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Top 15 Venture Capital Firms in San Mateo in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 3, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in San Mateo in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in San Mateo.

15 Venture Capital Firms in San Mateo

1) Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures, headquartered in Menlo Park, California, provides venture funding and strategic advice to founders building disruptive technology.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Vinod Khosla
  • Industries: Consumer, Enterprise, Education, Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage, Robotics, Advertising, Agriculture, Fintech
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 1158
  • Number of exits: 287
  • Funds raised: $15,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Swadesh, Ultima Genomics, Relation Therapeutics

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at kv@khoslaventures.com.

2) Shasta Ventures

Shasta Ventures

Based in California, Shasta Ventures is an early-stage VC firm funding series A companies across SaaS, cybersecurity, infrastructure, data intelligence and camera vision verticals.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Ravi Mohan
  • Industries: SaaS, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Big Data & Analytics, Consumer
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A
  • Number of investments: 457
  • Number of exits: 144
  • Funds raised: $1,700,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Anaplan, Zuora, Nest

You can find their website here.

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

3) BoostVC

BoostVC

Based in California, Boost VC provides pre-seed investments to companies building the Sci-Fi future, which includes aerospace, energy, climate, robotics, crypto, biotech, virtual reality and more.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Adam Draper, Brayton Williams
  • Industries: Aerospace & Space, Energy, Climate & Sustainability, Robotics, Crypto & Blockchain, Biotech, AR & VR
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Maximum check size: $500,000
  • Number of investments: 423
  • Number of exits: 132
  • Funds raised: $85,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Source Energy Company, GGs.io, ImYoo

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at apply@boost.vc.

4) Mohr Daviddow Ventures

Mohr Daviddow Ventures

Mohr Davidow Ventures team invest in early-stage technology-based startups where big data and cloud computing are used to create opportunities across verticals like social commerce, healthcare and cleantech.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 1983
  • Founders: Bill Davidow, Lawrence G. Mohr Jr.
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, Internet & Mobile, Cloud, Social, Enterprise, Healthcare, Climate & Sustainability, Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 304
  • Number of exits: 81
  • Funds raised: $1,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Coupa Software, Builddirect, Onclusive

You can find their website here.

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

5) Emergence Capital

Emergence Capital

Emergence Capital is an American venture capital specialising in AI, the future of work and the industrial cloud.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Gordon Ritter
  • Industries: Consumer, Internet & Mobile, Enterprise, AI & ML, Cloud, Future of Work, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series A
  • Number of investments: 285
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: $575,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Box, Yammer, Zoom

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@emcap.com.

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6) DN Capital

DN Capital

DN Capital is a global venture capital firm seeking investment in Seed and Series A opportunities in Europe and North America.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Nenad Marovac, Steve Schlenker
  • Industries: Fintech, SaaS, Media, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Internet & Mobile
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Early Stage, Growth
  • Maximum check size: $20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 264
  • Number of exits: 58
  • Funds raised: $844,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Tignis, Numa Group, Hypatos

You can find their website here.

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

7) Learn Capital

Learn Capital

Based in Austin, Learn Capital is a people-focused venture capital firm financing startups in the areas of health & wellness, education, finance and community.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Evan Baehr
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Education, Fintech
  • Number of investments: 182
  • Number of exits: 54
  • Funds raised: $50,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Millie, Ender, proofoflearn

You can find their website here.

8) Bullpen Capital

Bullpen Capital

Bullpen is an American venture capital firm investing providing post-seed capital to early-stage companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Paul Martino, Richard Melmon
  • Industries: Consumer, Healthcare, Gaming, Enterprise, DTC
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A
  • Number of investments: 164
  • Number of exits: 29
  • 3 remarkable investments: Fanimal, Autolab, Atrium

You can find their website here.

9) Unusual Ventures

Unusual Ventures

Unusual Ventures is an American VC firm leading pre-seed to Series A investments in areas of software and marketplaces.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: John Vrionis, Jyoti Bansal
  • Industries: AI & ML, Cybersecurity, SaaS, Developer Tools, Fintech, Marketplace
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Series A, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $12,000,000
  • Number of investments: 95
  • Number of exits: 5
  • Funds raised: $1,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Kona, Carta, Vivun

You can find their website here.

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

10) Amasia

Amasia

Amasia is an American venture capital focusing on climate tech and sustainability startup with portfolio companies from all across the globe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: John Kim, Ramanan Raghavendran
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, AI & ML, Healthcare, Education, Fintech, IoT, SaaS, E-Commerce, Supply Chain & Logistics, Agriculture
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 83
  • Number of exits: 8
  • Funds raised: $838,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Pique Action, Living Food Company, Super

You can find their website here.

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

11) Portfolia

Portfolia

Portfolia is a women's investment fund providing capital across sustainability, food & agtech, active ageing and longevity sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Trish Costello
  • Industries: Fintech, Consumer, Food & Beverage, Climate & Sustainability, Agriculture
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Number of investments: 76
  • Number of exits: 15
  • Funds raised: $25,300,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Lessonbee, Pause Well-Aging, 4D Healthware

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investorrelations@portfolia.com.

12) Geodesic Capital

Geodesic Capital

Founded in Silicon Valley, Geodesic Capital is a growth-stage VC firm backing founders looking to expand into the Asian market.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Japan
  • City: Minato, San Mateo
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: John Roos, Ashvin Bachireddy
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, AI & ML, Travel & Hospitality, Media, Marketplace, Cybersecurity, InsurTech, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage, Growth
  • Number of investments: 67
  • Number of exits: 13
  • Funds raised: $335,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Snapchat, Uber, Airbnb

You can find their website here.

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

13) Lombardstreet Ventures

Lombardstreet Ventures

Lombardstreet Ventures is a pre-seed VC firm based in San Francisco.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Luigi Bajetti, Massimo Sgrelli
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Fintech, SaaS, Marketplace
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Early Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 58
  • Number of exits: 7
  • 3 remarkable investments: 101, Metaphor, Calm

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@lombardstreet.io.

14) Spero Ventures

Spero Ventures

Spero Ventures is an American venture capital firm investing in three main themes: well-being, work & purpose, and human connection.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Shripriya Mahesh
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, Education, Media, InsurTech, Marketplace, AI & ML, Health & Wellness, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 48
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: $100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Guide, Singularity, Corvus

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at ha@spero.vc.

15) Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus Capital Partners

Inventus Capital Partners is a seed investor based in California.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Mateo
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: John Dougery, Kanwal Rekhi, Samir Kumar
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Marketplace, AI & ML, Enterprise, Cloud, Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 34
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: $113,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Policy Bazaar, Poshmark, Motivo

You can find their website here.

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