Exploring VCs by Check Size

Luke Wagner

In searching for your investor, every VC seems to have different stipulations and ranges for their check sizes. Many firms will initially write smaller checks to their first-time investments and larger checks to their recurring, portfolio investments. Finding a VC with a check size that fits your need can be difficult. We will segment some of our favorite VCs by typical minimum check size, sweet spot check size, and maximum check size.

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Angel Investors: Checks under $30,000

Jonathan Ozeran

Jonathan Ozeran serves as an advisor for Great North Labs and is a hands-on investor that has seen many phases of growth. He focuses on several verticals, including AI, Mobile, Biotechnology, Digital Health, Health Care, Hardware, Insurance, and more.

Check Size: Min. $10,000 — Sweet Spot $25,000 — Max. $25,000

Lolita Taub

Lolita Taub is the Co-Founder and General Partner at The Community Fund where she invests in community-driven companies. She has over 40 investments as an angel and VC.

Check Size: Min. $1,000 — Sweet Spot $20,000 — Max. $30,000

Pre-seed/Seed Investors: Checks under $300,000

DC Ventures

DC Ventures assists startups in areas crucial to funding and growth. Their team is made of industry experts and savvy investors who help entrepreneurs reach their goals. They are based in Washington D.C., Dublin, and Buenos Aires.

Check Size: Min. $10,000 — Max. $100,000

Hustle Fund

Hustle Fund is a seed fund for hilariously early hustlers. They are led by Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn. Hustle Fund is comfortable setting terms and being the first check. Because of their small check size, they will not be putting in the bulk of money in your round.

Check Size: Min. $25,000 — Max. $100,000 (Check out their Visible Connect profile HERE.)

Supernode Ventures has an extensive network of contacts providing access to media, customers, and investors to help support. They are based out of NYC and look to add 10-12 companies to their portfolio each year.

Check Size: Min. $50,000 — Max. $200,000

Beta Boom

Beta Boom invests in underdog founders that don’t fit the typical Silicon Valley founder profile, and they particularly look for founders that have lived their problem and have shown tenacity, hustle, and focus. They don’t care if you went to Stanford or Harvard.

Check Size: Min. $150,000 — Sweet Spot $150,000 — Max. $300,000

Checks under $10,000,000

Allos Capital

Allos Capital invests in early-stage B2B software and business services companies in the heart of the Midwest. They are managed by Don Aquilano, John McIlwraith, and David Kerr. Allos generally invests within a 5-hour drive of our offices, which are located in Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

Check Size: Min. $250,000 — Max. $3,000,000

Cowboy Ventures

Cowboy Ventures invests in US-based, software-oriented companies. Their sweet spot is co-leading or leading seed rounds (usually a round of $1-5m). They seek to back exceptional founders who are building products that “re-imagine” work and personal life in large and growing markets.

Check Size: Min. $500,000 — Sweet Spot $1-5M — Max. $7,500,000

Fuel Capital

Fuel Capital is a California-based early-stage venture fund focused on consumer, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure companies. Their goal is to open doors for founders who have the potential to change the world, and provide them with more value than capital could buy.

Check Size: Min. $500,000 — Max. $1,000,000

Second Century Ventures

Second Century Ventures is focused on promoting innovation in the real estate industry. SCV prefers SaaS companies generally focused on big data applications, digital media, fintech and business services that can span multiple verticals and geographies.

Check Size: Min. $1,000,000 — Max. $5,000,000

.406 Ventures

.406 Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in innovative IT and services companies founded by the finest entrepreneurs. They typically are the lead, first institutional investor in early-stage and de novo investments in market-changing IT Security and Infrastructure, Technology-Enabled Business Services, and Next-Generation Software companies.

Check Size: Min. $2,000,000 — Max. $6,000,000

Freestyle Capital

Freestyle Capital is a seed-stage investor and mentor for Internet software startups. They make just 10-12 investments each year, to support their founders and portfolio companies.

Check Size: Min. $1,000,000 — Sweet Spot $1,500,000 — Max. $7,500,000

Checks over $10,000,000

Insight Partners

Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries.

Check Size: Min. $10,00,000 — Max. $350,000,000+

Summit Partners

Summit Partners invests just about everywhere in the world. They are led by 27 managing directors with an average of 14 years of experience. They ultimately are looking to accelerate growth in companies and achieve very dramatic results.

Check Size: Min. $10,00,000 — Max. $500,000,000

Explore thousands of different VCs by their check sizes, geographies, verticals, and more at Visible Connect!

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