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Palo Alto, California
668 Coleridge Avenue Palo Alto California 94301 US

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.


Founded: 2004

Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $300 billion

Focus industries: Mobile, cloud, saas, consumer services, connected devices, marketplaces and healthcare IT.

 

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505 Hamilton Ave, Suite 300 Palo Alto, CA 94301 1.48 km

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.


Founded: 2008

Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $500 billion

Focus industries: Technology, software, renewable energy.

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California

  • Address: P.O. Box 3788, Carmel, CA 939214107
  • Phone: 831.998.9540

Texas

  • Address: 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000, Houston, TX 77046
  • Phone: 713.439.1097
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500 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 1.58 km

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.


Founded: 1983

Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $10 billion

Focus industries: Communications and networking, consumer durables, healthcare technology systems, media, software.

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San Francisco

  • Address: 2 Jack London AlleySan Francisco, CA 94107
  • Phone: (415) 293-1100
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120 Hawthorne Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 2.18 km

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.


Founded: 2011

Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $1.2 billion

Focus industries: Consumer goods, enterprise software, healthcare, finance, gaming, educational apps, Internet.

 

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3340 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 4.08 km
650 561 9580650 561 9580
650 561 9180

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.


Founded: 1969

Funds raised / currently managed: ~2.8 billion

Focus industries: Communications and networking, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software

Other Offices:

New York

  • Address: 7 Bryant Park, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018
  • Phone: 212.444.4100
  • Fax: 212.444.4101

Boston

  • Address: 34 Farnsworth St, 3rd Floor,, Boston, MA 02210
  • Phone: 617.995.2000
  • Fax: 617.995.2001
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2128 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 4.8 km

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.


Founded: 2004

Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $800 billion

Focus industries: Consumer, enterprise, education, advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture/food, sustainable energy and robotics.

 

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2200 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA 5.4 km
(650) 234-8300(650) 234-8300
(650) 234-8333

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.


Founded: 2000

Funds raised / currently managed: ~3.7 billion

Focus industries: Information technology, software (enterprise, SaaS, cloud), ecommerce, media, consumer goods, energy, mobile.

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Tel Aviv

  • Address: Sarona, 4 Zvi Strachilevich Street, Tel Aviv, 6473957, Israel
  • Phone: +972 3 974 6800
  • Fax: +972 3 974 6815
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2460 Sandhill Road 94025 Menlo Park, California 5.62 km

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.


Founded: 2006

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.

 

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2550 Sand Hill Rd 94025 Menlo Park, California 6 km

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.


Founded: 1965

Funds raised / currently managed: ~2.5 billion

Focus industries: Healthcare, software.

 

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1489 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043 6.07 km

GV (launched as Google Ventures in 2009) is a wing of Alphabet Inc., the parent company to Google and all the other brainchild companies of Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

GV is more than just a venture capital investment firm, it’s a company designed to coax the very best results possible out of each and every startup it takes on. They have a team of engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers and investors who’re ready at the helm to help your startup succeed in the marketplace.

If your company fits into the framework of their typical investment, Google Ventures may be the perfect fit, when considering their big pockets and the unlimited access to resources they undoubtedly have.

As one would imagine, the company has a lot of high profile investments to boast in the short time they’ve been around including Uber, Jet, Nest, Tunein, Medium, One Medical, Editas, FLATIRON, Founders, Orbital Insight, Farmers Business Group, Slack, Gusto, Core OS, Hubspot, AngelList, Docusigns, Carbon3D, Jaunt, and so many more.

GV popular VC investments

Perhaps GV is the most diverse industry portfolio of any investor on this list.


Founded: 2009

Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $2.4 billion

Focus industries: Enterprise Software, Life Sciences, Media, Healthcare, Robotics, Transportation, Cyber Security and Sustainable Agriculture.

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2750 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA 6.45 km
+1 650 233 2750+1 650 233 2750
+1 650 233 0300

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.

KPCB acquired investments

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.


Founded: 1972

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.

Offices:

KPCB San Francisco Office

  • Address: 101 South Park Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA
  • Phone: +1 650 233 2750
  • Fax: +1 650 233 0300

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: info_china@kpcb.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: info_china@kpcb.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: info_china@kpcb.com

 

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