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4 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Oakland

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 10, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Oakland has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Oakland investing across various sectors and industries.

4 Venture Capital Firms in Oakland

1) 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.

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2) Kapor Capital

Kapor Capital

Kapor Capital, based in Oakland, United States of America, is a VC firm investing in early-stage tech-enabled startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Oakland
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Freada Kapor Klein, Mitchell Kapor
  • Industries: Education, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Media, Climate & Sustainability, Energy, Fintech
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A, Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 245
  • Number of exits: 51
  • Funds raised: $125,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Uber, Life360, Edcast

You can find their website here.

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

3) 1517 Fund

1517 Fund

1517 invests and works with young makers, hackers, and scientists at the early stages of their tech company.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Oakland
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Danielle Strachman, Michael Gibson
  • Industries: Hardware, Deep Tech & Hard Science, SaaS
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Maximum check size: $1,000
  • Number of investments: 105
  • Number of exits: 21
  • Funds raised: $160,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Space Perspective, Inaru Valley, Symba

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@1517fund.com.

4) CCV Claremont Creek Ventures

CCV Claremont Creek Ventures

Claremont Creek Ventures (CCV) is a tech-focused venture capital firm providing seed and early-stage funds in the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Oakland
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Nat Goldhaber, John Steuart, Randy Hawks
  • Industries: Healthcare, Fintech, Life Sciences, Biotech, Industrial, Energy
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 96
  • Number of exits: 45
  • 3 remarkable investments: Blue Pillar, Spruce Power, Genalyte

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (510) 740-5001.

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