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8 Venture Capital Firms in San Diego

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 8, 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 San Diego so that you can find an investor that fits you and your startup.

8 Venture Capital Firms in San Diego

1) Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures is a venture capital firm by Salesforce that only invests in enterprise software.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan
  • City: London, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Sydney, Tokyo
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Halsey Minor, Marc Benioff, Parker Harris
  • Industries: Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise, Healthcare, Productivity, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Automation
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 665
  • Number of exits: 128
  • Funds raised: $5,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Docusign, MongoDB, Infor

You can find their website here.

2) Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a healthcare investment fund financing biotechnology companies discovering and developing therapeutics.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA, Canada
  • City: Basel, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Toronto, Vancouver
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Barbara Lubash, Brian Atwood, Donald B. Milder, Rebecca Robertson, Samuel Colella, William Link
  • Industries: Healthcare, Biotech
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Number of investments: 355
  • Number of exits: 99
  • Funds raised: $3,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Crispr Therapeutics, Gritstone Bio, Vectivbio

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (415) 801-8100.

3) 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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4) Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Hercules invests in startups, mid-range companies and growth-stage companies across all industry sectors and stages of development.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • City: Palo Alto, Boston, New York, Washington, San Diego, Chicago, London, Westport
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Manuel A. Henriquez, Roy Y. Liu, Scott Harvey
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Biotech, Consumer, DTC, Media, Education, Hardware, Internet & Mobile, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 209
  • Number of exits: 131
  • Funds raised: $15,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Plug Power, Iveric Bio, Bridgebio Pharma

You can find their website here.

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

5) Correlation Ventures

Correlation Ventures

Correlation Ventures is an American venture capital that co-invest in US-founded companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco, San Diego, New York
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Trevor Kienzle, David Coats
  • Industries: Aerospace & Space, Biotech, Consumer, Healthcare, Hardware, Energy, Fintech, Industrial, Proptech & Real Estate, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 190
  • Number of exits: 38
  • Funds raised: $360,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Zebit, Virsto, Upstart

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at david@correlationvc.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) Anzu Partners

Anzu Partners

Based in Billerica, Massachusetts, Anzu Partners back founders from their initial check to the growth stage who are building companies in life science, manufacturing, and materials sectors across the globe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Tampa, Washington, Billerica, San Diego
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: David Michael, David Seldin, Whitney Haring-Smith
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial, Hardware, Manufacturing, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Growth, IPO
  • Number of investments: 64
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $448,400,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Arduino, Azumo, Nuburu

You can find their website here.

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

8) Saltagen Ventures​

Saltagen Ventures​

Saltagen Ventures specializes in funding early-stage biotech startups in North America and Asia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Hong Kong, Canada, South Korea, USA, Denmark, Australia
  • City: Seoul, Toronto, San Diego, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Melbourne
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joseph Fung
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare, Health & Wellness
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $120,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Funds raised: $41,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Oncoustics AI, Helpwear Inc, Juno Diagnostics

You can find their website here.

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

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