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 (Jason Ostheimer)
  • AOL Ventures
  • ARC Angels Fund
  • Betaworks
  • Birch, Mark
  • Black Ocean
  • BoldStart Ventures
  • Box Group (David Tisch)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
  • Canaan Partners
  • Chart Venture Partners
  • Chertok, Doug
  • Coriolis Ventures (incubator)
  • Consigliere (Mike Duda and Steve Nash)
  • Contour Venture Partners
  • Crossbar Capital (Charlie Federman)
  • Dace Ventures
  • DFJ Gotham
  • 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
  • Lightbank
  • 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
  • Penny Black
  • Polaris Ventures
  • Quotidian Ventures
  • Raptor Ventures
  • Red Swan Ventures (Dave Eisenberg & Andy Dunn)
  • 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 (Josh Kushner)
  • 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
  • ZIG Capital

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 / Chris Sacca (Bay Area)
  • MentorTech Ventures (Philly)
  • New Enterprise Associates aka NEA (D.C. and Bay Area)
  • (Boston)
  • SoftTech VC/Jeff Clavier (Bay Area)
  • SV Angel/Ron Conway (Bay Area)
  • True Ventures (Bay Area)
  • VoCap Ventures (Florida/Philly)

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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