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26 Venture Capital Firms in the Creator Economy Industry

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 16, 2022
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Some venture capital firms exclusively invest in specific industries. Other venture capital firms are stage agnostic.

In this article, we compiled a list of top venture capital firms that invest in the Creator Economy sector.

26 Creator Economy Venture Capital Firms

1) Charles River Ventures

Charles River Ventures

CRV is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and Boston. It invests in three key areas: enterprise infrastructure SaaS, cloud computing and mobile computing.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston
  • Started in: 1970
  • Founders: Dave Salvant, Rick Burnes, Songe Laron
  • Industries: Biotech, Consumer, Enterprise, Creator Economy, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 626
  • Number of exits: 153
  • Funds raised: $2,600,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Zendesk, Twitter, Ring

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at careers@crv.com.

2) Seed Camp

Seed Camp

Seedcamp is a European startup fund that seeks investments in early-stage entrepreneurs who are targeting worldwide markets.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Reshma Sohoni, Carlos Espinal
  • Industries: SaaS, Robotics, AI & ML, Crypto & Blockchain, Cloud, Infrastructure, Big Data & Analytics, Developer Tools, E-Commerce, Education, Future of Work, Fintech, Productivity, Gaming, Human Resources, InsurTech, IoT, Marketing, Advertising, Marketplace, Media, Creator Economy, Proptech & Real Estate, Cybersecurity, Social, Travel & Hospitality
  • Stages: Seed
  • Minimum check size: £300,000
  • Maximum check size: £500,000
  • Number of investments: 612
  • Number of exits: 159
  • Funds raised: £78,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Hopin, Wise, Revolut

You can find their website here.

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

3) Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in the power of the internet through technology companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Brad Burnham, Fred Wilson
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Consumer, Crypto & Blockchain, Education, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Hardware, Health & Wellness, AI & ML, Media, Proptech & Real Estate, Future of Work, Developer Tools, DTC, Creator Economy, Gaming, InsurTech, Marketplace, Social, Transportation, Advertising, Infrastructure
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 396
  • Number of exits: 54
  • Funds raised: $2,500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Coinbase, Twitter, Cloudflare

You can find their website here.

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

4) QED Investors

QED Investors

Based in Virginia, QED exclusively invests in fintech companies across the U.S., the U.K. and Latin America.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA, Austria, Canada, Sweden, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands
  • City: Washington, Vienna, Vancouver, Shanghai, Seattle, São Paulo, Santa Monica, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Rio de Janeiro, Quebec City, Pune, Overland Park, Oakland, New York, Mumbai, Montréal, Miami, Mexico City, Los Angeles, London, Houston, Dublin, Denver, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Boston, Bogotá, Bethesda, Bangalore, Austin, Atlanta, Mesa, Amsterdam, Alexandria, Alexandria, Porto Alegre
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Caribou Honig, Frank Rotman, Nigel Morris
  • Industries: Creator Economy, Crypto & Blockchain, Fintech, Education, Healthcare, InsurTech, Marketplace, Proptech & Real Estate, E-Commerce, Advertising, Human Resources
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 260
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: $4,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Shop Circle, Solfácil, Zubale

You can find their website here.

5) Forerunner Ventures

Forerunner Ventures

Forerunner Ventures is an American venture capital focusing on the consumer mindset to build companies based on consumer needs.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Kirsten Green
  • Industries: DTC, Consumer, Healthcare, Education, Creator Economy
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Growth
  • Number of investments: 242
  • Number of exits: 56
  • Funds raised: $1,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Balance, Studio, A-Frame

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investments@forerunnerventures.com.

6) Creandum

Creandum

Creandum is a European VC firm backing tech founders in their early stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Sweden
  • City: Stockholm, Berlin, London, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Staffan Helgesson
  • Industries: Creator Economy, Crypto & Blockchain, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 234
  • Number of exits: 59
  • Funds raised: $500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Tesseract, Laka, Distribusion

You can find their website here.

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

7) Kalaari Capital

Kalaari Capital

Founded in 2006, Kalaari Capital is an early-stage tech VC firm in India.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bangalore
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Vani Kola, Rajesh Raju
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Consumer, Creator Economy, Crypto & Blockchain, E-Commerce, Education, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Transportation, Healthcare, Social, Travel & Hospitality, Deep Tech & Hard Science, SaaS, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sports
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 194
  • Number of exits: 45
  • Funds raised: $600,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Creative Galileo, Phable, Zocket

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +91 80-6715-9600.

8) 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.

9) Chicago Ventures

Chicago Ventures

Launched in 2012, Chicago Ventures is an early-stage capital investing in overlooked founding teams.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Stuart Larkins
  • Industries: Consumer, Education, Enterprise, Entertainment, Gaming, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Supply Chain & Logistics, Media, Proptech & Real Estate, Robotics, Automation, Productivity, Government Technology, InsurTech, Creator Economy, Manufacturing, Legal, Agriculture, Fintech
  • Stages: Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,500,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 156
  • Number of exits: 47
  • Funds raised: $1,500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Olive, NOCD, OneRail

You can find their website here.

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

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10) Connect Ventures

Connect Ventures

Connect Ventures is a product-first venture capital investing in tech companies from seed to series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Pietro Bezza, Sitar Teli
  • Industries: SaaS, Crypto & Blockchain, Enterprise, AR & VR, Creator Economy, Education
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: £200,000
  • Maximum check size: £1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 127
  • Number of exits: 27
  • Funds raised: £80,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Stitch, Typeform, PortalOne

You can find their website here.

11) R/GA Ventures

R/GA Ventures

Based in NYC, R/GA Ventures provides programs and capital to early-stage startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Nick Coronges
  • Industries: AI & ML, Big Data & Analytics, Crypto & Blockchain, Consumer, Creator Economy, Enterprise, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, IoT, Media, Social, Energy, Sports
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 124
  • Number of exits: 16
  • 3 remarkable investments: AgentQ, AiRMAP, Adludio

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at venturespress@rga.com.

12) Alpaca Ventures

Alpaca Ventures

Alpaca VC is a seed-stage venture capital firm investing in people, products and processes transforming the physical and digital commerce landscape.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ryan Freedman
  • Industries: Proptech & Real Estate, DTC, Crypto & Blockchain, Consumer, Future of Work, Creator Economy, Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 93
  • Number of exits: 26
  • Funds raised: $100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: OpenSpace, Pack Digital, Lipstream

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hey@alpaca.vc.

13) 100X VC

100X VC

Based in India, 100X VC invests and works closely with early-stage startup founders to help them succeed.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Sanjay Mehta, Yagnesh Sanghrajka
  • Industries: Agriculture, Enterprise, Consumer, Climate & Sustainability, Creator Economy, Deep Tech & Hard Science, E-Commerce, Education, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Gaming, Hardware, Healthcare, Human Resources, Supply Chain & Logistics, Marketplace, Marketing, SaaS, Social, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: ₹12,500,000
  • Number of investments: 80
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: ₹5,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: FnV Fans, Snug, Ava

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at pitch@100x.vc.

14) Seven Seven Six

Seven Seven Six

Seven Seven Six is a venture capital firm founded by the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Palm Beach Gardens
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Alexis Ohanian
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Gaming, Aerospace & Space, Creator Economy, SaaS, Fintech, Health & Wellness, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Seed
  • Number of investments: 78
  • Funds raised: $500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Pipe, Alt, Lolli

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@sevensevensix.

15) Starting Line

Starting Line

Founded in 2018, Starting Line is a venture fund focusing on consumer-focused startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ezra Galston
  • Industries: Creator Economy, DTC, Consumer, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Crypto & Blockchain, Fintech
  • Stages: Seed
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $30,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: B+J Studios, Dibz, Ubiguitous

You can find their website here.

16) 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.

17) 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.

18) Cleo Capital

Cleo Capital

Cleo capital is an American venture capital investing in pre-seed stage startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Sarah Kunst
  • Industries: Future of Work, Creator Economy, Consumer, Fintech, InsurTech, Proptech & Real Estate, Legal
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 44
  • Funds raised: $3,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Virridy, Planet Fwd, Switchboard

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at sarah@cleocap.com.

19) ScaleUp

ScaleUp

ScaleUP Ventures, based in Toronto, Canada, is a venture capital firm that supports early-stage technology companies in scaling their company to the international market.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto, Vancouver
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Kevin Kimsa, Razor Suleman
  • Industries: Fintech, Enterprise, SaaS, Creator Economy
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 43
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Mojix, Sonder, Fusebill

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at christian@suv.vc.

20) Exto Partners

Exto Partners

Exto Partners is a late-stage VC firm providing growth equity to Australian companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Rushcutters Bay
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Peter Hammond, Wiliam Deane
  • Industries: Education, Industrial, Health & Wellness, Marketplace, Creator Economy, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 7
  • 3 remarkable investments: Zetaris, Airtasker, Hey You

You can find their website here.

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

21) Rapid Pioneers

Rapid Pioneers

Based in Berlin, Rapid Pioneers Group partners and invest in companies building consumer brands.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Roman Kirsch
  • Industries: Consumer, Internet & Mobile, Creator Economy, DTC
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: €500,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Yepoda, Happyglam, Amorelie

You can find their website here.

22) Atelier Ventures

Atelier Ventures

Atelier Ventures is an early-stage VC firm specializing in creator economy investments.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Li Jin
  • Industries: Creator Economy, Future of Work
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $300,000
  • Number of investments: 16
  • Funds raised: $110,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Sound.xyz, Contra, Luma

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@atelierventures.co.

23) Collider Ventures

Collider Ventures

Collider Ventures is a Web3-focused venture capital fund actively investing in early-stage tech companies since 2018.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Israel
  • City: Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adam Benayoun, Avishay Ovadia, Ofer Rotem
  • Industries: Fintech, Crypto & Blockchain, Creator Economy, Developer Tools, Gaming
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Funds raised: $8,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Nexus Mutual, Voltage Finance, RedStone

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at invest@collider.vc.

24) Frontline Ventures

Frontline Ventures

Frontline Ventures seeks investment in founders building global companies in their pre-seed and seed stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
  • City: Dublin, London
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Elaine Collins
  • Industries: AI & ML, SaaS, Automation, Creator Economy, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Legal, Marketing
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,500,000
  • Number of investments: 8
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: $83,800,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Lattice, Qualio, Evervault

You can find their website here.

25) TBT Partners

TBT Partners

TBT Partners is a Korean venture capital firm backing global consumer-focused startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ram Lee
  • Industries: Consumer, Social, Entertainment, Media, Creator Economy, Internet & Mobile, DTC
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A
  • Number of investments: 8
  • Funds raised: $240,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Dive Studios, Wave, Monolabs

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@tbt.partners.

26) DAOL Investment

DAOL Investment

DAOL Investment is a stage-agnostic Korean venture capital since 1981.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Korea, USA, China
  • City: Sŏngnam, Palo Alto, Shanghai
  • Started in: 1981
  • Founders: Shin Jin Ho
  • Industries: Entertainment, Media, Creator Economy, Internet & Mobile, Industrial, Biotech, Healthcare, Consumer, Crypto & Blockchain, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $37,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ensemble Communications

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at webmaster@daolinvestment.com.

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