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10 Venture Capital Firms in New York in 2022

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I’ve spent the last weeks collecting and analyzing the top VC firms in New York in 2022. Here’s a list of 10:

10 New York VC Firms

1) Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in financing for early-stage, growth-capital, late-stage, and startup companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2003
  • Founders: Brad Burnham, Fred Wilson
  • Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $1.9B across 11 funds
  • Investments: 377
  • Exits: 53
  • Notable investments: Twilio, Cloudflare, and Coinbase


2) Insight Venture Partners

Insight Venture Partners

Insight Partners is a PE firm that invests in technology and software firms in their growth stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 1995
  • Founders: Jeff Horing, Jerry Murdock
  • Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $26.1B across 10 funds
  • Investments: 829
  • Exits: 179
  • Notable investments: WeWork, Alteryx, and Qualtrics


3) Starta VC

Starta VC

Starta is a venture ecosystem that aims to locate, nurture, and support early-stage tech talent. They assist startups in gaining momentum in the United States and scaling abroad.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2011
  • Founders: Alexey Girin, Anastasia Lykova, Katya Kohen, Serge Milman, Sergey Vasilev
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $23M across 2 funds
  • Investments: 153
  • Exits: 4
  • Notable investments: ParkUpp, GeoCV, and FriendlyData

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4) Two Sigma Ventures

Two Sigma Ventures

Two Sigma Ventures is an early-stage VC firm that backs startups headed by ambitious individuals.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: David Siegel, John Overdeck, Mark Pickard
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $288M across 2 funds
  • Investments: 174
  • Exits: 20
  • Notable investments: Zymergen, Canary, and Pro.com


5) Scout Ventures

Scout Ventures

Scout Ventures is an early-stage VC firm investing in frontier and dual-use technologies to make the world a better and safer place.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2010
  • Founders: Bradley C. Harrison
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $60.9M across 3 funds
  • Investments: 97
  • Exits: 22
  • Notable investments: SeedInvest, Scoot, and Olapic


6) Greycroft

Greycroft

Greycroft is a VC firm that focuses on Internet and mobile technology start-ups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2006
  • Founders: Alan Patricof, Dana Settle, Ian Sigalow
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $2B across 12 funds
  • Investments: 708
  • Exits: 110
  • Notable investments: Bird, Shipt, and SEMrush

7) Thrive Capital

Thrive Capital

Thrive Capital is a VC firm that specializes in the development and funding of software and technology-enabled businesses.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2009
  • Founders: Joshua Kushner
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $7.3B across 8 funds
  • Investments: 295
  • Exits: 60
  • Notable investments: Reddit, Twitch, and Fanatics


8) Alpaca VC

Alpaca VC

Alpaca VC is a seed-stage VC firm focused on consumer, marketplaces, and propTech.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Ryan Freedman
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $56M across 2 funds
  • Investments: 76
  • Exits: 12
  • Notable investments: Club, Compass, and Wheels Up


9) AlleyCorp

AlleyCorp

AlleyCorp is a New York-based early-stage venture fund and incubator that creates and funds disruptive businesses.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2007
  • Founders: Dwight Merriman, Kevin Ryan
  • Funds Raised: $100M in a single fund
  • Investments: 60
  • Exits: 4
  • Notable investments: The Wing, Great Jones, and Chain


10) Lux Capital

Lux Capital

Lux Capital is a VC firm that invests in non-traditional, early-stage scientific and technology enterprises.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2000
  • Founders: Josh Wolfe, Peter Hebert, Rob Paull
  • Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed, Venture
  • Funds Raised: $3.9B across 10 funds
  • Investments: 379
  • Exits: 45
  • Notable investments: Matterport, Planet, and Latch
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