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7 Venture Capital Firms in Santa Monica

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 9, 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 Santa Monica so that you can find an investor that fits you and your startup.

7 Venture Capital Firms in Santa Monica

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.

2) M13

M13

M13 is an American venture capital seeking investments in the areas of future work, health, commerce and finance.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Santa Monica, New York
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Carter Reum
  • Industries: Consumer, Education, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, SaaS, Media, DTC, Crypto & Blockchain, Future of Work, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Transportation
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $4,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $7,000,000
  • Number of investments: 196
  • Number of exits: 52
  • Funds raised: $684,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Snapchat, Weecare, Bonobos

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at team@m13.co.

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3) Chapter One Ventures

Chapter One Ventures

Chapter One is a Web3 venture capital firm based in California, US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Jeff Morris Jr.
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Consumer, Social, Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 112
  • Number of exits: 15
  • Funds raised: $40,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Dust Labs, Ponto Software, Portal Labs

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at gm@chapterone.com.

4) Clearstone Venture Partners

Clearstone Venture Partners

Clearstone Venture Partners is a California-based venture capital firm which has invested in a range of companies, including eToys, Overture, PayPal, United Online, MP3.com and Jump.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Santa Monica, San Francisco
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: William Elkus, Sumant Mandal
  • Industries: Fintech, Enterprise, Marketplace, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Automative, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Debt
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 104
  • Number of exits: 25
  • Funds raised: $200,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Paypal, Billdesk, Managed By Q

You can find their website here.

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

5) Magma Partners

Magma Partners

Magma partners with Latin American entrepreneurs by funding pre-seed to series A companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Mexico, Colombia
  • City: Santa Monica, Guadalajara, San Andrés
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Diego Philippi, Francisco Sáenz Rica, Nathan Lustig
  • Industries: Consumer, Cybersecurity, DTC, Fintech, Health & Wellness, InsurTech, Supply Chain & Logistics, Marketplace, Media, Proptech & Real Estate, SaaS, Education, Social, Food & Beverage
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $25,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 99
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $67,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Omnilatam, Listopro, Qvo

You can find their website here.

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

6) Bonfire Ventures

Bonfire Ventures

Based in Santa Monica California, Bonfire Ventures partners with seed-stage founders who are building enterprise software companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Santa Monica, Santa Barbara
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Mark Mullen, Jim Andelman
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Future of Work, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics, E-Commerce, SaaS, Enterprise, Government Technology, Industrial, Cloud, Healthcare
  • Stages: Seed
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 86
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $421,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Gilded, Telgorithm, Atrium

You can find their website here.

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

7) Chaac Ventures

Chaac Ventures

Chaac Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital firm exclusively investing in tech founders who studied at Princeton University.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Luke Armour
  • Industries: Media, Big Data & Analytics, Transportation, Entertainment, Social, Crypto & Blockchain, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Fintech, Health & Wellness
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 21
  • Number of exits: 1
  • 3 remarkable investments: FiscalNote, Hiki, Goodwork

You can find their website here.

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

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