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24 Top Legal Venture Capital Firms

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 16, 2022
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The Legal sector has been growing and evolving in recent years.

Investors and venture capital firms have been backing more founders from this space.

Here’s a list of venture capital firms providing funds to startups in the Legal industry.

24 Legal Venture Capital Firms

1) Y Combinator

Y Combinator

Y Combinator is a leading accelerator and venture capital providing mentorship and funding to companies across all sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Jessica Livingston, Lucas Thomaz, Paul Graham, Raffaele Colella, Robert Morris, Trevor Blackwell
  • Industries: Enterprise, SaaS, Big Data & Analytics, Productivity, DTC, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain & Logistics, Education, Consumer, Food & Beverage, Gaming, Future of Work, Social, Transportation, Travel & Hospitality, AR & VR, Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Biotech, Fintech, InsurTech, Industrial, Aerospace & Space, Climate & Sustainability, Robotics, Government Technology, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Legal, Marketing, Agriculture, Automative, Energy
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Number of investments: 4469
  • Number of exits: 444
  • 3 remarkable investments: Coinbase, Twitch, Reddit

You can find their website here.

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

2) Techstars

Techstars

Techstars is a global accelerator and early-stage investor since 2006.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Israel, USA, India, China
  • City: San Francisco, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Herẕliyya, New York
  • Started in: 1989
  • Founders: Samuel Isaly
  • Industries: Advertising, Aerospace & Space, Agriculture, AI & ML, Biotech, Crypto & Blockchain, Climate & Sustainability, Cloud, Consumer, Cybersecurity, SaaS, Big Data & Analytics, Developer Tools, E-Commerce, Education, Energy, Enterprise, Entertainment, Fintech, Sports, Food & Beverage, Future of Work, Gaming, Government Technology, Hardware, Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Legal, IoT, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Marketplace, Media, Mobility, Productivity, Proptech & Real Estate, Robotics, Marketing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Transportation, AR & VR, Travel & Hospitality
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $20,000
  • Maximum check size: $100,000
  • Number of investments: 4116
  • Number of exits: 951
  • Funds raised: $108,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Rootine, Packworks, Payymnt

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at help@techstars.com.

3) 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.

4) Draper VC

Draper VC

Based in Silicon Valley, Draper Associates has been an early-stage investor in tech companies, including Hotmail and Skype.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Silicon Valley
  • Started in: 1985
  • Founders: Tim Draper
  • Industries: Government Technology, Life Sciences, Biotech, Food & Beverage, Crypto & Blockchain, Education, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Mobility, Legal, Aerospace & Space
  • Stages: Seed
  • Number of investments: 406
  • Number of exits: 123
  • Funds raised: $230,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Phantom Neuro, UnumID, sHMOODY

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at plans@draper.vc.

5) Technology Crossover Ventures

Technology Crossover Ventures

TCV provides investment capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • City: London, New York, San Francisco
  • Started in: 1995
  • Founders: Jay Hoag, Rick Kimball
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Media, Enterprise, Entertainment, Proptech & Real Estate, Travel & Hospitality, Education, Marketing, Legal, Advertising
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series A, Series B, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $30,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $400,000,000
  • Number of investments: 393
  • Number of exits: 194
  • Funds raised: $20,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Meta, Netflix, Spotify

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at ir@tcv.com.

6) JMI Equity

JMI Equity

JMI Equity specialises in investing in growth-stage software companies across the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Baltimore, San Diego, Washington
  • Started in: 1992
  • Founders: Charles Noell, Harry Gruner
  • Industries: Cloud, Education, Proptech & Real Estate, Healthcare, Energy, InsurTech, Legal, Government Technology, Infrastructure, Marketing, Fintech, Non-Profit, Sales
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $15,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $125,000,000
  • Number of investments: 163
  • Number of exits: 68
  • Funds raised: $4,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Axonify, Lytx, Alertmedia

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at lcontrella@jmi.com.

7) Force Over Mass

Force Over Mass

Force Over Mass Capital is a multistage venture capital backing B2B technology in Europe and the UK from seed to series B stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, Belgium
  • City: London, Antwerp
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Martijn De Wever
  • Industries: AI & ML, Robotics, Big Data & Analytics, Crypto & Blockchain, Cloud, E-Commerce, Fintech, InsurTech, Gaming, Healthcare, Industrial, Legal, Supply Chain & Logistics, Marketplace, Consumer, SaaS, Cybersecurity
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 160
  • Number of exits: 28
  • Funds raised: £115,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Artificial, Weavr, Pomelo Pay

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at clientservices@fomcap.com.

8) Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird is a multistage venture capital investing in European companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin, Munich
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: Benjamin Wilkening, Cem Sertoglu, Christian Nagel, Hendrik Brandis, Roland Manger, Rolf Mathies
  • Industries: Biotech, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Education, Enterprise, Productivity, Fintech, Gaming, IoT, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, AI & ML, Marketplace, Media, Proptech & Real Estate, Travel & Hospitality, DTC, Robotics, Transportation, Legal, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: €200,000
  • Maximum check size: €15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 158
  • Number of exits: 42
  • Funds raised: €2,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Aiven, Lexoo, N26

You can find their website here.

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

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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.

10) M25

M25

Based in Chicago, M25 funds early-stage tech investments in Midwest.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Mike Asem
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, IoT, Consumer, E-Commerce, Education, Legal, Enterprise, Entertainment, Media, Sports, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Hardware, Marketing, Proptech & Real Estate, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 131
  • Number of exits: 19
  • Funds raised: $32,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: OpenFinance Network, Petronics, Pactsafe

You can find their website here.

11) Monashees

Monashees

Based in Brazil, monashees is a Latin American venture capital firm investing in tech companies from launch to growth stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Brazil
  • City: São Paulo
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Eric Acher, Fabio Igel
  • Industries: AI & ML, E-Commerce, Enterprise, Education, Fintech, Food & Beverage, IoT, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, Marketplace, Internet & Mobile, Legal, Agriculture, Advertising
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 104
  • Number of exits: 26
  • Funds raised: $280,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Loggi, Contaazul, Loft

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@monashees.com.br.

12) Canary

Canary

Canary is a Brazilian venture capital firm backing Latam tech founders.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Brazil
  • City: São Paulo
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Florian Hagenbuch, Julio Vasconcellos, Marcos De Toledo Leite, Mate Pencz, Patrick De Picciotto
  • Industries: Education, Fintech, Entertainment, Healthcare, Marketplace, Proptech & Real Estate, SaaS, InsurTech, Transportation, Legal, Agriculture, Marketing, Human Resources
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 82
  • Number of exits: 9
  • Funds raised: $3,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Docket, Trybe, Gupy

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@canary.com.br.

13) Smedvig Capital

Smedvig Capital

Smedvig Capital is a London-based venture capital firm leading Series A and Series B deals.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 1996
  • Founders: Peter Smedvig, Johnny Hewett
  • Industries: Enterprise, Big Data & Analytics, Fintech, SaaS, Legal, Advertising, Automative
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: £3,000,000
  • Maximum check size: £10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 75
  • Number of exits: 54
  • Funds raised: £565,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Masabi, Yumpingo, Semble

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +44 20 7451 2100.

14) Day One Ventures

Day One Ventures

Day One Ventures is a pre-seed and seed-stage VC firm investing in customer-obsessed companies in the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Masha Bucher
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Food & Beverage, Productivity, Legal, Human Resources
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 65
  • Number of exits: 13
  • Funds raised: $72,600,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: You.xom, Continuum Technology, Vibrant Planet

You can find their website here.

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

15) Icebreaker

Icebreaker

Icebreaker Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in Estonia, Finland and Sweden.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden
  • City: Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Lasse Lehtinen
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, IoT, Travel & Hospitality, Advertising, AI & ML, Big Data & Analytics, Proptech & Real Estate, AR & VR, Automation, Developer Tools, Media, Entertainment, Automative, Energy, Human Resources, Legal, SaaS, Hardware, E-Commerce, Education
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €150,000
  • Maximum check size: €800,000
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Funds raised: €126,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: HoxHunt, Logmore, Flowhaven

You can find their website here.

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

16) Samaipata

Samaipata

Samaipata backs early-stage founders building companies in Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • City: Berlin, Barcelona, London
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Daniel Sanchez
  • Industries: Marketplace, E-Commerce, DTC, Consumer, Human Resources, Legal, Food & Beverage, SaaS, Enterprise
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €750,000
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 6
  • Funds raised: €200,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Geomiq, Karmen, Fintecture

You can find their website here.

17) 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.

18) Byfounders

Byfounders

Based in Denmark, byFounders is a community-focused early-stage venture capital investing in Nordic entrepreneurs.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Denmark
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Tommy Andersen, Eric Lagier
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, InsurTech, Gaming, Proptech & Real Estate, IoT, Climate & Sustainability, Fintech, Travel & Hospitality, SaaS, Legal, Marketing
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 40
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: €100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Vibrant, Qvin, Smitten

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@byfounders.vc.

19) Addventure

Addventure

Addventure is an international investment fund from Cyprus.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Cyprus
  • City: Limassol
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Max Medvedev
  • Industries: Marketplace, SaaS, Legal, Food & Beverage, Healthcare
  • Stages: Series A, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 23
  • Number of exits: 5
  • 3 remarkable investments: Miso, Cleanly, Mr Jeff

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at apply@addventure.vc.

20) Vision Ventures

Vision Ventures

Vision Ventures is a pre-seed and seed investor in Slovakia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Slovakia
  • City: Bratislava
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Tomáš Bél
  • Industries: Legal, Crypto & Blockchain, Cloud, E-Commerce, Productivity, Human Resources, AI & ML
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: €100,000
  • Maximum check size: €800,000
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: €1,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Sloneek, Elysium, instyle.ai

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@visionventures.vc.

21) Graduate Entrepreneur

Graduate Entrepreneur

Based in the Netherlands, Graduate Entrepreneur provides funding and coaching to young entrepreneurs who graduated from their partnered universities.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Netherlands
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Auke Van Den Hout
  • Industries: AI & ML, Marketplace, Legal
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €76,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 16
  • Funds raised: €56,000,000

You can find their website here.

22) BCF Ventures

BCF Ventures

BCF Ventures is a Canadian corporate VC firm investing in American and European technology companies at seed and Series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Montréal
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Anne-Marie Boucher, Sergio A. Escobar
  • Industries: Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise, AI & ML, Healthcare, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics, Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, Legal
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Maximum check size: $125,000
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $1,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Athennian, MedStack, Bridgr

You can find their website here.

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

23) 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.

24) SBK Tech Ventures

SBK Tech Ventures

SBK Tech Ventures is a sector-agnostic tech venture capital firm funding companies targeting the Bangladesh market.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Bangladesh
  • City: Dhaka
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Sonia Bashir Kabir
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Education, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Legal, Agriculture, Fintech
  • Stages: Series A, Seed
  • Number of investments: 5
  • Funds raised: $25,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Priyoshop, Jatri, Loox

You can find their website here.

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

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