Looking for one of stable investors, are you a growing startup or a mid-level company? If so, then you arrived at the right spot. Throughout this post, you can find top venture capital firms throughout India and individual founders with experience collaborating with different VC firms.
Benchmark was founded in 1995 in Menlo Park, California with a focus on early-stage funding. The firm has four founders: Andy Rachleff, Kevin Harvey, Bob Kagle, and Bruce Dunlevie. Benchmark has invested in a number of well-known startups and unicorns. For example, they invested in eBay in 1997, and later Snapchat, Instagram, Uber, Twitter, and Dropbox.
Baseline Ventures was established in 2006 by Steve Anderson in San Francisco, California. The firm was the first seed investor of Instagram, and an early investor of Twitter. According to Forbes, the company is "one of Silicon Valley's most successful (and smallest) investment firms".
Lightspeed Venture Partnerswas founded in 2000 by Ravi Mhatre, Barry Eggers, Christopher Schaepe, Peter Nieh. Their headquarters are in Menlo Park, California. The firm has made notable investments, one being Snapchat. Lightspeed Venture Partners invests primarily in enterprise, cleantech, and technology.
Greylock Partners began in 1965 thanks to two founders: Dan Gregory and Bill Elfers. The firm is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They have invested in companies such as Facebook, Airbnb, LinkedIn, and Dropbox. The firm focuses on all stages of a company.
Venrock was founded in 1969 in Palo Alto, California by Laurance Rockefeller. The name of the firm comes from the combination of "Venture" and "Rockefeller". They mainly focus on early stage and startup companies in IT and other technology related areas. The firm has made investments in large companies such as Apple, and Intel.
Accel Partners was founded in 1983 by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz and is based in Palo Alto, California. It is an early and growth stage VC firm. The firm focuses on technology areas such as consumers, mobile, and security technology. Their notable investment include Facebook, Slack, Spotify, and Jet.com.
New Enterprise Associates (NEA) was founded in 1977 by Dick Kramlich, Frank Bonsal, and Chuck Newhall. The firm primarily invests in areas such as consumer technology, financial technology, and e-commerce.
Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 by Donald T. Valentine in Menlo Park, California. The company itself specializes in seed, startup, early and growth stage companies. Sequoia Capital invests in the technology industry. The firms combined market value is around $1.4 trillion from their investment made before (these include: Apple, Google, PayPal, YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp).
Menlo Ventures was established in 1976 thanks to H. DuBose Montgomery. Since then they have made many notable investments such as Siri. The firm itself prefers to invest in companies in the area of enterprise, and life science technologies.
First Round Capital was founded in 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Josh Kopelman. Notable investment include Uber and Warby Parker. First Round Capital prefers to invest in the technology sector.
Founders Fund was founded 2005 by Peter Thiel, Ken Howery, Sean Parker (joined in 2006) and Luke Nosek. They are based in San Francisco, California. They invest in all stages and many different sectors including AI, energy, health, and consumer internet. They are among Facebook's early investors. Among their portfolio companies are Airbnb, Spotify, and Wish.
Kleiner Perkins (originally Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) was founded in 1972 in Menlo Park, California by Brook Byers, Eugene Kleiner, Thomas Perkins and Frank J. Caufield. In the firm, they focus on investing in technology and life science-related companies. They have made investments for example in Twitter, Amazon.com, Google, JD.com and Spotify.
Felicis Ventures is based in Menlo Park, founded in 2006 by Aydin Senkut. Since 2006 the firm has made investments in companies such as acompli (acquired by Microsoft) and Bonobos (acquired by Walmart).
Index Ventures began in 1996, based in San Francisco, California and founded by Neil Rimer, David Rimer, and Giuseppe Zocco. They have invested in companies Facebook, Just Eat, Skype, Dropbox, Trello, and Asos.
Howard Anderson, Rick Frisbie, and Bob Barrett founded Battery Ventures in 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm focuses on technology-related companies. Some of their previous investments include HotelTonight and Glassdoor.
Bain Capital Ventures is the venture arm of Bain Capital. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm focuses on investments in software-related companies. Notable deals include Jet.com, LinkedIn,Dynatrace, Redis Labs, and Sysdig.
FirstMark Capital is based in New York, NY and was founded by Amish Jani, Lawrence Lenihan and Rick Heitzmann in 2008. The firm has made investments that include companies such as Shopify, Pinterest, and Airbnb.
In 2009 David Frankel founded Founder Collective with the purpose of investing in IT companies, SaaS, software, hardware etc. So far the firm has made investments in companies such as HotelTonight, and Venmo.
This venture fund was originally named the Floodgate Fund, and was founded in 2010 by Mike Maples Jr. and Ann Miura-Ko. They invest in companies in Silicon Valley that are related to the technology industry. A few of their previous investments include Okta and Chegg.
Bessemer Venture Partners was founded in 1911 in Menlo Park, California. They invest in technology companies at seed, early stage and growth stage. They invest in consumer and healthcare industries. A few of their notable investments include Skype, Spotify, and LinkedIn.
GGV Capital is based in Menlo Park, California and exists since 2000. They focus on many different staged companies from seed to growth category. Their investments include Alibaba Group, Pandora, Slack.
Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009 and is based in Menlo Park, California. In 2011 Andreessen Horowitz was ranked as the best VC firm by Investor Rank, and ranked as the most influential investor by CNET in 2011. The firm invests in industries such as gaming, mobile, and e-commerce. Among their portfolio companies are Airbnb, BuzzFeed and Facebook.
Chase Coleman founded Tiger Global Management in 2001 with headquarters in New York City. The firm had made investments in Facebook and Eventbrite.
Vinod Khosla founded Khosla Ventures in 2004 in Menlo Park, California. They are focused on companies in the early stage related to healthcare, biotechnology, cleantech, computing etc. In total, they have had 87 exits including Guardant Health and Okta.
Harrison Metal was founded in 2008 with the purpose of investing in technology-related companies at an early stage. The founder is Michael Dearing and the firm is based in San Francisco, California. The firm has made many notable investments such as Birchbox and Signal Sciences.
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was founded in 1989 by Ann Winblad and John Hummer, a professional basketball player, in San Francisco, California. They made investments in MuleSoft, Adforce and many more.
Madrona Venture Group was founded by Paul Goodrich and Tom Alberg in 1995 with the purpose of investing in companies at their seed, early and late stage. It is based in Seattle. They have invested in Amazon.com but among their notable investments we can also find Redfin and Smartsheet.
In 1995 Jay Hoag and Rick Kimball founded TCV, based in San Francisco, Silicon Valley. They have made investments in internet and software companies such as Airbnb, Facebook, and Spotify, and financial tech companies like Payoneer.
Redpoint Ventures was founded in 1999 in Menlo Park, California. Geoff Yang, Brad Jones, Timothy Haley, John Walecka, Jeff Brody and Tom Dyal founded the firm. Among their investments, you can find Netflix, JustEat, and Answers.com.
General Catalyst was established in 2000. The founders are Bill Fitzgerald, David Fialkow, David Orfao and Joel Cutler. Previously they invested in companies such as Snapchat, Grammarly, KAYAK, Airbnb and Deliveroo.
Foundry Groups was founded in 2006 and is based in Boulder, Colorado. The founders include Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Ryan McIntyre and Seth Levine. The firm focuses on investments in the technology industry. They have invested in companies like Fitbit and Zynga.
John Burke, Jon Callaghan, Phil Black, Toni Schneider, and Tony Conrad founded True Ventures in 2006. The firm is based in Silicon Valley, California. They have invested in Fitbit, Duo Security, Ring and many more.
OrbiMed Advisors is based in New York, and was founded in 1989 with the purpose of investing in companies related to healthcare. They have invested in Alector, Harpoon Therapeutics, Avedro and many more.
This firm was founded by Gilman Louie and Stewart Alsop in 2006 in San Francisco, California. Alsop Louie Partners is most likely to invest in industries such as consumer tech, fintech, and digital media. A few of their investments that are worth mentioning, Twitch and Sapho.