Top 10 Venture Capital Investors That Every Entrepreneur Should Be Pitching Right Now


The most important factor in a successful funding round and a prosperous investor relationship is knowing who to present your pitch deck to and when. In this regard, I recently covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley legend and VC, Peter Thiel (see it here), where the most critical slides are highlighted. Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400M (see it here)

New data reveals who the active VCs are now, and who might be the best investors to pitch with your deck. The data shows that deals funded in the first half of 2018 have already blown through the entire annual investment volumes of 2002 to 2016. $175B in global VC deals were inked in the first two quarters of this year, suggesting 2018’s total volume will easily exceed the $212B funded last year. That suggests there is plenty of money out there, from plenty of hungry investors.

The most dollars are going into late stage startups, followed by early stage funding, then funding for technology growth and angel or seed series rounds.

Now find out who is handing out the cash…

Most Active Seed Stage Investors

Whenever you are pitching, you want to be sure you are reaching those who are most likely to fund your type of round. According to Crunchbase, these were the most active investors in seed rounds during the past 3 months.

  1. Startup-Chile
  2. Hiventures
  3. Crowdcube
  4. Plug and Play
  5. Innovation Works
  6. 500 Startups
  7. Innova Memphis
  8. Entrepreneurs Roundtable
  9. Berkeley SkyDeck Fund
  10. Quake Capital Partners

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