VC Firms & Lawyers

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You will find below a non-exhaustive list of the venture firms and law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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List of venture firms

Sectors are indicated below. Angels and early-stage firms are indicated with a thumbs-up.
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|5am Ventures|

||FIRST INSTITUTIONAL VC ROUND WITH SIGNIFICANT RESERVES FOR FUTURE INVESTMENTS|
|10x Ventures|

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|Early and beyond|
|137 Ventures|

||Later Stage|
|Aberdare Ventures|

|| Less than $1M to $15M|
|Abingworth Management, Inc.|

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| Early and late-stage venture, growth equity and public markets$20-$80M|
|ABS Capital Partners|

|| Late Stage$10 to $50M|
|Accel Partners|

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| Early stage and beyond|
|Accel-KKR LLC|

|| Less than $10M to over $100M|
|Advanced Technology Ventures|

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|Adobe Ventures|

|| Companies that leverage Adobe technologies|
|Alacrity Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|Alafi Capital|

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| Early and mid-stage|
|Allegis Capital|

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|Seed and early stage$3-5 million initial investment|
|Alloy Ventures|

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| Seed and early stage|
|Alta Partners|

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| Early stage and Late stage|
|Altos Ventures|

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|Early StageInitially $1 to $3M and up to $10M|
|Ambex Venture Group|

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| Early Stage|
|Aragon Ventures, Inc|

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| Early Stage|
|ARVentures American River Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|Artiman Ventures|

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| Early Sage to scale up|
|AsiaTech Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|Asset Management Company|

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| Eartly Stage|
|Astellas Venture Capital LLC|

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| Early Stage|
|ATA Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|ATEL Ventures, Inc.|

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| Early Stage|
|Atherton Venture Partners, LLC|

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| Seed Stage|
|Atrium Capital|

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| Seed-stage or raising a first round of institutional financing|
|August Capital|

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|Azure Capital Partners|

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| Early Stage|
|Battery Ventures|

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|All Stagesseed stage: $50K-$1M in initial fundingearly stage: $5M-$15Mgrowth: $20M - $100Mbuyout|
|Bay City Capital|

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| All Stages|
|Bay Partners|

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| All StagesSeed stage: $250K|
|Benhamou Global Ventures|

||Only if headquarters are in Silicon Valley|
|Benchmark|

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| Early Stage|
|Berkeley International Capital Corp.|

||Later Stage$1M-50M|
|Bessemer Venture Partners|

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|All Stages$7500-$66M|
|Blacksmith Capital|

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|Blueprint Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|BlueRun Ventures|

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|Early Stage|
|Blumberg Capital|

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|Early Stage $500k-$3M|
|Brainstorm Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages|
|Burrill & Company|

||Mezzanine Stage$5M-$15M|
|Cambrian Ventures, Inc.|

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| Seed and Early Stage|
|Camp Ventures, LLC|

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|Seed Stage$500k-$1.5M|
|Canaan Partners|

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| Seed and early stage|
|Cardinal Venture Capital|

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| Early Stage|
|Catamount Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|Celerity Partners|

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|Charles River Ventures|

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|Charter Life Sciences|

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|Early Stageinitial $1M-$5M|
|Chess Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|China Vest|

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|Clearstone Venture Partners|

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| Early Stage|
|CMEA Ventures|

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| All Stages|
|Compass Technology Partners|

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| All Stages|
|Crescendo Ventures|

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| All Stages|
|Crosslink Capital|

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| Early Stage and Public Corp.|
|Chevron Technology Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|De Novo Ventures|

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| Early to late stages|
|Delphi Ventures|

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|Early Stage$500k-$12M|
|Diamondhead Ventures|

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|Early Stage$500k-$5M|
|Dominion Ventures|

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| Early Stage$3M-$10M|
|Dragon Venture|

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|Draper Fisher Jurvetson|

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| All stages|
|Draper Richards, LP|

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| Early StageFull Portfolio|
|Duff Ackerman & Goodrich LLC|

|| Mid Stage|
|East Gate Group|

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| Early Stage|
|El Dorado Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|Elevation Partners|

|| Large scale $25M|
|Emergence Capital Partners|

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| Early and growth stages|
|Entrepia Ventures, Inc.|

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| Early to expansion stage|
|Expansion Capital Partners|

|| Growth stageInitial $2M-$7M|
|Explorador Capital|

|| Only for returns in Latin America|
|E.Ventures|

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| Early Stage|
|Felicis Ventures|

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|Seed/early/growth stages$100K-$xM|
|Flywheel Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages$50K-$1M|
|Focus Ventures|

||Expansion stage$3M-$8M|
|Forerunner Ventures|

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|Early stage$250-$500k|
|Formative Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Foundation Capital|

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|Formatives stages$1M-$10M|
|Fox Paine & Company, LLC|

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|Francisco Partners|

|| $50M-$2B|
|Frazier Healthcare Ventures|

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| Seed stage to leverage buyouts|
|FTV Capital|

|| High growth$10M - $75M|
|Fundamental Capital, LLC|

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|Fuse Capital|

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|Gabriel Venture Partners|

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| Early Stage. Disruptive|
|Garage Technology Ventures|

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|Seed and early stages$500k-$3M|
|Garnett & Helfrich Capital|

|| Global growth|
|General Atlantic|

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|Generation Partners|

|| Growth cies through buyout$10M-$40M|
|Genstar Capital, LLC|

|| $50M-$300M|
|Gerken Capital Associates|

|| Private equity, Hedge fund|
|Global Catalyst Partners|

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|Glynn Capital Management|

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|Golden Gate Capital|

|| Private equity|
|GGV Capital|

||Expansion stage$5M-$25M|
|Granite Ventures, LLC|

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|Seed and early stage$500K-$4Mup to $10M|
|Greenspring Associates|

|| Late stage|
|Greylock Partners|

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| Seed $50K-$500K/ Early $1M-$10M/ Growth $x10M|
|Headland Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Hellman & Friedman LLC|

|| Expansion stage|
|Hercules Tech Growth Capital, Inc.|

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| Emerging growth/Expansion stage/Established stage|
|Highland Capital Partners|

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| Early stage|
|H.I.G. Capital|

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|Horizon Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Housatonic Partners|

|| Growing companies|
|Hummer Winblad Venture Partners|

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| Early stage|
|ICCP Venture Partners, Inc.|

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| Early to expansion stages (US & Asia)|
|iD Ventures America|

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| Early stage|
|IDG Ventures USA|

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|Early stage$1M-$5M|
|Incubic Management Llc|

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| Early and later stages|
|Industrial Growth Partners|

|| Expansion stage|
|Industry Ventures|

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| Early stage and venture funds|
|InnoCal Venture Capital|

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|Institutional Venture Partners|

|| Later stage$10M-$100M|
|Integral Capital Partners|

|| Growth and expansion stages|
|Intel Capital|

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| Early stage to global corp|
|International Venture Partners|

||$250k-$2.5M|
|InterWest Partners|

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|Early and development stages$10M-$15M|
|JAFCO Ventures|

|| Leading stage|
|Kaiser Pernamente Ventures|

|| $10M-$100M|
|Kennet|

||Growth stage$10M-$100M|
|Kenson Ventures, LLC|

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| Early to late stages$500K-$3M|
|Khosla Ventures|

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| Seed and early to later stages|
|Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers|

|| Venture and growth|
|KLM Capital Group|

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| Early stage|
|KT Venture Group|

|| Help finding fundings|
|KTB Ventures|

|| To the global stageSpecialized Korea, China, US|
|Labrador Ventures|

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|Seed stage $1M-$2MFollow on $5M-$6M|
|Lake Street Capital, LLC|

|| Late stage, secondary directs$1M-$50M|
|Latteral Venture Partners|

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| Early stage $50K-$10MFollow on $10M-$20M|
|Lauder Partners, LLC|

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|Leapfrog Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages$1M-$3M|
|Learn Capital|

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|Levensohn Venture Partners|

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|Seed to expansion stages|
|Lighthouse Capital Partners|

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| Early to growth stages|
|Lightspeed Venture Partners|

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|Manitou Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages|
|Matrix Partners|

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| Early stage (occasionally seed and later)$2M-$10M|
|Mateva Capital, LLC|

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|Mayfield Fund|

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| Early stage|
|McKenna Management Llc|

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| Early stage|
|MedVenture Associates|

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|Menlo Ventures|

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|Seed stage under $250K / Growth stage$5M-$20M / Late stage $30M-|
|Meritech Capital Partners|

|| Late stage|
|Mohr Davidow Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages|
|Montreux Equity Partners|

|| Growth and advancing stages$10M-$20M|
|Morgenthaler|

||Later stage$5M-$15M|
|MPM Capital|

|| Early-stage human proof-of-concept|
|Najdorf|

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| Early stage|
|Needham Capital Partners|

|| Growth Stageinitial investment $2M-$10M|
|NeoCarta Ventures, Inc.|

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| Early to expansion stages|
|Nexit Ventures|

|| Exit stage|
|Norwest Venture Partners|

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| Early to late stages|
|Noventi|

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|Early stage|
|Novus Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Nth Power|

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|Oak Investment Partners|

|| Multi stages at inflection points|
|ONSET Ventures LLC|

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| All Stages|
|Opportunity Capital Partners||||
|Osprey Ventures LP|

|| Expansion stage|
|Outlook Ventures|

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|Early stage $1M-$3M / growth stage $3M-$4M / follow-on rounds $3M-$10M|
|Pacifica Fund|

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|Early stage$1M-$5M|
|PacRim Venture Partners|

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| Early stage|
|Palo Alto Partner Ventures|

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|Palomar Ventures|

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|Early stage$2M-$5M|
|Partech International|

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|Seed and early stages, venture funds$250K-$10M|
|Parthenon Capital Partners|

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|Paul Capital Partners|

|| Secondary venture capital|
|Peninsula Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Pinnacle Ventures|

|| Mid to late stages|
|Pitango Venture Capital|

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| Early, expansion and late stages|
|Pond Venture Partners|

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| Early stage|
|Presidio Venture|

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| Early stage|
|Propel Partners|

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|Prospect Venture Partners|

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|All stages1st round $500k-$10M / $10M-$20M|
|Red Rock Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages|
|Redpoint Ventures|

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| Seed stage -$1M / Early stage $1M_$10M / growth stage $10sM|
|Redwood Venture Partners|

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| Early stage|
|Relay Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Rembrandt Venture Partners|

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| Early stage|
|Rocket Ventures|

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|Rosewood Capital|

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|Rustic Canyon Partners|

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| Early stage$100K-$10M|
|RWI Ventures Inc|

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|Saints Capital|

||Secondary investments$5M-$15M growth equity or existing investors$30M-$200M portfolio transactions|
|SAP Ventures|

||Expansion stage$5M-$20M initial investment|
|Salix Ventures|

|| No new investment|
|Sanderling Ventures, Ltd.|

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| Early stage|
|SV LifeScience Ventures|

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|All stages|
|SBV Venture Partners|

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| All stages|
|Scale Venture Partners|

||$5M-$25M average $12M|
|Shelby Venture Partners|

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| All stages|
|Sequoia Capital|

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| Early and growth stages|
|Sevin Rosen Funds|

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| All stages|
|Shasta Ventures|

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|A and B rounds|
|Shoreline Venture Management|

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|Seed stage and A round
$250k-$1M initial investment
$2M-$4M total|
|Siemens Venture Capital, Inc.|

||2M-5M euros emerging startups
10M-30M euros growth for small to medium-sized companies|
|Sierra Ventures|

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|All stages|
|Sigma Partners|

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| Early stage|
|Skyblaze Ventures|

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| Early stage|
|Skyline Ventures|

||$10M-$15M first investment
$15M-$35M total|
|Sofinnova Ventures|

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|Seed stage $100K-$1M
$3-5M initial $5M-15M commitment
$15M-$30M total|
|Split Rock Partners|

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| All stages|
|Startup Capital Ventures|

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|Early stage
$250K-$1M|
|Storm Ventures|

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|$100K-$3M|
|Summit Partners|

|| All stages
$5M-$500M|
|Sutter Hill Ventures|

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| Early stage to high growth|
|SV Life Sciences|

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|Swander Pace Capital|

|| Sales, profit growth|
|Sycamore Ventures|

||Late stage
$5M at least|
|TA Associates|

|| Profitable growth companies
$50M-$500 M in equity|
|Tallwood Venture Capital|

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| Early and later stages
$50K,more often $4M-$6M initial
$15M total|
|Taraval Associates, LLC|

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| Very early stage|
|Technology Crossover Ventures|

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|Technology Investments|

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|Seed stage
$50K-$250K|
|Technology Partners|

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|All stages
$1M-15M initial
$30M total|
|Telesoft Partners|

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|All stages
$1M-$15M total|
|The Westly Group|

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|All stages|
|Thomas, McNerney & Partners|

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|All stages
$1M-$50M|
|Three Arch Partners|

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| Seed, early and development stages
$100K-$15M|
|TI Venture|

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|Trinity Ventures|

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| Seed and early stages|
|TriplePoint Capital|

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| Seed and early stages
$25K-$5M|
|True Ventures|

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|Early stage
$1K-$2M|
|US Venture Partners|

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| Early stage|
|Vanguard Ventures|

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|Seed and Early stages
$10M-$12M total|
|VantagePoint Capital Partners|

|| Startup to scale up|
|Vector Capital|

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|Venrock Associates|

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| Early stage|
|Versant Ventures|

||$250K-$30M|
|Vertex Venture Holdings Llc|

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| All stages
$1M-$20M|
|Vertical Group|

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|All stages
$250K-$5M|
|Vision Capital|

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|Vivo Capital|

|| Later stage : Development and commercial stages|
|Voyager Capital|

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| Early and growth stages|
|Walden International|

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| Early and expansion stages|
|Walden Venture Capital|

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| Sprout stage (post-seed)|
|Warburg Pincus|

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| All stages|
|Weber Capital Management, LLC|

||Microcap public companies and mid to late stages
$1M-$3M|
|Western Technology Investment|

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|Early stage to publicly-traded companies
$250K-$30M|
|Weston Presidio|

|| $10M-$50M and much larger|
|WI Harper Group|

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|Early and expansion stages
$5M-$15M|
|Woodside Fund|

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|Mainly early stage. Also Seed and later stages $2M-$5M initial
$5M-$10M total|
|Worldview Technology Partners|

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