Posted on
September 30, 2022

Top 10 Enterprise VC Investors

Maximilian Fleitmann
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With all the attention given to consumer startups and consumer-focused consumer technology these days, it’s easy to forget that there’s a strong trend (with a good deal of funding) in enterprise. We have created a list of the top 10 Enterprise Venture Capital Investors.

NameHQSectorStageTicket SizeFund Size
BenchmarkCalifornia, United StatesFinancial Services, Software, Internet, CannabisSeed, Series A, Series B, Growth$5M - $25M$2B
Union Square VenturesNew York, United StatesAgnostic, Software, Internet, Financial Services, Media and Entertainment, Advertising, Marketplaces, ImpactSeed, Series A, Series B, Growth - $2.5B
Felicis VenturesCalifornia, United StatesAI, Financial Services, Fintech, Health Care, IoT, Logistics, Mobile, Robotics, Underrepresented, ConsumerSeed, Series A, Series B, Growth$4M - $15M$2.1B
Thrive CapitalNew York, United StatesFinancial Services, Software, E-Commerce, Internet, FintechSeries A, Series B - $7.3B
Founders FundCalifornia, United StatesMedia and Entertainment, Biotechnology, Internet, Energy, AI, SaaS, Food and BeverageSeed, Series A, Series B, Growth$500K - $150M$13.1B
Emergence CapitalCalifornia, United StatesEnterprise-$4M - $20M$35M
AccelCalifornia, United StatesFinancial Services, Agnostic, Internet, SaaS, Gaming, FintechPre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Growth$1M - $75M$18.3B
Redpoint VenturesCalifornia, United StatesAnalytics, Applications, Developer Tools, SaaS, Software, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Real Estate, Fintech, Mobile, Media and Entertainment, Privacy and Security, Financial ServicesPre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Growth$4M - $15M$5.1B
Sequoia CapitalCalifornia, United StatesAgnostic, Software, Mobile, Internet, IT, SaaS, web3Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth$1M - $100M$22B
Spark CapitalMassachusetts, United StatesConsumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Hardware, MarketplacesSeed, Series A, Series B - $3.8B

Top 10 Enterprise Venture Capital Firms

1. Benchmark

Benchmark-VC-Enterprise

Benchmark invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs building startups into transformational companies. They focus on early-stage venture investing in mobile, marketplaces, social, and infrastructure and enterprise software. Founded in 1995, the firm has offices in Woodside and San Francisco, California.

The firm has been recognized for its commitment to open source and is noted for creating the first equal ownership and compensation structure for its partners. The six equal general partners who take board seats and a hands-on approach to every entrepreneur and company they back, with no junior investment staff. Current general partners are Matt Cohler, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, Mitch Lasky, Eric Vishria, and Scott Belsky. Benchmark has had 37 exits since beginning of 2011; 14 IPOs and 23 M&As representing a total market value of more than $60 billion.

Benchmark’s current portfolio of early-stage venture investments includes private market leaders such as Uber, Snapchat, Tinder, Stitch Fix, Elastic and Cyanogen; recent IPOs and acquisitions such as Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, League of Legends, Jasper, OpenTable, New Relic, Hortonworks, GrubHub, Zendesk and Zillow; and franchise companies from Juniper to eBay to Red Hat.

Website: www.benchmark.com

Founded: 1995

Total fund size: $2B

Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth

Sector: Financial Services, Software, Internet, Cannabis

Ticket Size: $ 5M - $ 25M

Investment Geography: United States, Bay Area (US)

Benchmark's most notable exits include One Medical, Riot Games, and Twitter.

2. Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures-VC-Enterprise

Union Square Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm focused on early-stage, growth capital, late-stage, and startup financing. The USV portfolio companies create services that have the potential to fundamentally transform important markets.

It exclusively invests in the internet world, focusing on the applications layer of the web, internet services, and web services that create large networks as well as the mobile sector. Most of its invested companies are based in New York, San Francisco, London, or Berlin, and most places in between. It typically makes a starting investment in portfolio companies of $1 million. In certain Series Around cases, the firm may make a starting investment between $2.5 million to $3 million. It typically invests up to $20 million in any single company.

Union Square Ventures was founded in 2003 and is based in New York, United States.

Website: www.usv.com

Founded: 2003

Total fund size: $2.5B

Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth

Sector: Agnostic, Software, Internet, Financial Services, Media and Entertainment, Advertising, Marketplaces, Impact

Investment Geography:  United States

Union Square Ventures's most notable exits include Coinbase, Cloudflare, and Twitter.

3. Felicis Ventures

Felicis Ventures-VC-Enterprise

Felicis Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm invests in seed through Series C stage companies across multiple sectors and industries reinventing core markets, as well as those creating frontier technologies. Felicis currently manages over $2B in capital across 8 funds. The firm is an early backer of more than40 companies valued at $1B+. More than 90 of its portfolio companies have been acquired or gone public since the firm was founded by Aydin Senkut in 2006.

Website: www.felicis.com

Founded: 2006

Total fund size: $2.1B

Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth

Sector: AI, Financial Services, Fintech, Health Care, IoT, Logistics, Mobile, Robotics, Underrepresented, Consumer

Ticket Size: $ 4M - $ 15M

Investment Geography: Agnostic (Global)

Felicis Ventures's most notable exits include Ring, Shopify, and Adyen.

4. Thrive Capital

Thrive Capital-VC-Enterprise

Thrive Capital is a venture capital investment firm that focuses on building and investing in the internet, software, and technology-enabled companies.

Since its founding, Thrive has raised from institutional investors, including Princeton University, Wellcome Trust, and Hall Capital. According to a profile in Forbes, Thrive was one of three firms(joining Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners) to invest in Instagram's $50 million Series B round at a valuation of $500 million.

Josh Kushner co-founded the firm with Mario Schlosser in New York, New York in 2012.

Website: www.thrivecap.com

Founded: 2009

Total fund size: $7.3B

Stage: Series A, Series B

Sector: Financial Services, Software, E-Commerce, Internet, Fintech

Thrive Capital's most notable exits include Unity, Twitch, and GitHub.

5. Founders Fund

Founders Fund-VC-Enterprise

Founders Fund is a venture capital firm that invests at every stage in companies building revolutionary technologies. It has been investors, founders, and early employees of prominent technology companies. It has historically invested in a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, artificial intelligence, advanced computing, energy, health, and consumer Internet.

Website: www.foundersfund.com

Founded: 2005

Total fund size: $13.1B

Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B

Sector: Media and Entertainment, Biotechnology, Internet, Energy, AI, SaaS, Food and Beverage

Ticket Size:  $ 500K - $ 150M

Investment Geography: Agnostic (Global)

Founders Fund's most notable exits include Meta, Lyft, and Twilio.

6. Emergence Capital

Emergence Capital-VC-Enterprise

Emergence Capital is a full-fledged financial services company focused on fixed income brokerage and business & financial advisory services.

Website: www.emergencecapitalpartnersltd.com

Total fund size: $35M

Sector: Enterprise

Ticket Size: $ 4M - $ 20M

7. Accel

Accel-VC-Enterprise

Accel is an early and growth-stage venture capital firm that powers a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business.

The company brings more than three decades of experience in building and supporting companies. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship andbusiness enables it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries. Accel-backed companies include Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Lookout Security, MoPub, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Vox Media, and others.

Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz founded it in Palo Alto, California in 1983.

Website: www.accel.com

Founded: 1983

Total fund size: $18.3B

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Growth

Sector: Financial Services, Agnostic, Internet, SaaS, Gaming, Fintech

Ticket Size: $ 1M - $ 75M

Investment Geography: United States, Europe, Israel

Accel's most notable exits include Meta, Razer, and Animoca Brands.

8. Redpoint Ventures

Redpoint Ventures-VC-Enterprise

Redpoint has partnered with visionary founders to create new markets and redefine existing ones since 1999. The firm invests in startups across seed, early, and growth phases. In total, Redpoint manages $4 billion across multiple funds. Redpoint Ventures was founded in 1999 and is based in Menlo Park, California, United States.

Website: www.redpoint.com

Founded: 1999

Total fund size: $5.1B

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Growth

Sector: Analytics, Applications, Developer Tools, SaaS, Software, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Real Estate, Fintech, Mobile, Media and Entertainment, Privacy and Security, Financial Services

Ticket Size: $ 4M - $ 15M

Investment Geography: Agnostic (Global)

Redpoint's most notable exits include Zuora, Twilio, and DraftKings.

9. Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital-VC-Enterprise

Sequoia is a venture capital focused on energy, financial, enterprise, healthcare, internet, and mobile startups. The firm helps a small number of daring founders build legendary companies. Its spurs them to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

The firm seeks to invest in all sectors with a focus on energy, financials and financial services,healthcare and healthcare services, Internet, mobile, outsourcing, and technology.

The company was founded by Don Valentine in November 1972 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Website: www.sequoiacap.com

Founded: 1972

Total fund size: $22B

Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth

Sector: Agnostic, Software, Mobile, Internet, IT, SaaS, web3

Ticket Size: $ 1M - $ 100M

Investment Geography: Agnostic (Global)

Sequoia Capital's most notable exits include Google, NVIDIA, and Apple.

10. Spark Capital

Spark Capital-VC-Enterprise

Spark Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in the consumer, commerce, FinTech, software, frontier, and media sectors. It was founded in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Website: www.sparkcapital.com

Founded: 2005

Total fund size: $3.8B

Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B

Sector: Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Hardware, Marketplaces

Spark Capital's most notable exits include Coinbase, Wayfair, and Twitter.

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