List of Active Seed Stage Investors

Here is a list of active investors in NYC (New York) based seed stage startups.  If you are looking for active Series A investors, see this post.

The definition of active means that the investor has made at least three new seed stage investments in a NYC startup in the last 9 months.  Some of the firms are new, so they haven’t made three investments yet but are planning on making investments.  Seed stage investment means that these investors participate in deals that are typically less that $2M in size.

New York based seed investors:

  • 500 Startups
  • Abdela, Angelo
  • Accel Partners
  • Advancit Capital
  • ARC Angels Fund
  • Betaworks
  • Black Ocean
  • BoldStart Ventures
  • Bowery Capital
  • Box Group
  • Brand Foundry
  • Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
  • Canaan Partners
  • Chart Venture Partners
  • Chertok, Doug
  • Coriolis Ventures (incubator)
  • Contour Venture Partners
  • Crossbar Capital (Charlie Federman)
  • Dace Ventures
  • Gotham Ventures
  • DreamIT Ventures (accelerator)
  • Dyson, Esther
  • ENIAC Ventures
  • ER Accelerator
  • Eskapa, Daniel
  • ff Venture Capital
  • Flybridge
  • First Round Capital
  • FirstMark Capital
  • Fogel, Avi
  • Founder Collective
  • Genacast Ventures
  • General Catalyst
  • Gilbert, Parker
  • Goldberg, Alexander (angel – Canary Ventures)
  • Golden Seeds (angel group)
  • Great Oaks Venture Capital
  • Greycroft Ventures
  • HBS Angels NY Chapter (Harvard Business School)
  • High Line Venture Partners
  • High Peak Venture Partners
  • IA Ventures
  • KayWeb Angels (equity in exchange for web development)
  • Lerer Ventures
  • LDV Capital
  • Marrus, David
  • MESA+
  • Metamorphic Ventures
  • Milestone Ventures
  • Neu Venture Capital (Jerry Neumann)
  • New York Angels (angel group)
  • New York Life Science Angels (angel group)
  • NextView Ventures
  • NYC Investment Fund
  • NYC Seed
  • NYU Innovation Venture Fund
  • Polaris Ventures
  • Quotidian Ventures
  • Red Swan Ventures
  • Richenstein, Larry
  • Rose Tech Ventures (David S. Rose)
  • RRE Ventures
  • Schneider, Mark
  • Softbank Capital
  • Spark Capital (Mo Koyfman based in NYC, firm based in Boston)
  • Techstars (accelerator)
  • Tevel Angels
  • Thrive Capital
  • Trisiras Group (Kal Vepuri)
  • Union Square Ventures
  • Upstage Ventures (Mark Wachen)
  • Urgent Ventures (Jeff Stewart)
  • Vaizra Investments (NYC/Israel)
  • Vaux les Ventures (Miles Spencer)
  • von Simson, Ernie
  • Whelan, Jon
  • Women Innovate Mobile (accelerator)
  • YavonditteMichael
  • Zelkova Ventures

Other investors active in New York seed deals (with location):

  • Battery Ventures (Boston)
  • Floodgate (Bay Area)
  • Forerunner Ventures (Los Angeles)
  • Javelin Venture Partners (Bay Area)
  • Khosla Ventures (Bay Area)
  • Launch Capital (Dave Shen, SF/Boston/New Haven)
  • Lowercase Capital (KA)
  • MentorTech Ventures (Philly)
  • New Enterprise Associates aka NEA (D.C. and Bay Area)
  • Resolute.vc (Boston)
  • SoftTech VC/Jeff Clavier (Bay Area)
  • SV Angel/Ron Conway (Bay Area)
  • True Ventures (Bay Area)

15 thoughts on “List of Active Seed Stage Investors

    • thanks, just added it to the list. I had coffee with Vic last week, so it should have been in the first place.

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