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The VC list of VC lists - 47 databases listed

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | April 18, 2022

If you ask me, OpenVC is the only VC list you need to know.

Of course, that's a lie 🙄

As much as I hate to admit it, there are many great VC lists out there. Here are a few that could help you. They are all free - unless stated otherwise.

If I missed one, email me at steph@openvc.app and I'll add it quickly!

Table of Contents

Global VC lists

1. OpenVC - The best VC list for cold outreach

https://openvc.app

A list of 4,000+ VC firms, entirely free. First-hand data is marked as verified so you know it's reliable. You can cold email most VCs through the platform, and the deal flow is screened for quality and fit, so VCs don't get spammed and good founders get noticed more easily.

2. Gritt - A free list of angel investors

https://www.gritt.io

A massive list of angel investors freely available to all . You can even download the results as a spreadsheet. Kudos to Adrien Moreau Camard for this very generous gift.

VC lists in the US

3. DocSend - 365 active VC firms in the US

https://airtable.com/shrkohpeE2AO2ldeq

DocSend is one of the best solution to send your pitch deck to VCs. They also maintain an Airtable list of active VCs in the US - entirely free.

4. Mercury - 250+ active investors in the US

https://mercury.com/investor-db

Founded 2017, Mercury has quickly become the go-to bank for US startups. They are known for their killer UX, their outstanding customer experience, and their nice investor list.

5. Trace Cohen - 400+ active angel investors in the US

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets

This list was created by Trace Cohen from NYVP and contains active angel investors listed with their investment thesis, and most of the time, their direct email address.

6. First Round - A free directory with 365 US angels

https://angels.firstround.com/directory

This free angel directory is maintained by VC firm First Round. You need to sign up to access it, but it's worth it - 356 angels sorted by location, check size, thesis. and value add.

7. NYC Founder Guide - 98 VCs and angels in NYC

https://www.nycfounderguide.com/investors

First Round recently released this directory of VCs and angels investing in NYC. You have the typical filters and plenty of information to find good prospective investors.

8. Unknown - 23 VC firms in NYC

https://airtable.com/shrWa2dHIwRjTTKwF

This is a super small list with only 23 firms. However, it's fully focused on NYC so if you're raising in the City, it's worth taking a look at it. Please lmk the author if this list if you know it.

9. Signals by NfX - Find VC intros in your network

https://signal.nfx.com

Sign up to Signals and connect your Gmail address. Signals will find "intro paths" for you i.e. people you know who may intro you to investors - mostly US.

10. Versatile VC - Free money for US startups

https://versatilevc.com/free

This is not exactly a VC list, but absolutely worth mentioning. David Teten of Versatile VC has put together a list of "free money" that US founders can claim. Def check it out!

VC lists in Europe

11. EuroVC - 741 VC firms that invest in Europe and Israel

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/

Managed by Yannick Roux and Stefano Bernardi, two European investors, this list contains 700+ VC firms that invest in Europe and Israel, as well as some cool charts and graphs.

12. Ultimate VC List - All French VCs in one place

https://ultimatevclist.com

Serena Capital is well-known in France for their annual VC map. Recently, they stepped up their game and offer a great VC list for free to all founders. Great data, great UX.

13. Find My VC - Custom VC shortlists for France

http://findmyvc.io

This is a recent creation by Xange, another French fund. Answer a few questions about your startup and Find My VC will generate a shortlist of relevant VC firms for you. France only.

14. Guida Startup - 200+ investors in Italy

https://www.infodata.ilsole24ore.com

A great tool for Italian founders. Make sure you open it in full screen and you have a list of most Italian players - VCs and accelerators.

15. KFund - 200+ VC firms that invest in Spain

https://airtable.com/shrPqohKoKIKDn84h

This is actually a list of VC deals done in Spain, but you can reverse engineer it to find relevant investors for you. It was built by KFund, a VC firms focused on Europe and LATAM. If you guys at Kfund read me, it would be great to publish this as a VC list as well!

16. First Round Coach - 95 investors in the Czech Republic

https://firstroundcoach.com/map-of-the-money-cz

This is a very neat resource for Czech founders. It lists down 95 VC firms, angels, and other players that fund local tech founders.

17. Unknown - 100 VC firms that invest in the Baltics

https://airtable.com/shrHvHjExnm3tFb4X/tblUdpjiyqtQCtiuR

Super clean jobs with 100 VC firms listed, complete with themes, cheque size, and portfolio. I don't know who made it, so please lmk so I can give them credit!

18. Mountside - 50+ VC firms with fresh capital and UK focus

https://www.mountsideventures.com/list-of-venture-capital-investors

Mountside Ventures keeps track of VC forms that recently raised a fund - they are most likely to be actively investing. The focus is mostly, but not exclusively, UK.

19. Mountside - 120+ angel networks with a UK focus

https://www.mountsideventures.com/list-of-angel-networks

Too early for venture capital? Mountside Ventures has put together an impressive list of 120+ angel networks that can be searched by sector. The focus is mostly, but not exclusively, UK.

20. NLfunding - A simple list of 80 Dutch VC firms

https://nlfunding.co/

This list is super basic: no filters, no details. But it can be helpful if you're a Dutch startup and want to make sure you have all the usual suspects covered.

VC lists in Asia & Oceania

21. Map of the Money - All VCs in Singapore

https://mapofthemoney.com

This list gathers 111 VC firms that are active in Singapore. I particularly like the job they did with data visualization. It's fun to play with while being easy to read and informative.

22. JVCA - A simple list of Japanese VC firms

https://jvca.jp/

The Japanese VC landscape is notoriously difficult to navigate, especially to outsiders. A good starting point is this simple list put together by the Japanese VC Association. It includes both VCs and CVC, but not much in terms of filters.

23. Airtree - 160+ VC firms that invest in Australia

https://airtable.com/shrSHRMum8oJmDjFJ

Airtree Ventures is a VC firm that invests in early-stage startups in Australian and New Zealand. They maintain a free list of 160+ VC firms in Australia.

24. Airtree - 180+ angels and syndicates that invest in Australia

https://airtable.com/shrpsT1Tj9VtmdY7d

Airtree Ventures offers a list of angel investors and angel syndicates for Asutralia-based startups. Great list, clean, rich with information. 10/10, would recommend.

VC lists in Africa

25. Briter Bridges - 150 VC firms that invest in Africa

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bW-Nq6BfIRchkER4vxmUlfaHhfUayQt_/view

OK, this map dates from 2018. But it's pretty comprehensive and covers all of the African continent.

VC lists with specific themes

26. Ventroduce - A downloadable list of 86 SaaS investors

https://ventroduce.com/investor-index

Ventroduce is a fundraising platform that focuses on European SaaS companies. Their list has a small number of funds, but contains a lot of information for each - and it's downloadable!

27. DifferentFunds - 300+ VC firms with a DeepTech focus

https://differentfunds.com

Once you sign up to DifferentFunds (for free), you can access a list of 300+ VC firms with a focus on US DeepTech, along with many other filters.

28. HelloTomorrow - 1,653 VC firms that invest in deeptech

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/

HelloTomorrow is a global initiative that aims at promoting and developing deeptech. For years now, they have maintained an impressive list of deeptech VCs - 100% free.

29. Climatescape - 536 funds with an Environmental focus

https://climatescape.org

Climatescape is a collective on a mission to accelerate to accelerate the transition to a sustainable global economy. Their directory is open and under CC license.

30. ImpactAssets - 140+ funds with an Impact focus

https://impactassets.org

A beautifully designed list that focuses on Impact investment. You can filter investors by impact goal, such as education, global health, or water & sanitation.

31. Unknown - 143 funds with a D&I focus

https://www.airtable.com/universe/expzgDgsO8QLDmvdt

A free list of 143 VC firms and accelerators that focus on Diversity & Inclusion. I don't know who built this list, so please lmk and I'll give them proper credit.

32. Christoph Janz - A Twitter list of 1,000+ woman investors

https://twitter.com/i/lists/1373209402728194048

This Twitter list was put together by Christoph Janz from Point Nine. It's a Twitter list, so you can't filter it, but it's a good starting point if you're actively looking for female investors.

33. Sifted - 150+ female angel investors

https://airtable.com/shrUhvQQmot1ACwnb

Sifted is a tech media focused on the EU scene and backed by FT. They have produced this recent list of active female angel investors in Europe.

See below a bunch of paid VC lists. I haven't tried them, so I don't endorse them. In particular, some of them scrape data with little quality control. You've been warned...

34. Visible - 13,000+ VC firms for $59/mo

https://visible.vc/

35. Funden - 30k funds for $179/mo

https://funden.app

36. Unicorn Nest - 40k funds for $16/mo

https://unicorn-nest.com

37. AngelMatch - 90k investors for $99/mo

https://www.angelmatch.io

38. FounderSuite - 200k investors for $528/year

https://foundersuite.com

39. Finta - 3,000+investors for $44/mo

https://www.trustfinta.com

40. Crunchbase - 220k investors for $588/year

https://crunchbase.com

41. DealLite - UK investors for $25/mo

https://www.deallite.uk

42. AcheumVC - 200+ VC fims in Brazil for $40 one-time

https://acheumvc.com

43. VenturesList - 365 VC firms for $29 one-time

https://ventureslist.com

Reputation-focused VC lists

In an industry where reputation is everything, everybody wants a "Glassdoor for VCs", but nobody wants a bad review. Kudos to the players below who are trying to crack that nut.

44. Landscape - Glassdoor for European VCs

https://landscape.vc

A neat app focused on investor reviews. Search any fund and see real reviews by real founders. They also have a sister project called "OpenScout" that you can check out.

45. VC Guide - Glassdoor for US VCs

http://vcguide.com/

VC Guide made a lot of noise when it was released. Some reviews were really rough and hilarious to read. Not sure if the team is still active, though.

46. Boundwell - Search VCs by reputation

https://boundwell.io

Boundwell allows founders to filters 30k VC firms not only by stage or vertical, but also by ratings. They boast 6,000+ reviews on their website - 100% free.

47. The Funded - The OG of VC-rating lists

http://www.thefunded.com

Before Landscape and VC Guide, there was TheFunded. A lawsuit stopped them in their tracks, but you can still look at old reviews and see that things never really change.

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