Los Angeles has long been one of the leading centers of venture capital in the United States. In many cases, LA startups are able to draw upon a strong network of private investors who know the market well and can help businesses grow over time. There is also a large culture of entrepreneurship in Los Angeles that makes it easier for many companies to find employees and talent. These factors have helped to make LA a very dynamic place for tech startups.
This article is part of a series where we present you the best Venture Capital firms across different cities and countries. Here you can view the ranking for Indianapolis, San Francisco and Boston.
Top 10 VC Investors in Los Angeles
1. MaC Venture Capital
MaC Venture Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on finding ideas, technology, and products that can become infectious.
The firm invests in technology companies that benefit from shifts in cultural trends and behaviors in an increasingly diverse global marketplace.
MaC VC is the result of the merger between successful LosAngeles and Bay Area-based Seed funds, Cross Culture Ventures, and M Ventures.
Total fund size: $319M
Most notable exits include Truebill, Cue, and Fair.
2. Crosscut Ventures
Crosscut Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital firm in the firm invests early in the equity of start-ups that have the potential to scale, disrupt, and build large markets crosscut is a catalyst for innovation, bringing decades of expertise in technology and entrepreneurship to help passionate founders build the firm has been committed topowering entrepreneurship.
Total fund size: $221M
Most notable exits include Comparably, Winc, and StarMaker Interactive.
3. BAM Ventures
LA-based early-stage fund backing the next rising technologies, products, and services that delight consumers and transform commerce.
Total fund size: $20M
Most notable exits include NerdWallet, fuboTV, and ClassPass.
4. MAGIC Fund
Magic Fund is built on a thesis that smaller funds run by founders perform best in early-stage investing (pre-seed/seed). We're a fund of micro-funds run by repeat founders with strong expertise in specific industries and geographies.
Total fund size: $30M
Most notable exits include Talla, WorkClout, and Py
5. Strong Ventures
Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, that finances, supports and mentors Korean-Global entrepreneurs, empowering them to build strong ventures and to break successfully into the global market. With proven experience as operators, executives and entrepreneurs, we provide hands-on assistance and guidance. On top of our financial investment, we aim to provide tangible value to our entrepreneurs, through network reach, strategic thinking and executional collaboration. And, as we engage together with others in our venture endeavors, we hope to make the entrepreneurial ecosystem, which we call home, a better, stronger and more vibrant place for all.
Total fund size: $63M
Most notable exits include Korbit, Tapas Media, and Hanintel.
6. Fifth Wall
Founded in 2016, Fifth Wall, a Certified B Corporation, is the largest venture capital firm focused on technology for the global real estate industry. With approximately $3.0 billion in commitments and capital under management, Fifth Wall connects many of the world's largest owners and operators of real estate with the entrepreneurs who areredefining the future of the Built World. Fifth Wall is backed by a global mix of more than 90 strategic limited partners (LPs) from more than 15 countries, including BNP Paribas Real Estate, British Land, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Host Hotels & Resorts, Kimco Realty Corporation, Lennar, Lowe's Home Improvement, Marriott International, MetLife Investment Management, Related Companies, Starwood Capital, Toll Brothers, and others. Fifth Wall believes this consortium represents one of the largest groups of potential partners in the global Built World ecosystem, which can result in transformational investments and collaborations with promising portfolio companies.
Total fund size: $1.4B
Most notable exits include ClassPass, Opendoor, and Harbor.
7. Rainfall Ventures
Rainfall Ventures is a founder-focused venture capital fund that invests in digital media, real estate technology, and analytics sectors.
Most notable exits include Casper, Boxed, and Moovit
8. Alpha Edison
Alpha Edison is an investment platform that partners with courageous entrepreneurs to build category-creating companies. Our cognitively diverse team helps founders understand latent demand, unlock new markets and scale businesses that change our world–for the better.
Most notable exits include Comparably, AirMap, and Medal.
9. JAM Fund
JAM Fund operates as a venture capital firm investing in visionary founders disrupting large spaces. It is Tinder Founder Justin Mateen's venture capital firm.
Most notable exits include
10. Fika Ventures
Fika Ventures is a LA-based boutique seed fund that invests in founders solving massive, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation. Our core focus areas will be enterprise & B2B software, fintech, marketplaces and digital health. Fika will be investing predominantly in LA and the Bay Area,while opportunistically making a few bets in burgeoning markets like Seattle and New York.
Fika Ventures has adopted the Diversity Term Sheet Rider.
Total fund size: $312M
Most notable exits include Openpath, PullRequest, and Iteratively.