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NYC’s Top Venture Capital Firms for Early-Stage Internet & Mobile Startups – Based on 2010 Deal Activity




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Which venture capital firms are writing checks to early-stage internet and mobile companies in NYC?  Below is a handy list for all of you NYC startup entrepreneurs.  Please note that the rankings are not of the top NYC-based venture firms.  If you are an early-stage internet company in NYC, you probably do not care where the investor has their office but instead, you want to know who is providing funding to startups based in New York city irrespective of where they are based.  As you’ll see in the list of firms, 1/3 of the top firms do not have an office in NYC (SV Angel, Spark Capital, Lowercase Capital and True Ventures)

And so without further ado, here is the list of the most active early-stage venture capital firms investing in NYC companies through Q3 2010 based on announced deals. Early-stage for the purposes of this analysis are Seed VC and Series A rounds.  If you are thinking of pitching these investors, we always recommend doing your own investor reverse due diligence.

If you are seeking funding, try the Funding Recommendation Engine(FRE).  It’s free and takes 5 minutes so you have nothing to lose and a list of potential investors to gain.  Learn more about the FRE here.


New York city top venture capital firms - early stage internet mobile

Lerer Media Ventures

Number of deals in 2010: 10

Select investments: Jibe, JumpPost, Fluidinfo

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: Lerer Media Ventures portfolio | Lerer Media Ventures team | A Guide to Super Angels

Betaworks

Number of deals in 2010: 7

Select investments: PingPin, chartbeat, GDGT

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: Betaworks portfolio | Betaworks team

First Round Capital

Number of deals in 2010: 7

Select investments: Stickybits, Smartling, LiveIntent

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: First Round Capital portfolio | First Round Capital team

Spark Capital

Number of deals in 2010: 5

Select investments: Work Market, Inform, GDGT

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: Spark Capital portfolio | Spark Capital team

RRE Ventures

Number of deals in 2010: 5

Select investments: ADstruc, Quirky, Spanfeller Media Group

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: RRE Ventures portfolio | RRE Ventures team

Founder Collective

Number of deals in 2010: 5

Select investments: Extension Entertainment, SeatGeek, Canvas Networks

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: Founder Collective portfolio | Founder Collective team

SV Angel

Number of deals in 2010: 4

Select investments: BankSimple, chartbeat, GroupMe

More Reverse Due Diligence InfoSV Angel portfolio | SV Angel team

DFJ Gotham

Number of deals in 2010: 4

Select investments: ADstruc, Sailthru, Philo

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: DFJ Gotham portfolio | DFJ Gotham team

True Ventures

Number of deals in 2010: 4

Select investmentsGDGT, AK Networks, Collecta

More Reverse Due Diligence InfoTrue Ventures portfolioTrue Ventures team

IA Ventures

Number of deals in 2010: 3

Select investments: FluidInfo, BankSimple

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: IA Ventures portfolio | IA Ventures team

Greenhill SAVP

Number of deals in 2010: 3

Select investments: MyNines, RealDirect

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: Greenhill SAVP portfolio | Greenhill SAVP team

Lowercase Capital

Number of deals in 2010: 3

Select investments: Stickybits, Quirky

More Reverse Due Diligence Info: Lowercase Capital portfolio Lowercase Capital team

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