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By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 16, 2022
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Are you a founder building a startup in the API industry?

Whether you’re still in the early stages of your entrepreneur journey or you’ve already found product-market fit and are ready to scale your company, I think you’ll find useful this list of venture capital firms investing in your industry.

23 API Venture Capital Firms

1) Insight Venture Partners

Insight Venture Partners

Insight Partners is a growth-stage VC firm investing in technology and software companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 1995
  • Founders: Jeff Horing, Jerry Murdock
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Devops, E-Commerce, Education, Fintech, Government Technology, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, Proptech & Real Estate, Future of Work, AI & ML, API, Food & Beverage, Marketplace, Legal, Infrastructure
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Series A, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $15,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 932
  • Number of exits: 184
  • Funds raised: $46,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Twitter, Docusign, Shopify

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at growth@insightpartners.com.

2) Bain Capital Ventures

Bain Capital Ventures

Bain Capital Ventures invests in startups looking to disrupt existing markets at their seed to growth stages in enterprise software, infrastructure software and data-related fields.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Boston, New York, San Francisco, Palo Alto
  • Started in: 1984
  • Founders: James Nahirny, Michael Krupka
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Fintech, Biotech, Enterprise, Deep Tech & Hard Science, SaaS, Developer Tools, API, Infrastructure
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $100,000,000
  • Number of investments: 570
  • Number of exits: 117
  • Funds raised: $6,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Blockfi, Docusign, Rapid7

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at bcv@baincapitalventures.com.

3) Notion Capital

Notion Capital

Based in London, Notion VC invests in European SaaS and cloud companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Stephen Chandler
  • Industries: SaaS, Cloud, Developer Tools, Devops, API, Deep Tech & Hard Science, AI & ML, Creator Economy, Fintech, InsurTech
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: £2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: £20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 193
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: £275,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Cledara, Stable, Cyscale

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@notion.vc.

4) BoldStart Ventures

BoldStart Ventures

BoldStart Venture is an American venture capital investing in software and blockchain technology.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York, Miami
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ed Sim
  • Industries: SaaS, Cybersecurity, Crypto & Blockchain, API, Developer Tools
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 176
  • Number of exits: 41
  • Funds raised: $192,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Robin, Blockdaemon, Spectro Cloud

You can find their website here.

5) AngelPad

AngelPad

AngelPad is an American seed-stage accelerator program with offices in New York and San Francisco.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Carine Magescas
  • Industries: SaaS, Marketplace, API, Healthcare, AI & ML, Internet & Mobile, Enterprise, Consumer
  • Stages: Seed
  • Maximum check size: $120,000
  • Number of investments: 150
  • Number of exits: 37
  • Funds raised: $2,200,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Spacey Studios, Gatik, Hive

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at angelpad@angelpad.org.

6) Alven Capital Partners

Alven Capital Partners

Headquartered in Paris, Alven is an early-stage French venture capital funding European startups in its Seed and Series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: France, United Kingdom
  • City: Paris, London
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Guillaume Aubin
  • Industries: AI & ML, SaaS, Marketplace, Productivity, Social, Entertainment, Developer Tools, Crypto & Blockchain, API, Internet & Mobile, Fintech, InsurTech
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 136
  • Number of exits: 69
  • Funds raised: $500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Kiln, Bunch, Mindee

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@alven.com.

7) Fidelity Ventures

Fidelity Ventures

Fidelity Ventures is a premier venture capital firm based in Boston, MA that specializes in the funding of emerging growth companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 1969
  • Founders: Ramin Nia
  • Industries: Enterprise, API, SaaS, Crypto & Blockchain, Developer Tools, InsurTech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 111
  • Number of exits: 44
  • Funds raised: £250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Alibaba Group, Redhill Biopharma, Black Duck

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at ventures@fidelityventures.com.

8) Core Innovation Capital

Core Innovation Capital

Core Innovation Capital exclusively invests in fintech companies with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Arjan Schütte
  • Industries: Consumer, API, Fintech, Healthcare, InsurTech, Proptech & Real Estate
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 86
  • Number of exits: 15
  • Funds raised: $220,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Nerdwallet, Oportun, Ripple

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@corevc.com.

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9) Expara Ventures

Expara Ventures

Expara is a Singaporean venture capital firm investing in SouthEast Asian startups since 2007.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Thailand, Vietnam
  • City: Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Douglas Abrams
  • Industries: Food & Beverage, IoT, E-Commerce, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Social, Marketplace, Government Technology, Cloud, Proptech & Real Estate, Fintech, AI & ML, Health & Wellness, Gaming, Climate & Sustainability, Education, Hardware, Biotech, API, SaaS, Media, Agriculture, Drones
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 77
  • Number of exits: 9
  • 3 remarkable investments: Gheorg, Systemstone, Compliy

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at inquiries@expara.com.

10) Basis Set Venture

Basis Set Venture

Basis Set is an AI-focused venture capital firm backing founders using AI technology to increase productivity.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Dr. Lan Xuezhao
  • Industries: AI & ML, Automation, Developer Tools, Productivity, API
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 65
  • Number of exits: 5
  • Funds raised: $165,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Omni, Star Sharks, Dataro

You can find their website here.

11) Kibo

Kibo

Kibo Ventures is a Spanish venture capital firm financing tech startups in Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Spain, Portugal
  • City: Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Aquilino Peña, Javier Torremocha, José María Amusátegui
  • Industries: Social, API, Fintech, Travel & Hospitality, Transportation, SaaS, Cloud, AI & ML, Big Data & Analytics, E-Commerce, Consumer, Enterprise, Proptech & Real Estate, Marketplace
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 63
  • Number of exits: 20
  • Funds raised: €1,500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Trip4real, Jetlore, Captio

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@kiboventures.com.

12) Luminar Ventures

Luminar Ventures

Luminar Ventures is a Nordic VC firm investing in pre-seed and seed companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany, Vietnam
  • City: Stockholm, Asker, Hanoi, Munich
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Martin Henricson
  • Industries: Human Resources, Fintech, Gaming, Enterprise, AI & ML, Automation, API, InsurTech
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Number of investments: 58
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Funds raised: €132,700,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Muninn, Debricked, Health Integrator

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@luminarventures.com.

13) Charge VC

Charge VC

Charge Ventures is a pre-seed venture capital based in NYC.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Brett Martin, Chris Habachy
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Transportation, Industrial, Fintech, DTC, Developer Tools, Internet & Mobile, API, Healthcare, Big Data & Analytics, AI & ML, Food & Beverage, Creator Economy
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $750,000
  • Number of investments: 56
  • Number of exits: 14
  • Funds raised: $3,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Slai, Instnt, Trill Labs

You can find their website here.

14) Matchstick Ventures

Matchstick Ventures

Matchstick Ventures is a pre-seed and seed investor focusing on tech companies in the North and Rockies regions of the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Minneapolis
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Ryan Broshar, Natty Zola
  • Industries: API, Marketplace, Crypto & Blockchain, Supply Chain & Logistics, Fintech, Proptech & Real Estate, SaaS
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,500,000
  • Number of investments: 56
  • Funds raised: $90,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Fivable, Coherent, Honest Jobs

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at ryan@matchstickventures.com.

15) Gelt VC

Gelt VC

Based in the US, Gelt Venture Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm backing American and European founders across all sectors except biotech and blockchain.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Ann Arbor
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Keith Wasserman, Damian Langere
  • Industries: AI & ML, AR & VR, API, Big Data & Analytics, Automation, Climate & Sustainability, Cloud, Consumer, Creator Economy, Cybersecurity, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Developer Tools, E-Commerce, Education, Enterprise, Fintech, Industrial, Media, Future of Work, Food & Beverage, Gaming, Health & Wellness, IoT, Proptech & Real Estate, Robotics, Transportation, Hardware & Industrials
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $25,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 51
  • Number of exits: 13
  • Funds raised: $7,900,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: SuperHi, 1V1Me, Epoch

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at turner@gelt.vc.

16) Bedrock

Bedrock

Founded in 2018, Bedrock is an American series A to C investor backing founders challenging popular narratives.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Geoff Lewis, Eric Stromberg
  • Industries: AI & ML, Fintech, API, Human Resources, Healthcare, SaaS, Enterprise, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $50,000,000
  • Number of investments: 40
  • 3 remarkable investments: Microacquire, Atmos, Unsplash

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at sid@bedrockcap.com.

17) Ingressive Capital

Ingressive Capital

Ingressive Capital is a pre-seed and seed-stage venture capital for tech companies in Sub-Saharan Africa regions.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Nigeria
  • City: Lagos
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Maya Horgan Famodu
  • Industries: Fintech, Devops, Transportation, Biotech, Supply Chain & Logistics, Proptech & Real Estate, API, Cloud, Automative, Agriculture
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Maximum check size: $400,000
  • Number of investments: 34
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $10,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Paystack, Bamboo, 54gene

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investments@ingressive.co.

18) First Momentum Ventures

First Momentum Ventures

First Momentum Ventures is a German pre-seed investing firm backing European enterprise startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Karlsruhe
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Alexander Kaiser, Andreas Fischer, Benedikt Stolz, Karl Lorey, Sebastian Bohmer
  • Industries: Enterprise, AI & ML, Cloud, API, SaaS, Marketplace
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €250,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Funds raised: €250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Stealth, TiloDB, EqualTo

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at founders@firstmomentum.vc.

19) Hala Ventures

Hala Ventures

HALA Ventures, based in Saudia Arabia, is one of the most active MENA venture capital funding early and growth-stage tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • City: Al Khobar
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Hussain Almarhoon
  • Industries: InsurTech, Marketplace, Fintech, Food & Beverage, API, Education, Media, Productivity
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: $24,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: El-Dokkan, Krave Mart, CreditFins

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at Info@halavc.com.

20) Hetz Venture

Hetz Venture

Hetz Ventures backs ambitious early-stage startups in Isreal.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Israel
  • City: Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Judah Taub
  • Industries: API, Developer Tools, AI & ML, Enterprise, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 30
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $123,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Anima, Digma, Blink

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@hetz.vc.

21) B-value

B-value

Bvalue is a seed-stage venture fund for tech companies in the CEE region.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Poland
  • City: Kraków, Warsaw
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Maciej Balsewicz
  • Industries: Marketplace, AI & ML, Proptech & Real Estate, E-Commerce, SaaS, Gaming, Marketing, Human Resources, API
  • Stages: Seed, Growth
  • Minimum check size: €200,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 28
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: €100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Seedia, RevolMatic, PushPushGo

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at pitch@bvalue.com.

22) Tidal

Tidal

Tidal Ventures is a seed-stage VC fund focused on product-driven Australian startups looking to expand internationally.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, USA
  • City: Sydney, New York
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andrea Kowalski, Grant McCarthy, Murray Bleach, Wendell Keuneman
  • Industries: Enterprise, SaaS, API, Cybersecurity
  • Stages: Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Number of exits: 0
  • Funds raised: $40,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Checkbox, TheLoops, Shippit

You can find their website here.

23) Ascent Capital Advisors

Ascent Capital Advisors

Based in India, Ascent Capital has been investing in ambitious Indian founders since 2008.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bangalore, Mumbai
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Raja Kumar
  • Industries: Marketplace, E-Commerce, Healthcare, API, Education, Food & Beverage, Fintech, InsurTech, IoT, DTC, AI & ML
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $30,000,000
  • Number of investments: 8
  • 3 remarkable investments: Acko, Robosoft, Solara

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@ascentcapital.in.

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