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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.

List of venture firms

Sectors are indicated below. Angels and early-stage firms are indicated with a thumbs-up.

Life Sciences & Healthcare Technology, Software & IT Internet, Games & Digital Media Clean Technologies Education, Financial Services
FIRM NAMEINDUSTRIES EARLY STAGE?FIRST STAGE/INVESTMENT RANGE
5am Ventures FIRST INSTITUTIONAL VC ROUND WITH SIGNIFICANT RESERVES FOR FUTURE INVESTMENTS
10x Ventures Early and beyond
137 Ventures Later Stage
Aberdare Ventures Less than $1M to $15M
Abingworth Management, Inc. Early and late-stage venture, growth equity and public markets$20-$80M
ABS Capital Partners Late Stage$10 to $50M
Accel Partners Early stage and beyond
Accel-KKR LLC Less than $10M to over $100M
Advanced Technology Ventures
Adobe Ventures Companies that leverage Adobe technologies
Alacrity Ventures Early Stage
Alafi Capital Early and mid-stage
Allegis Capital Seed and early stage$3-5 million initial investment
Alloy Ventures Seed and early stage
Alta Partners Early stage and Late stage
Altos Ventures Early StageInitially $1 to $3M and up to $10M
Ambex Venture Group Early Stage
Aragon Ventures, Inc Early Stage
ARVentures American River Ventures Early Stage
Artiman Ventures Early Sage to scale up
AsiaTech Ventures Early Stage
Asset Management Company Eartly Stage
Astellas Venture Capital LLC Early Stage
ATA Ventures Early Stage
ATEL Ventures, Inc. Early Stage
Atherton Venture Partners, LLC Seed Stage
Atrium Capital Seed-stage or raising a first round of institutional financing
August Capital
Azure Capital Partners Early Stage
Battery Ventures All Stagesseed stage: $50K-$1M in initial fundingearly stage: $5M-$15Mgrowth: $20M - $100Mbuyout
Bay City Capital All Stages
Bay Partners All StagesSeed stage: $250K
Benhamou Global Ventures Only if headquarters are in Silicon Valley
Benchmark Early Stage
Berkeley International Capital Corp. Later Stage$1M-50M
Bessemer Venture Partners All Stages$7500-$66M
Blacksmith Capital
Blueprint Ventures Early Stage
BlueRun Ventures Early Stage
Blumberg Capital Early Stage $500k-$3M
Brainstorm Ventures Seed and early stages
Burrill & Company Mezzanine Stage$5M-$15M
Cambrian Ventures, Inc. Seed and Early Stage
Camp Ventures, LLC Seed Stage$500k-$1.5M
Canaan Partners Seed and early stage
Cardinal Venture Capital Early Stage
Catamount Ventures Early Stage
Celerity Partners
Charles River Ventures
Charter Life Sciences Early Stageinitial $1M-$5M
Chess Ventures Early Stage
China Vest
Clearstone Venture Partners Early Stage
CMEA Ventures All Stages
Compass Technology Partners All Stages
Crescendo Ventures All Stages
Crosslink Capital Early Stage and Public Corp.
Chevron Technology Ventures Early Stage
De Novo Ventures Early to late stages
Delphi Ventures Early Stage$500k-$12M
Diamondhead Ventures Early Stage$500k-$5M
Dominion Ventures Early Stage$3M-$10M
Dragon Venture
Draper Fisher Jurvetson All stages
Draper Richards, LP Early StageFull Portfolio
Duff Ackerman & Goodrich LLC Mid Stage
East Gate Group Early Stage
El Dorado Ventures Early Stage
Elevation Partners Large scale $25M
Emergence Capital Partners Early and growth stages
Entrepia Ventures, Inc. Early to expansion stage
Expansion Capital Partners Growth stageInitial $2M-$7M
Explorador Capital Only for returns in Latin America
E.Ventures Early Stage
Felicis Ventures Seed/early/growth stages$100K-$xM
Flywheel Ventures Seed and early stages$50K-$1M
Focus Ventures Expansion stage$3M-$8M
Forerunner Ventures Early stage$250-$500k
Formative Ventures Early stage
Foundation Capital Formatives stages$1M-$10M
Fox Paine & Company, LLC
Francisco Partners $50M-$2B
Frazier Healthcare Ventures Seed stage to leverage buyouts
FTV Capital High growth$10M - $75M
Fundamental Capital, LLC
Fuse Capital
Gabriel Venture Partners Early Stage. Disruptive
Garage Technology Ventures Seed and early stages$500k-$3M
Garnett & Helfrich Capital Global growth
General Atlantic
Generation Partners Growth cies through buyout$10M-$40M
Genstar Capital, LLC $50M-$300M
Gerken Capital Associates Private equity, Hedge fund
Global Catalyst Partners
Glynn Capital Management
Golden Gate Capital Private equity
GGV Capital Expansion stage$5M-$25M
Granite Ventures, LLC Seed and early stage$500K-$4Mup to $10M
Greenspring Associates Late stage
Greylock Partners Seed $50K-$500K/ Early $1M-$10M/ Growth $x10M
Headland Ventures Early stage
Hellman & Friedman LLC Expansion stage
Hercules Tech Growth Capital, Inc. Emerging growth/Expansion stage/Established stage
Highland Capital Partners Early stage
H.I.G. Capital
Horizon Ventures Early stage
Housatonic Partners Growing companies
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Early stage
ICCP Venture Partners, Inc. Early to expansion stages (US & Asia)
iD Ventures America Early stage
IDG Ventures USA Early stage$1M-$5M
Incubic Management Llc Early and later stages
Industrial Growth Partners Expansion stage
Industry Ventures Early stage and venture funds
InnoCal Venture Capital
Institutional Venture Partners Later stage$10M-$100M
Integral Capital Partners Growth and expansion stages
Intel Capital Early stage to global corp
International Venture Partners $250k-$2.5M
InterWest Partners Early and development stages$10M-$15M
JAFCO Ventures Leading stage
Kaiser Pernamente Ventures $10M-$100M
Kennet Growth stage$10M-$100M
Kenson Ventures, LLC Early to late stages$500K-$3M
Khosla Ventures Seed and early to later stages
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Venture and growth
KLM Capital Group Early stage
KT Venture Group Help finding fundings
KTB Ventures To the global stageSpecialized Korea, China, US
Labrador Ventures Seed stage $1M-$2MFollow on $5M-$6M
Lake Street Capital, LLC Late stage, secondary directs$1M-$50M
Latteral Venture Partners Early stage $50K-$10MFollow on $10M-$20M
Lauder Partners, LLC
Leapfrog Ventures Seed and early stages$1M-$3M
Learn Capital
Levensohn Venture Partners Seed to expansion stages
Lighthouse Capital Partners Early to growth stages
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Manitou Ventures Seed and early stages
Matrix Partners Early stage (occasionally seed and later)$2M-$10M
Mateva Capital, LLC
Mayfield Fund Early stage
McKenna Management Llc Early stage
MedVenture Associates
Menlo Ventures Seed stage under $250K / Growth stage$5M-$20M / Late stage $30M-
Meritech Capital Partners Late stage
Mohr Davidow Ventures 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 Early stage
Needham Capital Partners Growth Stageinitial investment $2M-$10M
NeoCarta Ventures, Inc. Early to expansion stages
Nexit Ventures Exit stage
Norwest Venture Partners Early to late stages
Noventi Early stage
Novus Ventures Early stage
Nth Power
Oak Investment Partners Multi stages at inflection points
ONSET Ventures LLC All Stages
Opportunity Capital Partners
Osprey Ventures LP Expansion stage
Outlook Ventures Early stage $1M-$3M / growth stage $3M-$4M / follow-on rounds $3M-$10M
Pacifica Fund Early stage$1M-$5M
PacRim Venture Partners Early stage
Palo Alto Partner Ventures
Palomar Ventures Early stage$2M-$5M
Partech International Seed and early stages, venture funds$250K-$10M
Parthenon Capital Partners
Paul Capital Partners Secondary venture capital
Peninsula Ventures Early stage
Pinnacle Ventures Mid to late stages
Pitango Venture Capital Early, expansion and late stages
Pond Venture Partners Early stage
Presidio Venture Early stage
Propel Partners
Prospect Venture Partners All stages1st round $500k-$10M / $10M-$20M
Red Rock Ventures Seed and early stages
Redpoint Ventures Seed stage -$1M / Early stage $1M_$10M / growth stage $10sM
Redwood Venture Partners Early stage
Relay Ventures Early stage
Rembrandt Venture Partners Early stage
Rocket Ventures
Rosewood Capital
Rustic Canyon Partners Early stage$100K-$10M
RWI Ventures Inc
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. Early stage
SV LifeScience Ventures All stages
SBV Venture Partners All stages
Scale Venture Partners $5M-$25M average $12M
Shelby Venture Partners All stages
Sequoia Capital Early and growth stages
Sevin Rosen Funds All stages
Shasta Ventures A and B rounds
Shoreline Venture Management 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 All stages
Sigma Partners Early stage
Skyblaze Ventures Early stage
Skyline Ventures $10M-$15M first investment
$15M-$35M total
Sofinnova Ventures Seed stage $100K-$1M
$3-5M initial $5M-15M commitment
$15M-$30M total
Split Rock Partners All stages
Startup Capital Ventures Early stage
$250K-$1M
Storm Ventures $100K-$3M
Summit Partners All stages
$5M-$500M
Sutter Hill Ventures Early stage to high growth
SV Life Sciences
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 Early and later stages
$50K,more often $4M-$6M initial
$15M total
Taraval Associates, LLC Very early stage
Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Investments Seed stage
$50K-$250K
Technology Partners All stages
$1M-15M initial
$30M total
Telesoft Partners All stages
$1M-$15M total
The Westly Group All stages
Thomas, McNerney & Partners All stages
$1M-$50M
Three Arch Partners Seed, early and development stages
$100K-$15M
TI Venture
Trinity Ventures Seed and early stages
TriplePoint Capital Seed and early stages
$25K-$5M
True Ventures Early stage
$1K-$2M
US Venture Partners Early stage
Vanguard Ventures Seed and Early stages
$10M-$12M total
VantagePoint Capital Partners Startup to scale up
Vector Capital
Venrock Associates Early stage
Versant Ventures $250K-$30M
Vertex Venture Holdings Llc All stages
$1M-$20M
Vertical Group All stages
$250K-$5M
Vision Capital
Vivo Capital Later stage : Development and commercial stages
Voyager Capital Early and growth stages
Walden International Early and expansion stages
Walden Venture Capital Sprout stage (post-seed)
Warburg Pincus All stages
Weber Capital Management, LLC Microcap public companies and mid to late stages
$1M-$3M
Western Technology Investment Early stage to publicly-traded companies
$250K-$30M
Weston Presidio $10M-$50M and much larger
WI Harper Group Early and expansion stages
$5M-$15M
Woodside Fund Mainly early stage. Also Seed and later stages $2M-$5M initial
$5M-$10M total
Worldview Technology Partners

List of law firms

Bertoni Law, Immigration law, with a focus on employment-based cases
FOLEY & LARDNER
GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
GUNDERSON DETTMER STOUGH VILLENEUVE
FRANKLIN & HACHIGIAN, LLP
HANSON BRIDGETT LLP
HELLER EHRMAN LLP
HOWARD RICE NEMEROVSKI CANADY FALK &
RABKIN, PC
HOWREY LLP
JONES DAY
KEKER & VAN NEST LLP
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
LITTLER MENDELSON
McDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP
MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
O’MELVENY & MYERS LLP
ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
PERKINS COIE LLP (Menlo Park Office)
PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP
REED SMITH LLP
SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD LLP
SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL LLP
SQUIRE SANDERS & DEMPSEY
THELEN REID BROWN RAYSMAN & STEINER
TOWNSEND and TOWNSEND and CREW LLP
WEIL GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
WHITE & CASE LLP
WILMERHALE LLP
WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI
WINSTON & STRAWN LLP