60+ Active Seed Stage SaaS Investors & Fundraising Tips

Published March 30, 2018

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  1. North America SaaS Seed VC Firms
  2. Europe SaaS Seed VC Firms
  3. Asia & Australia SaaS Seed VC Firms
  4. South America SaaS Seed VC Firms
  5. Perfect Your Seed Round Pitch With This Slide Deck
  6. Streamline Your Seed-Stage Fundraising Process With Visible

Fundraising is difficult. On top of building a fundable business, founders need to find the right investors, build relationships, successfully pitch their companies, and more to close a round. In order to better help founders find the right investors, we’ve built a totally free, community-sourced investor database, Visible Connect.

SaaS startups and SaaS companies are commonly funded by different VC funds and angel investors. The list below is an active list of 60+ SaaS investors that are investing in seed rounds (some invest in later stages as well).  The list uses our data from Visible Connect – we focus on key information like check size, investment location, fund size, and more. The link to “View their profile” will display firm information like their thesis, check sizes, focus, recent fund size, etc.

In order to better help you track your raise, you can also add investors directly from Visible Connect to your dedicated fundraising pipeline in Visible (Learn more about tracking a raise in Visible here).

Recommended Reading: The Understandable Guide to Startup Funding Stages


North America SaaS Seed VC Firms

Lightspeed Venture Partners

  • About: Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that is engaged in the consumer, enterprise, technology, and cleantech markets.
  • Location: Menlo Park, CA
  • Check size: $1-$100M
  • Recent investments: Flink, Netskope, AnyVision

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Struck Capital

  • About: Founder-First Capital for Innovative Entrepreneurs who want to Change the World.
  • Location: Lose Angeles, CA
  • Check size: $500k – $5M
  • Recent Investments: Sendoso, BlackCart, Brainbase, Mojo Vision

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Runway Venture Partners

  • About: New York City-based early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in post-product-market fit software-enabled businesses.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Check size: $500k – $1M

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Cowboy Ventures

  • About: Cowboy Ventures is a seed-stage focused fund investing in digital startups.
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Check size: $500k – $750k
  • Recent Investments: Drata, Hone, Contra

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Redpoint Ventures

  • About: Redpoint Ventures partners with visionary founders to create new markets or redefine existing ones at the seed, early and growth stages.
  • Location: Menlo Park, CA
  • Check size: $4M – $5M
  • Recent Investments: Hex Technologies, Orca Security, R2C

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Moment Ventures

  • About: Early-stage venture capital firm investing entrepreneurs reimagining how we work.
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Recent Investments: Rune Labs, Flowspace, Rafay

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Elizabeth Street Ventures

  • About: We are an early-stage investment firm focused on the digital consumer and next-generation brands that improve daily life.
  • Location: New York, NY

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

SV Angel

  • About: SV Angel is a San Francisco-based angel firm that helps startups with business development, financing, M&A, and other strategic advice.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $250k – $3M
  • Recent Investments: Valora, Outschool, Census

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Matrix Partners

  • About: Matrix Partners is a venture capital firm focused on seed- and early-stage investments.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $5M – $20M
  • Recent Investments: LightForce Orthodontics, Sequin, Kolide

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Contour Venture Partners

  • About: invests in companies focused on information technology, and the application of innovative software solutions into the financial services, enterprise SaaS and vertical B2B SaaS sectors.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Check size: $500k – $1.5M
  • Recent Investments: Cutover, HowGood, Movable Ink

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Harlem Capital Partners

  • About: Harlem Capital is an early-stage venture firm that invests in post-revenue tech-enabled startups, focused on minority and women founders.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Check size: $500k – $1M
  • Recent Investments: Repeat, PreShow Interactive, Stuf

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

TechNexus

  • About: We build ecosystems by finding, funding, and accelerating technology ventures in collaboration with entrepreneurs and enterprises.
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Check size: $50k – $5M
  • Recent Investments: Catch Co., Rollick, Krisp

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Moai Capital

  • About: Seed Capital for Impassioned Entrepreneurs.
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Check size: $25k – $100k

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

 

Quake Capital

  • About: Investing in big ideas, killer startups, and extraordinary people.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Check size: $150k – $250k

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Battery Ventures

  • About: Battery Ventures finances technology sector companies with venture capital, private equity, and debt financing investments.
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Check size: $10M – $75M
  • Recent Investments: Postman, Amplitude, ServiceTitan

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Fuel Capital

  • About: Fuel Capital is a California-based early-stage venture fund focused on consumer, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure companies.
  • Location: Burlingame, CA
  • Check size: $500k – $1M
  • Recent Investments: Specto, ConductorOne, Goodcover

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Illuminate Ventures

  • About: Illuminate Ventures invests in early-stage high-tech companies delivering enterprise cloud and mobile solutions.
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Check size: $250k – $1.5M
  • Recent Investments: Bedrock Analytics, Copper, Pex

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Luma Launch

  • About: Luma Launch is a multi-million dollar early-stage fund with a Launch Program aimed at surfacing the most notable startups and entrepreneurs.
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Recent Investments: Trust & Will, Boulevard

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Susa Ventures

  • About: Susa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm, investing in a growing family of dreamers and builders.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $1.5M
  • Recent Investments: Nelo, Ascend, Centaur Labs

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

NextWorld Capital

  • About: NextWorld Capital focuses on the enterprise technology sectors that are transforming existing markets and defining new ones.
  • Location: San Fracisco, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $10M
  • Recent Investments: Honeycomb, Aircall, Stampli

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Primary Venture Partners

  • About: Primary Venture Partners (previously High Peaks) is a seed-stage VC firm based in NY, focused on eCommerce and enterprise SaaS.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Check size: $1M – $7.5M
  • Recent Investments: Stellar Health, FlyMachine, Orum

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Blumberg Capital

  • About: Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in a range of technology companies.
  • Location: San Fracisco, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $10M
  • Recent Investments: Hunters, Zone7, Trulioo

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Boldstart Ventures

  • About: Boldstart Ventures is a first check investor for technical enterprise founders.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Check size: $250k – $2.5M
  • Recent Investments: Synk, Replicated, Cape Privacy

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Founder Collective

  • About: Founder Collective is a Massachusetts-based seed-stage venture capital fund that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses.
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Check size: $400k – $1.5M
  • Recent Investments: Verve Motion, ULesson, Smalls

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

122 West Ventures

  • About: 122WEST is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage internet and software investments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $100k – $500k
  • Recent Investments: Proxy

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Costanoa Ventures

  • About: Costanoa Ventures backs tenacious and thoughtful founders who change how business gets done.
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $15M
  • Recent Investments: Lively, Cresicor, Aserto

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Engage Ventures

  • About: Engage Ventures is venture fund and platform established by 11 of the most influential corporations in the world.
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Check size: $650k – $25M
  • Recent Investments: Chain,io, Verusen, Voxie

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

I2BF Global Ventures

  • About: I2BF invests in startups at the convergence of hardware&software technologies erasing the boundaries between the physical and digital world.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Recent Investments: Shopmonkey, Portside, Inbox Health

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Uncork Capital

  • About: Uncork Capital is a seed-stage venture firm that commits early, helps with the hard stuff, and sticks around.
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Check size: $750k – $2M
  • Recent Investments: Crossbeam, Groove, MakersPlace

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Founders Fund

  • About: Founders Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in companies building revolutionary technologies.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $500k – $150M
  • Recent Investments: Cover, SUPLERLASTIC, Chronosphere

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Freestyle VC

  • About: Freestyle Capital is a seed-stage investor and mentor for Internet software startups. We’re the ones you come to when you want more than just a check.
  • Location: Mill Valley, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $7.5M
  • Recent Investments: HiveWatch, Creator+, Ease

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Chloe Capital

  • About: Chloe Capital is a seed stage VC firm investing in women-led innovation companies across North America.
  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Check size: $100k – $250k

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Moonshots Capital

  • About: Seed stage venture capital firm that invests in extraordinary leadership.
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Check size: $500k – $1.5M
  • Recent Investments: Gretel AI, Wildfire Systems, Cart.com

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Romulus Capital

  • About: Romulus Capital is an American seed- and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in technology companies.
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Check size: $500k – $5M
  • Recent Investments: Ceres Imaging

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Upfront Ventures

  • About: We invest primary in the US but have a 20-year history of funding companies in Europe. Our managing partners (Yves Sisteron & Mark Suster) are both dual citizens of France & UK respectively.
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $20M
  • Recent Investments: Bevy, Ynsect, Rally

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

SignalFire

  • About: We use humans and technology for the hardest parts of building a company at every stage — recruiting, expert advice, and a corporate network.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $500k – $4M
  • Recent Investments: PlanetScale, Stampli, Ro

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

CRV

  • About: CRV has been a leading investor in early-stage technology companies for almost half a century, backing nearly 400 startups in its history.
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $25M
  • Recent Investments: Cord, Postman, Tribe

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Acceleprise

  • About: Acceleprise invests in early-stage B2B SaaS and enterprise technology companies and unifies the global technology community through mentors.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $50k – $1M

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Floodgate Ventures

  • About: Floodgate backs the top .1% Founders before the rest of the world believes in their movements.
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Check size: $1M – $10M
  • Recent Investments: Almanac, Around, IRL

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Obvious Ventures

  • About: Obvious Ventures brings experience, capital, and focus to startups combining profit and purpose for a better world.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $250k – $6M
  • Recent Investments: Dexterity, One, SINAI Technologies

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Switch Ventures

  • About: A community of talented founders who switched from the common path.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $50k – $5M
  • Recent Investments: Mode Analytics, Luxury Presence

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Wing

  • About: Wing is a purpose-built venture capital firm founded by two industry veterans with a different perspective on what it takes to create enduring companies.
  • Location: Menlo Park, CA
  • Recent Investments: Lumigo, Drop Capital, Around

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Arthur Ventures

  • About: Arthur Ventures invests in early-stage B2B software companies located outside Silicon Valley.
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Check size: $1M – $10M
  • Recent Investments: Athennian, Stream, Cybrary

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Homebrew

  • About: Homebrew provides seed-stage fund and operational expertise for entrepreneurs building the bottom-up economy.
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Check size: $750k – $2M
  • Recent Investments: Canopy Servicing, Z1, Orum

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Connetic Ventures

  • About: Connetic is reinventing the VC industry by turning tables on intuition and biases to a more data-driven approach.
  • Location: Covington, KY
  • Check size: $100k – $800k
  • Recent Investments: TCare

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

High Alpha

  • About: High Alpha creates and funds companies through a new model for entrepreneurship that unites company building and venture capital.
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Check size: $1M – $3M
  • Recent Investments: SINAI Technologies, Encamp, Rheaply

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

M25

  • About: Early-stage VC investing in startups headquartered in the Midwest across a wide variety of industries.
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Check size: $250k – $500k
  • Recent Investments: Blumira, Breeze, Cashdrop

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>


Europe SaaS Seed VC Firms

Startup Wise Guys

  • About: Startup Wise Guys is the leading B2B startup accelerator in Europe.
  • Location: Tallinn, Harjumaaa, Estonia
  • Check size: $20k – $270k
  • Recent Investments: Vochi

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

NDRC

  • About: NDRC is a business that transforms entrepreneurial teams and ideas into startups with early investment and research help.
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Check size: $135k – $500k

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Newfund Capital

  • About: Newfund is an entrepreneurial VC firm focused on early-stage investments in France and the United States.
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Check size: $300k – $1.5M
  • Recent Investments: FairMoney

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Peak Capital

  • About: Peak Capital is an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm.
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Recent Investments: Route

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Notion Capital

  • About: Notion is a London-based venture fund focused on the SaaS-based and cloud computing markets.
  • Location: London, UK
  • Check size: $1M – $7.5M
  • Recent Investments: Admix, Fiberplane, Dixa

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Act Venture Capital

  • About: Act is a VC firm focused on the most promising technology companies.
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Recent Investments: Umba, Provizio, Buymie

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Portugal Ventures

  • About: Portugal Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in seed rounds of Portuguese startups in tech, life sciences, and tourism.
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Check size: $57k – $1.7M
  • Recent Investments: Jscrambler, DefinedCrowd

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Main Incubator

  • About: Main Incubator is an accelerator that in fintech startups and provides seed and Series A investments.
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Frontline

  • About: Frontline Seed is a fund for early-stage businesses with global ambitions.
  • Location: London, UK
  • Recent Investments: Koyo, Localyze, Qualio

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

 


Asia & Australia SaaS Seed VC Firms

Jungle Ventures

  • About: Jungle Ventures is a Singapore-based Venture Capital Firm that invests in and helps build tech category leaders from Asia.
  • Location: Singapore
  • Check size: $1M – $50M
  • Recent Investments: Evermos, KiotViet, Dat Bike

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Right Click Capital

  • About: Right Click Capital is a venture capital firm backing ambitious tech startups in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia.
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Check size: $100k – $20M
  • Recent Investments: Beam, Qwilr, Myriota

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Qualgro VC

  • About: Qualgro Venture Capital invests in B2B technology startups in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, at Series A and Series B.
  • Location: Singapore
  • Check size: $1M – $20M
  • Recent Investments: ErudiFi

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Speciale Invest

  • About: Speciale Invest is an early-stage investor focusing on Tech-driven/Deep-tech ventures.
  • Location: Bengaluru, India
  • Check size: $100k – $1M

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Strive VC

  • About: We will help each ambition come true through aggressive hands-on accumulation that embraces the entrepreneurial desires.
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Recent Investments: Raena, Hasura, BeaTrust

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>


South America SaaS Seed VC Firms

NXTP Ventures

  • About: NXTP Ventures backs early-stage technology companies led by extraordinary entrepreneurs throughout Latin America.
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Recent Investments: VU

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Monashees

  • About: A Brazilian venture capital firm active globally that invests in entrepreneurs committed to creating innovative solutions for a new world.
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Recent Investments: Flieber, Yaydoo, Pipo Saude

To learn more, view their Visible Connect Profile >>>

Related Resource: 7 Prominent Venture Capital Firms in Brazil


How to Find More Active Seed Stage Investors

As the venture landscape continues to shift, seed and pre-seed rounds are starting to become standard. This means that there are more funding options for more startups. The investors above are all venture capital firms but funding options go beyond VC for startups:

  • Angel Investors — Like venture capitalists, angel investors buy equity in startups. An angel investor is generally a wealthy individual who is looking to invest spare cash in an alternative investment. As we wrote in our post, How to Effectively Find + Secure Angel Investors for Your Startup, “This means that an angel investor may have alternative motives (personal interest in the problem, product, founders, etc.) whereas a venture capital firm is focusing on maximizing their returns.”
  • Friends & Family — When raising capital from friends and family, it is incredibly important to be transparent during the process. Early stage companies are generally a very risky investment and can lead to a loss of capital. Consider who has expendable income in your immediate network when reaching out.
  • Crowdfunding — Over the last few years, crowdfunding has become a more popular way to raise equity financing. As the team at Republic defines it, ‘Crowdfunding is a way to raise money from a large number of people. Large groups of people pool together small individual investments to provide the capital needed to get a company or project off the ground. Individuals, charities or companies can create a campaign for specific causes and anyone can contribute.”

Related Reading: 6 Types of Investors Startup Founders Need to Know About

You can use Visible Connect to filter and discover new investors for your SaaS business. Check out all of the seed stage investors in Visible Connect here.


Perfect Your Seed Round Pitch With This Slide Deck

Once you find your target investors and kickoff your raise, you will likely need a well-prepared pitch deck to share with investors. As we wrote in Our Favorite Seed Round Pitch Deck Template, “there are certain expectations for an early-stage/seed-stage startup to present in their pitch deck. Founders should tailor and adjust their pitch based on who they’re reaching out to, but great seed round pitches come down to a few core things: a succinct but exciting story, an exceptional team, product potential or traction, and a growth plan.”

Learn more about building a great seed round pitch deck here.

 


Streamline Your Seed-Stage Fundraising Process With Visible

Finding investors for the top of your fundraising funnel is only half the battle. Use Visible to find investors, share your pitch deck, and track the progress of your raise. Give Visible a free try for 14 days here.

 

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