Over the last years I have helped hundreds of founders raise money for their startup. And one of the questions that comes up the most is.
Where do I find potential VC or angel investors for my startup?
I get it. Most founders who are getting started in the industry don’t have a strong network. But I got you covered. There are tons of ways out there to find the right investor for your business.
But always be aware that it is more about the right approach than finding them in the first place. Your best chance is to get a foot in the door by warm intros. Of course cold emails can also work but the chances are way lower. If you want to go that route nevertheless make sure to check out our investor email templates.
But enough said. Let’s jump into our different lists of investors.
Jump right to the lists you need:
- Worldwide Venture Capital Lists
- Venture Capital Lists US
- Europen VCs Lists
- VC Lists for Asia & Oceania
- VC Lists for Africa
- VC Lists with special focus
- Paid VC Lists
- Investor Review Platforms
Worldwide Venture Capital Lists
1 - OpenVC - 4k+ VC investors with thesis & check-size
OpenVC is the best website to find the right VC investor for your startup. It’s totally free and there are over 4000 VCs in the database. You can simply type in the type of startup you are creating (e.G. SaaS), select a geography and check size and all the right investors are shown.
The best thing about OpenVC is that you can read more about the fund’s investment thesis and send your deck through the platform right away.
2 - Gritt - Angel Investor Database
Grit is an amazing website to search for angel investors. You can easily filter them by region, number of investments and area of interest. And the best part is that there is also a fundraising CRM integrated.
3 - Visible - 14,000+ VC firms
Visible is most know for their Fundraising CRM & Investor Update tool. But they also have a large database of over 14k+ investor. You can simply filter them by stage, focus, geography and check size.
If you are using Visible as a CRM you can also easily add them to your pipeline.
Venture Capital Lists for the US
4 - DocSend - 365 active VC firms in the US
DocSend is one of the tools that is most used during fundraising. You can send your deck using a private link that lets you track every investor interaction. Some time ago they released this list of 365 VC investors in the US with additional information like check-size and stage.
5 - Fundz - Venture Capital Firm List
Very basic and not much options to filter but also worth a look is this list of venture capital firms from Fundz. The firms are categorized by area.
6 - Mercury - 250+ active investors in the US
Mercury is the startup bank in the US. No wonder that they also have an investor database for their community. They are curating a list of the best and most active seed and pre-seed investors and you can filter them by industry, type, check-size and location. Although the total number is quite small I really like the usability as you have a ton of details for every single investor.
7 - First Round - US Angel Directory
This is another business angel directory of over hundreds of angels. After your signup you can easily filter by all the fields you would expect - like categorie, check size and stage. What I specifically like about the First Round directory are the profiles for every individual.
8 - Trace Cohen - 398 active investors in the US
The active angel investor Trace Cohen created this list of almost 400 active angel investors in the US. It’s a simple spreadsheet you can access and clone for yourself. Infos you will find are the LinkedIN profiles, typical check-sizes and focus areas of the investors.
9 - NYC Founder Guide - 98 VCs and angels in NYC
If you are a startup that is raising money in New York this is your list. Nice overview of the most important angels and VCs in the city that you can filter by stage, check-size and sector.
10 - 83 VC firms in NYC
This is another list of Early Stage VCs in New York. There are infos about stage, focus-area, what currently excites them and contact infos.
11 - Signals by NfX - Find VC intros in your network
If you have been searching for investors before you have most likely seen the Signal portal. It’s a database of thousands of investors categorized by stage and focus area. The amazing thing about Signal is that the information about every single investor is very detailed and you can even see the last investments they did.
VC Lists for Europe
12 - EuroVC - 810+ European VC Firms
This list of European VCs is curated by Stefano Bernadi and always very up to date. New funds are added after the publicly announce their first close and you can get additional information like fund size, areas of interest and closing date.
13 - Find My VC - 300+ French VCs
Find My VC helps you find the right VC firm for you in France. Just put in some information in the platform and you will get a selection of 6 firms out of over 300 in total.
14 - Ultimate VC List - All French VCs in one place
This is another list with focus on French VCs. After your signup you can see all information.
15 - First Round Coach - 95 investors in the Czech Republic
First Round Coach created this list of active VC investors in the Czech Republic.
16 - 107+ VC firms that invest in the Baltics
If you are looking to raise money in the Baltics check out this list that curated over 100 investors in that area. You can easily see in which stage and area they are investing in.
17 - Mountside - 50+ VC firms with fresh capital and UK focus
Mountside Ventures helps startups raise money for their startup. They created this list of mostly UK based VCs.
18 - Mountside - 120+ angel networks with a UK focus
Besides their list of VCs they also created a directory of angel networks or syndicates you can talk to.
19 - NLfunding - A simple list of 80 Dutch VC firms
Next up on our list is NLFunding. On this side you see a simple overview of 80 Dutch VCs categorized by stage. Simple but effective.
VC Lists for Asia & Oceania
20 - Map of the Money - 76 VCs in Singapore
This is a graphic overview of all the VCs that are investing in Singapore sorted by check size. You can use it as a way to create you VC long list if you are raising money in Singapore.
21 - Airtree - 168+ Australian VC firms
This is a simple Airtable list of most VCs that are investing in Australia. You can filter them by Stage, Focus, Type, Fund Size and also their headquarters.
22 - Airtree - 180+ angels and syndicates that invest in Australia
Same logic as the VC list for Australia but now with individual angels. This list also gives you their contact information.
VC Lists in Africa
23 - Briter Bridges - 150 VC firms that invest in Africa
Not a list in the closest of senses but a map of the African Startup Ecosystem. You can see all the logos of the VCs that are investing out of Africa or in Africa.
VC lists with specific focus
24 - Ventroduce - A downloadable list of 86 SaaS investors
Ventroduce is the place to go for everything related to SaaS businesses. They connect investors with founders and created this amazing database of investors that are specifically investing into software companies. Like most other list you can also filter the VCs by check-size, stage or headquarters.
25 - Marketplace Academy - Specialized Marketplace Investors
This is a simple list of the best marketplace investors.
26 - HelloTomorrow - 1,653 VC firms that invest in deeptech
This is a list of international deep tech investors. The file is divided into multiple investment categories, in which you can find the VCs that are currently active and you can also see more information about the geographies they invest in and how many deals the were doing.
27 - Esports VCs
This is a list of 40+ venture capital funds that invest into Esports curated by Manny Anekal.
28 - DreamIT Ventures - 200+ Healthtech VC Investors
This is a simple overview of 200+ investors that are focused on healthtech startups.
29 - Vestbee - 100+ VC funds from Central Eastern Europe
This list is an overview of 100 most active VC funds from Central & Eastern Europe that are investing in regional startups. Make sure to check it out if you are based there.
30 - Climatescape - 320 climate funds
This is a overview of funds that are investing into environmental and climate startups. You can easily filter all funds by focus, check-size but also if they are strategic or not.
31 - Anna Phan - 134 investors & accelerators supporting underrepresented founders
This Airtable list is a overview of investors and funds that are specifically investing in underrepresented founders. So if you as being underrepresented make sure to check out the list.
As with most other list you can also easily filter this one.
32 - Christoph Janz - A Twitter list of 1200+ woman VC’s
Christoph Janz is most known for being a partner at VC fund Point Nine but maybe we should change that as he created this amazing list of female VCs on twitter.
It’s not easy to filter but you can follow the individual investors and find their funds through their bio.
33 - Sifted - 190+ female angel investors
Sifted released this list of female angel investors. The focus of the list is on Europe and you only get very basic information like the name of the angel, the country and some background information on the focus.
It might be a good start for your research.
Paid VC lists
34 - Funden - 30k funds and some more fundraising tools
Funden is a well known fundraising service provider. But they also have a bunch of tools that you can use. One of them is their database of over 30k+ investors. Each investor profile has validated email, social media profiles, industries invested in, investment thesis, and more.
The price for the Funden platform starts at $49 per month.
35 - Unicorn Nest - 42k investor database
Unicorn Nest ist a fundraising platform, that you can use to track your investor interactions. They also have a huge database of investors you can access.
The pricing starts at $20 per month.
36 - AngelMatch - 90k business angel investors
Angel Match frees you from the time-consuming, grueling process of searching for investors by matching you with over 90,000+ angels and venture capitalists in one place.
Pricing starts at $49 per month.
37 - FounderSuite - Fundraising CRM + 200k investor contacts
With Foundersuite you can search their proprietary database of 21,000 VC funds and 100,000 angels, family offices, fund-of-funds, PE firms and more.
Pricing starts at $40 per month.
38 - Crunchbase - Investor + Funding Database
Crunchbase is one of the leading data providers in the venture world. You can find almost all information you need about every company and investor on the planet.
All in all there are over 220k+ investors on the platform.
The pricing for crunchbase starts at $29 per month.
39 - DealLite - UK VC investors
Deallite is a UK focused data platform that let’s you easily research companies and investors.
Pricing starts at $50 per month.
40 - AcheumVC - 200+ VC firms in Brazil
This is a list of VC investors in Brazil. You have all the data you need from stage, contact data, sector preferences and more.
The price for the list is around $40 one-time fee.
41 - VenturesList - 560 VC firms
This investor list is a part of a bigger package of resources related to fundraising. It is designed for early-stage founders and startups who want to raise funds. You will find the library useful for setting up funding strategies, understanding venture capital bubbles, and accessing all the essential tools. The focus of the investor list is on APAC & Mena.
The price starts at $29 one time.
Investor Review Platforms
42 - Landscape - Review Platform for European VCs
Our friends over at Landscape are creating an amazing product for early-stage founders. They let you share your investor experiences and help future founders in their fundraising journey. Obviously you can also take a look of the reviews other founders have left.
Landscape is mainly focused on EU based funds.
43 - VC Guide - Glassdoor for US VCs
Same concept but more US focused. VC Guide is a platform for anonymous investor reviews. All review submissions are thoroughly vetted to ensure integrity and quality.
44 - Boundwell - Find the right VC by reputation
Boundwell is a list of over 34k+ VC funds that are reviewed and rated by verified, independent founders.
45 - The Funded - The first VC rating platform
Back in the days The Funded was the first platform to offer reviews for VC investors. Over the time there have been over 30k+ reviews and you can still access them. But the platform is now dead for new reviews.
I hope you liked this list of venture capital firms. And if you are reaching out to them don't forget to use a proper investor crm.