Listed directly in this category are professional venture capital firms that raise fund(s) from investors and then identify, screen, select and invest directly in entrepreneurial business ventures that are typically in their early stages. Venture capital affiliates of corporations are also listed. The subcategory Entrepreneurial Resources and its subcategories list many other sites potentially useful to entrepreneurs, including other forms of access to capital, e.g. angel investors.
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Focus: leading international venture capital company.
Abundance Venture Capital
Focus: private equity and venture capital investments for International investors who need protection of capital and tax-free returns.
Advanced Technology Ventures
Investment focus: startup, first-round and later-stage investments in electronics, communications, software and health care.
A global private equity firm investing exclusively in mid to upper mid market buyouts and selective growth capital investments.
Affiliated Managers Group
Acquires majority interests in mid-sized investment management firms. Profiles the company, and affiliate products. Investor information. (NYSE: AMG)
Allantra Venture Development
Technology business management consulting services.
Focus: global venture capital research and advisory services.
American Securities Capital Partners
Provides equity investments in privately and publicly held companies in numerous industries.
Investment focus: early and expansion-stage companies in communications, information technologies, life sciences and specialty materials and chemicals.
Investment focus: start-ups to later-stage buyouts in a broad range of industries, most notably healthcare, information technology, telecommunications, specialty retailing and new media.
Focus: venture consulting and financial advisory for early-stage companies.
Investment focus: companies with strong potential to become leaders in important information technology markets
Focus: venture capital or investment capital for small to mid-sized fast growing businesses.
Focus: venture and expansion capital for private companies and growth capital for public companies in a wide range of industries.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Investment focus on entrepreneurial companies in healthcare, information systems, telecommunications and retailing.
Blue Point Capital Partners
Focus: private equity investment firm that invests equity capital in middle market businesses.
Brockway Moran and Partners
Investment focus: equity capital for acquisition recapitalization of middle-market companies.
Focus: acquire businesses that can be grown through internal means and by add-on acquisitions.
CDC Capital Partners
Private equity investors in emerging markets.
Focus: private equity and venture capital firm focused in Southern California exclusively on investments in communications, media and related technologies.
CM Equity Partners
Private equity fund focusing on the acquisition of middle-market manufacturing, distribution and service companies.
Concert Capital Partners
Investment focus: private equity firm that partners with the founders and management teams of profitable businesses experiencing rapid growth.
Cornerstone Capital Holdings
Private equity firm focusing on middle market buyouts, recapitalizations and industry consolidations.
An international advisory and private equity firm specializing in corporate venturing, providing experience and resources necessary to start new businesses.
Focus: assessment of the contribution of multinational enterprises to human development in emerging and developing countries.
Darwin Venture Partners
Investment focus: early-stage business development and financing connecting venture capital firms and Fortune 1000 opportunities.
Dimeling, Schreiber & Park
Focus: private equity investments in a broad range of middle market companies having superior management teams.
Investment focus: private equity investor and advisor focused on Southeastern U.S. businesses in the Life Science and Information Technology sectors.
Focus: cross-Pacific venture capital, consulting and merger and acquisition company.
Edelson Technology Partners
Investment focus: startups, second round and mezzanine financing and leveraged buyouts in a broad range of technologies.
Investment focus: profitable service and technology companies related to utilities and the broader energy marketplace but will also consider early-stage.
Focus: privately-owned diversified energy and investment company with global operations.
Investment focus: life science, information technology, and communications sectors.
Forest Hill Partners
Investment focus: equity capital in management buyouts, turnarounds, recapitalizations, and growth financings.
Investment focus: start-ups in their formative stages, and all subsequent financings as a company develops, involving Enterprise and Internet Software, Communications and Networking, Technical Software, and Semiconductors.
Focus: capital for management buy-outs, going private transactions, and company expansion and growth programs.
Private equity investment firm dedicated to investing in growing companies.
Investment focus: health care services, information technology services and consumer/industrial businesses.
Fulcrum Partners Ltd
Offers training for those involved in all aspects of the venture capital and private equity markets.
Raising venture capital by presenting to angel and venture investors.
Gabriel Venture Partners
Investment focus: funding through every stage of the company growth cycle.
Focus: early-stage venture capital investment with focus on information technology and business services companies.
Focus: investing in middle market companies.
General Atlantic Partners
Investment focus: long term minority investor focused exclusively on software and services, and related information technologies.
Funds breakthrough ventures and backs exceptional entrepreneurs via capital, business building resources and strategic support.
Investment focus: all stages of corporate development for companies in the software, communications, and healthcare industries
Investment focus: smaller, middle market opportunities in the areas of energy, utilities, industrial process and business services.
Investment focus: software, hardware, data communications, telecommunications, financial services and management buy-outs of operating companies.
Assists clients operating within the private industry with resolving day-to-day strategic issues, with emphasis on the venture capital and private equity environment.
Focus: private equity fund which seeks value-added investments in small to medium sized private companies.
Industrial Growth Partners
IGP provides private equity capital for management buyouts in middle-market manufacturing companies.
Institutional Venture Partners
Investment focus: leading early-stage companies with advanced technology in information and life sciences, and selectively in later stage opportunities
Investment focus: seed and early-stage life science and technology companies located near the Research Triangle and Austin
Investment focus: full range of stages in information technology, health care and non-technology ventures
JAFCO America Ventures, Inc.
Investment focus: communications, software, information services, systems/peripherals and semiconductors
Japan Asia Investment Company
Focus: industrial sectors that improve quality of life.
Investment focus: telecommunications, software and information technologies, but will consider outstanding opportunities in other industries
Investment focus: emerging companies with exceptional prospects for growth, strong fundamentals and superior products and/or services.
JP Morgan Partners
Investment focus: private equity for a global investment opportunities including management buy-outs and recapitalizations, venture capital, growth equity and equity to reduce excessive debt burdens.
Khazaen Financial and Industrial Consulting
Focus: company start-ups; early stage funding.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Investment focus: early-stage ventures, and includes the KPCB Java Fund
KPS Special Situations Fund
Investment focus: constructive investing in turnarounds, restructurings, bankruptcies, employee buyouts and other special situations.
Investment focus: early-stage companies seeking less than $1 million and involving digital technologies - information, communications, software, media/entertainment, and semiconductors
Lynwood Capital Partners
Focus: acquiring or investing in niche businesses with revenues of ten to fifty million dollars.
Madison Dearborn Partners
Focus: management buy-outs, growth equity financing, recapitalization and acquisition-oriented financing.
Investment focus: technology-based, private companies at various stages of development
Investment focus: early-stage software and communications companies
Investment focus: seed to second-round financing in companies with unique, information or healthcare technology-driven products and services that address well-defined needs in rapidly growing markets
MDB Capital Group, LLC
MDB Capital Group is a merchant/investment banking firm that is a NASD registered broker/dealer located in Santa Monica, CA. MDB invests via Reg D private placements in public and private companies.
Investment focus: private communications, Internet infrastructure, software, semiconductor, data storage, and computer hardware companies located in the United States.
Investment focus: early-stage ventures and "middle market" management-led buyouts involving information technology, health care or industrial technology
Venture capital database and web application to help companies raise capital.
NCIC Capital Fund
Focus: debt and equity financing for early-stage, technology based companies in Ohio and Indiana
New Enterprise Associates
Investment focus: principally early-stage companies in information technology, medical and life sciences
North American Funds
Focus: acquiring or making substantial equity investments in small businesses with significant growth potential.
North Bridge Venture Partners
Investment focus: early-stage companies in software, communications and health care
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Investment focus: information technology companies in the very early stages through first round, but also later-stage opportunities and spin-outs where they can add significant value
Oak Investment Partners
Investment focus: early-stage and selective restarts or recapitalizations of later-stage information technology, health care or retail companies
Pacific Horizon Ventures
Investment focus: technology companies involving healthcare or life science; early-stages in the Northwest, later-stage deals can be anywhere in U.S.
Focus: Silicon Valley based seed and first round venture capital firm.
Palladium Equity Partners
Focus: private investment firm founded by experienced operating executives and investment professionals.
Parallax Capital Partners
Investment focus: acquisitions and investments in technology businesses.
Peninsula Capital Partners
Investment focus: subordinated debt and equity to superior middle-market companies requiring capital to fund growth or other special situations.
Offers investment database with contacts to investors, financiers, and venture capital firms.
PureTech Ventures LLC
Supports life science ventures based on breakthroughs from research institutions, providing management support and seed funding.
Focus: private equity investment firm seeking to partner with successful management teams to complete leveraged acquisitions or recapitalizations of leading middle-market companies.
Investment focus: early-stage service, financial, retail, and manufacturing companies, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic states
Regulation D Resources
Focus: provide the framework to raise venture capital and angel investment.
Focus: organizes and invests in the acquisition of select, well-established middle market companies.
River Cities Capital Funds
Investment focus: 1st round and follow-on for Midwest companies in a variety of industries; not seed or startup stages -- must be actively selling their product or service
Rockies Venture Club
Focus: non-profit that connects entrepreneurs, service professionals, investors, venture capitalists and other funding sources.
Focus: investing in and acquiring companies and working with their management to build profitable and successful businesses.
Roser Ventures, LLC
Investment focus: early-stage companies across a broad range of industries and located in the Rocky Mountain region
RoundTable Healthcare Partners
Investment focus: operating-oriented private equity firm focused on the healthcare industry.
Investment focus: expansion stage information technology ventures
The Sable Lion Group
Private-equity holding company focused on cultivating emerging growth companies; primarily technology related.
Focus: European-based advisor specialized in consultancy services dedicated to the private equity industry.
Investment focus: early-stage health care services (including health care information technology) companies
Investment focus: seed and early-stage new biomedical market opportunities, including emerging technology
Seidler Equity Partners
Investment focus: established, growing, niche-dominant manufacturing and service businesses.
Investment focus: Seed stage, early stage and growth stage emerging technology companies across the US, China, India and Israel.
Sevin Rosen Funds
Investment focus: early-stage (and follow-on rounds) for information sciences and life sciences companies
Investment focus: early-stage healthcare, information technology-related companies and service businesses
Investment focus: ventures of all stages, primarily in technology-based companies, but also non-technology
Focus: provide funding to early-stage high technology start-ups.
Community development venture capital fund which finances recycling, remanufacturing, environmental and other companies.
Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
Provides equity financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, emerging markets and in countries undergoing economic transition.
Spring Capital Partners, L.P.
Investment Focus: mezzanine financing for growing small and medium-sized businesses.
Offers programs which educate, showcase and support women entrepreneurs as they seek equity capital and grow their companies.
The Sterling Group
Focus: private equity firm engaged in the acquisition and ownership of operating businesses.
Sterling Investment Partners
Focus: middle-market company buy-outs and capital for ownership transitions, growth and financial restructuring.
Strategic Investments & Holdings
Focus: acquires and grows successful companies in partnership with operating management.
Summer Street Capital Partners
Focus: private equity fund, venture capital, investment, financing.
Focus: profitable companies which are poised for continued growth in the fields of software, technology, information services, healthcare, and financial services
Sutter Hill Ventures
Investment focus: technology-based startups which pioneer products or services in growth markets
Svoboda, Collins L.L.C.
Focus: investing in and building value-added service and distribution companies with fundamentally sound operating models.
Swander Pace Capital
San Francisco-based firm providing value-added investing in consumer products companies.
Investment focus: profitable private growth companies in software, technology, healthcare, financial services, media and consumer products
Tech Coast Venture Network
Non-profit organization bringing together users and providers of resources for new and emerging businesses.
Technology Crossover Ventures
Investment focus: growth capital to expansion stage information technology companies
Focus: seed stage information technology ventures located in Northern California
Focus: seed or first stage ventures involving information processing, communications or health care
Thames Valley Investment Network
Links investors to companies with high growth potential who are seeking funding from £50,000 to £1million.
TI (Texas Instruments) Ventures, L.P.
Investment focus: early-stage technology companies involving software infrastructure and hardware applications leveraging digital signal processing (DSP) and related technologies
Investment focus: category-defining, early-stage companies in information technology, communications and biotechnology.
Investment focus: exclusively in information and business services companies, including content providers, transaction processors, application software and Internet products and services
Investment focus: early-stage companies in three industries -- computer software, electronic commerce, and communications
Focus: partners with fundless sponsors to acquire profitable manufacturing companies.
Tullis-Dickerson & Co.
Investment focus: small and mid-sized emerging growth healthcare companies.
Turkven Private Equity
Focus: affiliate of Advent International investing in Turkish companies.
Venture capital for technology and life sciences companies.
U.S. Venture Partners (USVP)
Investment focus: principally companies headquartered in the Western United States in three sectors of industry: medical, technology and retail/consumer
Sells online reference manual on all aspects of venture capital, including forms, annotations and polls.
Venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family with investment focus: a high percentage of investments are seed or first round, and second round investments are considered where there is a complete management team and demonstrated progress toward market leadership
Venture Planning Associates
Consulting services for business finance and funding strategies for entrepreneurs.
Investment focus: trans-Atlantic expansion for proven U.S and European technology companies
Investment focus: early-stage technology companies involving software, interactive services and related enabling technology.
Warburg Pincus Ventures
Providing investments in information technology, healthcare, media, communications, energy, financial and business services.
Westaim Corporation (The)
Operates two high technology businesses: iFre Technology, Westaim Biomedical; two industrial technology businesses: Surface Engineered Products and Aerospace Products; and two industrial products businesses: Coinage and Chemicals. (Nasdaq: WEDX).
Weston Presidio Capital
Investment focus: later-stage growth companies, recapitalizations and buyouts in a diverse set of industries
William Blair & Company, LLC
Focus: early-stage venture capital, growth equity, and leveraged equity recapitalizations and management buyouts across a broad range of industries
Wind Point Partners
Investment focus: all stages of development, from expansion capital for emerging growth companies to sponsoring acquisitions or recapitalizations
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