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The 8 Best Private Equity Venture Capital Firms

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 17, 2022
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Are you looking for Private Equity funding for your startup?

There are many venture capital firms that provide this type of funding. In this article, we’ve compiled the top ones.

8 Private Equity Venture Capital Firms

1) Battery Ventures

Battery Ventures

Batter is a VC firm investing in technology companies worldwide, from startups to established market leaders.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Israel, United Kingdom
  • City: Boston, San Francisco, Tel Aviv-Yafo, London, New York
  • Started in: 1983
  • Founders: Rick Frisbie
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial, Consumer, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Devops, AI & ML, Fintech, Healthcare, Infrastructure
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Debt, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $500,000,000
  • Number of investments: 810
  • Number of exits: 197
  • Funds raised: $17,700,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Coinbase, Wayfair, Glassdoor

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (617) 948-3600.

2) Greycroft Partners

Greycroft Partners

Greycroft is a US-based venture capital redefining the internet economy by investing in tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: New York, Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Alan Patricof, Dana Settle, Ian Sigalow
  • Industries: Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, SaaS, Internet & Mobile, Healthcare, AI & ML, Automation, Cloud
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 737
  • Number of exits: 115
  • Funds raised: $2,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Shipt, Boxed, Semrush

You can find their website here.

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

3) Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures

With a regional focus in Texas, AV invests in early-stage and mid-market companies by sharing expertise with executives and entrepreneurs.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 1984
  • Founders: Joe Aragona, Ken Deangelis
  • Industries: Fintech, Healthcare, Industrial, Enterprise, Hardware, Internet & Mobile, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Number of investments: 393
  • Number of exits: 116
  • Funds raised: $4,400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Upland Bluevenn, Mavenir, Tasktop

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at khughes@austinventures.com.

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4) BGF (Business Growth Fund)

BGF (Business Growth Fund)

Business Growth Fund invests in small and mid-sized businesses in UK and Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, Ireland
  • City: Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Caerdydd, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Stephen Welton
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, AI & ML, E-Commerce, Education, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Media, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer, DTC, Energy, Infrastructure, Construction
  • Stages: Early Stage, Debt, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: £1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: £8,000,000
  • Number of investments: 381
  • Number of exits: 70
  • Funds raised: £597,300,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Miss Group, LoopMe, Trouva

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at enquiries@businessgrowthfund.co.uk.

5) Balderton Capital

Balderton Capital

Balderton is a venture capital firm that only invests in European-based startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Bernard Liautaud, Daniel Waterhouse, Suranga Chandratillake, James Wise, Rob Moffat
  • Industries: Healthcare, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Mobility, Fintech, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Debt, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: £150,000
  • Maximum check size: £500,000
  • Number of investments: 376
  • Number of exits: 73
  • Funds raised: £5,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Recorded Future, Sinch, Depop

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at inbound@balderton.com.

6) Atomico Ventures

Atomico Ventures

Atomico is a venture capital primarily focused on investing in European companies entering their growth stage.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Niklas Zennström
  • Industries: Enterprise, Consumer, Automation, Industrial, Food & Beverage, Internet & Mobile, Fintech, Health & Wellness, Transportation, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: £250,000
  • Maximum check size: £1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 206
  • Number of exits: 38
  • Funds raised: £2,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Supercell, Lendinvest, Truecaller

You can find their website here.

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

7) Galen Partners

Galen Partners

Galen Partners provide growth equity for healthcare and medtech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Stamford
  • Started in: 1990
  • Founders: Bruce Wesson
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare
  • Stages: Late Stage, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $30,000,000
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $70,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Quotient Biodiagnostics, Intouch Health, Sharecare

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at djhans@galen.com.

8) Elevation Partners

Elevation Partners

Elevation Partners, based in San Francisco, primarily invests in companies disrupting the technology and media industry.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Bret Pearlman, Fred Anderson, Marc Bodnick, Paul Hewson, Roger Mcnamee
  • Industries: Media, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: $25,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $300,000,000
  • Number of investments: 20
  • Number of exits: 13
  • 3 remarkable investments: Meta, Sonos, Sharethrough

You can find their website here.

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

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