Top venture capital firms

Who are the top venture capital funds?

 The top venture capital firms have a track record of successful investments, supporting companies that have become leaders in their respective fields as well as delivering exceptional returns to their investors.

Most of the most well-known and successful venture capital firms in the world are headquartered in Silicon Valley in California, they include:

List of VC funds and VC firms

  1. Sequoia Capital: With a legacy of investments in companies like Apple, Google, and Airbnb, Sequoia Capital is renowned for backing companies that now dominate their respective sectors. Their focus spans from seed-stage to late-stage investments.

  2. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z): Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, a16z has quickly become a top VC firm, known for its investments in tech companies across various stages of growth, including Facebook, Airbnb, and Lyft.

  3. Accel: Accel has been instrumental in the growth of companies such as Facebook, Slack, and Dropbox. It invests across all stages of company development and is known for its early bet on Facebook.

  4. Benchmark: Benchmark played a significant role in the early stages of Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. 

  5. Kleiner Perkins: A firm that made early bets on Amazon, Google, and Twitter.

  6. Greylock Partners: With investments in LinkedIn, Facebook, and Airbnb, Greylock Partners focuses on early-stage investments.

  7. Union Square Ventures (USV): USV has a strong focus on internet and mobile companies, with notable investments in Twitter, Tumblr, and Etsy. They emphasize a thesis-driven investment strategy.

  8. Index Ventures: Index Ventures has a diverse portfolio with investments in companies like Dropbox, Slack, and Robinhood. They invest in technology-enabled companies across the US and Europe.

  9. Founders Fund: Known for its contrarian bets, Founders Fund has invested in companies like SpaceX, Palantir, and Facebook. It was founded by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and focuses on companies that it believes can change the world.

  10. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP): BVP has a history of investments in LinkedIn, Shopify, and Twilio. It focuses on investing in early-stage to growth-stage companies across various sectors, including cloud computing, healthcare, and consumer tech.

Looking for venture capital investors?

Finding the right venture capital firm for your startup or business depends on your industry, stage of growth, and specific needs.

Each VC firm has its own focus areas, investment criteria, and preferred stages of investment. 

Over several years, we've built the definitive list of 350+ major investors in the UK start-up funding ecosystem (VC funds, private equity funds, accelerators, angel syndicates and more).

Get started with the first 20 below and use the links to apply for funding for your startup. You download the entire list for Excel, here.

UK Startup Investor List

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  • Save time and discover 350+ angels and investors for your startup or growth stage business with our comprehensive list of verified UK investors, active in 2024, including:
    • 216 UK Venture Capital ("VC") Funds.
    • 67 UK Angel Investment Syndicates.
    • 71 UK Accelerators, PE Funds, Crowdfunding platforms and more.

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