, PR, and all round business development.
Notable investments by Battery Ventures includes Leadspace, WebPT, Strato Scale, Brightree, Appboy, Zayo, Coupla, Groupon, Liffe, Sense, Amplitude, Glassdoor, BigPanda, KeyMe, Zerto, Sisense, and several others.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $4.7 billion
Focus industries: Commercial services, Internet, mobile, communications and networking, electrical components, software.
- Address: 260 Townsend Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107
- Phone: (415) 426-5900
- Fax: (415) 426-5901
- Address: One Marina Park Drive, Suite 1100 (GPS: 56 Northern Ave,) Boston, MA 02210
- Phone: (617) 948-3600
- Fax: (617) 948-3601
- Address: 6 Hahoshlim Street, 6th Floor, Herzliya 46724, Israel
- Phone: + 972 (9) 972 4300
- Fax: + 972 (9) 950 9484
Draper, Fisher and Jurvetson have been investing in all the latest tech trends since the mid 1980s. Like many at the top of this list, they prefer initially seed funding a new startup in need of $1M or more in funds. Then, they’ll navigate through the startup stage with you and will likely commit to more funds as needed if the company continues to grow.
They have nearly 700 investments in 380 companies total, and have been a part of 16 IPOs throughout the years. DFJ operates and invests on all continents. Some of their more high profile investments include Tesla, Twitter, Tumblr, Twilio, Skype, Redfin, Box, Yodle, Solar City, Remitly, AngelList, SugarCRM, Periscope Data, Ping Identity, Tango, and too many others to list. They’ve been at the investing game for a while and have a huge network startup founders can tap into for the continued growth and success of their companies.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~3.5 billion
Focus industries: Commercial services, communications and networking, advertising, mobile, media, software.
- Address: 1 S Park St #103, San Francisco, CA 94107
- Phone: 650 233 9000
NEA (New Enterprise Associates) is at the forefront of the IPO game in the technology and healthcare industry they invest in. They’re frequently ranked at the top for number of companies backed that go public (250 to date). They also acquire and merge with a lot of companies, offering the prospect of a later-stage partnership for startups who may be looking to get in and get out (350 mergers and acquisitions in their profile to date).
Not surprising for a company that’s been around for closing in on 40 years now, they have one of, if not the largest active portfolio of any VC firm in existence. They invest at all startup levels including seed, early investment and growth stages.
Companies invested in include: Opower, Acquia, Gladly, Anexxon, Green Chef, Jet, Move Guides, and many others.
There’s is a global team, with partners on all corners of the planet and investment abilities in the hundreds of millions per deal for the right business. In addition, they offer mentorship to their charges, going to the extent of being willing to work with first time entrepreneurs with a proven idea that need guidance in taking their startup to the next level.
Fund raised/currently managed: ~$17 billion
Focus industries: Communications and networking, energy services, exploration, production and refining, healthcare devices and supplies, IT services, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software.
- Address: 5425 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 800, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, United States
- Phone: (301) 272-2300
- Fax: (301) 272-1700
- Address: 1954 Greenspring Drive, Suite 600, Timonium, MD 21093, United States.
- Phone: (410) 842-4000
- Fax: (410) 842-4100
- Address: 2 South Park Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
- Telephone: 415-653-3850
- Fax: 415-495-4506
- Address: 44 West 28th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001, United States
- Address: Level 12, Excel Center, No. 6 Wudinghu Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100033, China
- Telephone: (8610) 66575566
- Fax: (8610) 66573553
- Address: Unit 2202, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 200040, China
- Telephone: (8621) 61381000
- Fax: (8621) 61381010
- Address: 605, 6th Floor, Windsor, Off. CST Road, Kalina, Mumbai, SANTACRUZ (EAST) 400 098, India
- Telephone: +91-22-4223 5600
- Address: 700 Technology Square, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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
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.