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14 Venture Capital Firms in Austin

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 3, 2022
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Finding the right VC firm or investor isn’t easy. Some will provide mentorship and operational expertise. Others will only provide you with the capital.

Here’s a list of the top venture capital firms in Austin so that you can find an investor that fits you and your startup.

14 Venture Capital Firms in Austin

1) 500 Startups

500 Startups

500 Global is a globally renowned venture capital firm investing in early-stage tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea, Taiwan
  • City: San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Washington, Abu Dhabi, Baku, Cairo, Dubai, Manama, Riyadh, Bangalore, Bangkok, Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jaipur, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Christine Tsai, Dave Mcclure
  • Industries: SaaS, Media, E-Commerce, Consumer, Healthcare, Proptech & Real Estate, Hardware & Industrials, Education, Devops, Fintech, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 2600
  • Number of exits: 339
  • Funds raised: $67,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Canva, Solana, Reddit

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@500startups.com.

2) Alumni Ventures Group

Alumni Ventures Group

Alumni Ventures co-invest in companies invested by other established venture capital firms across diverse industries, stages and regions.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Manchester, Boston, New York, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Barrick Rothchild, Beth Obermiller, Luke Antal, Michael Madden, Santana Henry
  • Industries: AI & ML, AR & VR, Consumer, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Industrial, IoT, Life Sciences, Proptech & Real Estate, SaaS, Climate & Sustainability, Transportation, Media, Manufacturing
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 1205
  • Number of exits: 98
  • Funds raised: $1,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Fis, Blockfi, Simplisafe

You can find their website here.

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

3) Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation that provides investment support and opportunities for founders looking to build their businesses in Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Czechia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Brazil, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
  • City: Dublin, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Prague, London, Brussels, Warsaw, São Paulo, Austin, Toronto, New York, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Riyadh, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Shannon, København
  • Started in: 1998
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Maximum check size: €50,000
  • Number of investments: 686
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: €216,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Profitero, Immersive VR Education, Invinity Energy Systems PLC

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at equitydept@enterprise-ireland.com.

4) 8VC

8VC

Headquartered in San Francisco, 8VC primarily invest in enterprise SaaS companies through its seed to series C fundings.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Austin, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Drew Oetting
  • Industries: Healthcare, Biotech, Consumer, Enterprise, Supply Chain & Logistics, Government Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Fintech
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 424
  • Number of exits: 42
  • Funds raised: $425,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Unlearn, Theia, BigHat Bioscience

You can find their website here.

5) 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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6) Antler

Antler

Antler is a venture capital firm providing early-stage investments and global residency programs to support founders worldwide.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, France, Sweden, Australia, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Kenya
  • City: Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Bangalore, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Seoul, Tokyo, Austin, Boulder, New York, São Paulo, Toronto, Nairobi, Sydney
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Magnus Grimeland,Fridtjof Berge, Dilan Mizrakli Landgraff, Vegard Medbo, Jussi Salovaara
  • Industries: AI & ML, Consumer, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Fintech, SaaS, Gaming, Proptech & Real Estate, Internet & Mobile, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain & Logistics, Healthcare, Media
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 365
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $82,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: ChatFood, Baselime, Genuine Taste

You can find their website here.

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

7) Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire is a VC firm that specializes in enterprise software sectors and invests in fast-growing B2B companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • City: Austin, San Francisco, Palo Alto, London
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Andreas Weiskam, David Hartwig, Doug Higgins, Jai Das, Nino Marakovic
  • Industries: AI & ML, Enterprise, SaaS, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics, Devops, Fintech, Healthcare, Sports
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $3,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 320
  • Number of exits: 95
  • Funds raised: $8,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Docusign, Monday.com, Mulesoft

You can find their website here.

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

8) 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.

9) Sevin Rosen Funds

Sevin Rosen Funds

Sevin Rosen Funds is a Texas-based VC firm investing in tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • City: Dallas, Austin, Palo Alto, London
  • Started in: 1981
  • Founders: Ben Rosen, L.J. Sevin
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Media, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Industrial, Energy, Productivity, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage, Debt
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 218
  • Number of exits: 63
  • Funds raised: $1,700,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Splunk, Vidyo, Alder Biopharmaceuticals

You can find their website here.

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

10) Mercury Fund

Mercury Fund

Mercury fund partners with American founders building software companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Idah, Austin, Ann Arbor
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Aziz Gilani, Blair Garrou, Dan Watkins
  • Industries: SaaS, Enterprise, Marketplace, Supply Chain & Logistics, Fintech, Crypto & Blockchain, Manufacturing, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 209
  • Number of exits: 22
  • Funds raised: $200,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Topl, Blumira, Volt

You can find their website here.

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

11) Moonshots Capital

Moonshots Capital

Moonshots Capital is a seed investor in Los Angeles and Austin.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Austin, Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Kelly Perdew, Craig Cummings
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Gaming, Transportation, Media
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $750,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 129
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: $36,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Slack, Linkedin, Truecar

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at kelly@moonshotscapital.com.

12) Next Coast Ventures

Next Coast Ventures

Next Coast Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm in Austin.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Mike Smerklo. Thomas Ball
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Marketplace, Future of Work, Consumer, Enterprise, DTC, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 102
  • Number of exits: 18
  • Funds raised: $310,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: CoreChain Tech, Diligent Robotics, Passage Identity

You can find their website here.

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

13) Moneta Ventures

Moneta Ventures

Moneta funds pre-seed to series B enterprise SaaS companies on the west coast of the US and Texas.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Folsom, Austin
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Lokesh Sikaria
  • Industries: Cloud, Healthcare, Internet & Mobile, Consumer, AI & ML, Biotech, Proptech & Real Estate, Automation, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 53
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Funds raised: $300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: TruckBook, ConverseNow, Trufan

You can find their website here.

14) Unknown Ventures

Unknown Ventures

Located in Austin, Unknown Ventures is a venture studio providing funding and operational support to startups in their pre-seed to series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Briggs Mitchell, Mitch Morales
  • Industries: Proptech & Real Estate, Media, Entertainment
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Series A, Seed
  • Number of investments: 15
  • 3 remarkable investments: Breakr, Crowdfun, Euphoria

You can find their website here.

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

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