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Top 14 Venture Capital Firms in Washington in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 3, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Washington 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 Washington.

14 Venture Capital Firms in Washington

1) 500 Startups

500 Startups

500 Global is a globally renowned venture capital firm investing in early-stage tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea, Taiwan
  • City: San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Washington, Abu Dhabi, Baku, Cairo, Dubai, Manama, Riyadh, Bangalore, Bangkok, Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jaipur, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Christine Tsai, Dave Mcclure
  • Industries: SaaS, Media, E-Commerce, Consumer, Healthcare, Proptech & Real Estate, Hardware & Industrials, Education, Devops, Fintech, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 2600
  • Number of exits: 339
  • Funds raised: $67,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Canva, Solana, Reddit

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@500startups.com.

2) Industry Ventures

Industry Ventures

Industry Ventures is a late-stage venture capital firm for tech companies headquartered in San Francisco since 2000.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • City: San Francisco, Alexandria, Washington, London
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Hans Swildens
  • Industries: SaaS, Enterprise, Any
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 325
  • Number of exits: 101
  • Funds raised: $3,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Airbnb, Curebase, Acorns

You can find their website here.

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

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.

4) Revolution LLC

Revolution LLC

Revolution is a venture capital firm that works with entrepreneurs all across the US who are at the forefront of their industries.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Washington, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Donn Davis, Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, Tige Savage
  • Industries: Education, Media, Marketplace, Transportation, Travel & Hospitality, E-Commerce, Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Sports, Fintech, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $12,000,000
  • Number of investments: 259
  • Number of exits: 55
  • 3 remarkable investments: Draftkings, Sweetgreen, Lucid

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at ideas@revolution.com.

5) 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.

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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) Reach Capital

Reach Capital

Reach Capital invests in early-stage startups disrupting the education and future of work industries.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: San Francisco, Orlando, Washington
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Jennifer Carolan, Shauntel Garvey, Wayee Chu, Esteban Sosnik
  • Industries: Education, Future of Work, Health & Wellness
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 90
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $355,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Nearpod, Outschool, Lovevery

You can find their website here.

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

8) Kinetic Ventures

Kinetic Ventures

Kinetic Ventures is an American venture fund for enterprise and broadband companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Atlanta, Washington, Chevy Chase
  • Started in: 1985
  • Founders: Carol Deslandes
  • Industries: Enterprise, Transportation, SaaS, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 65
  • Number of exits: 18
  • Funds raised: $150,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Kobiton, Optii Solutions, Vizbee

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at kinetic@kineticventures.com.

9) 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.

10) Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital invests in middle-market companies in the aerospace, defence, government & technology (ADG&T) sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Washington, Chevy Chase
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Devin Talbott
  • Industries: Government Technology, Aerospace & Space
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $25,000,000
  • Number of investments: 56
  • Number of exits: 17
  • Funds raised: $477,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Pixia, Cybercore Technologies, 1901 Group

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@enlightenment-cap.com.

11) Powerhouse Ventures

Powerhouse Ventures

Powerhouse Ventures is a US-based VC firm investing in Indian consumer tech and mobile internet companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA
  • City: Washington
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Kshitij Golwalkar, Sri Peddu
  • Industries: Marketplace, Internet & Mobile, Social, Healthcare, SaaS, Education
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 24
  • Number of exits: 3
  • 3 remarkable investments: Khabri, Omniflo, Gamezop

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at connect@powerhouseventures.com.

12) Middle Game Ventures

Middle Game Ventures

Headquartered in Luxembourg, MiddleGame Ventures only invest in fintech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Luxembourg, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland
  • City: Washington, Luxembourg, Dublin, London
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Michael Meyer, Pascal Bouvier
  • Industries: Fintech, Crypto & Blockchain, SaaS
  • Stages: Series B, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 0
  • Funds raised: €300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Next Gate Tech, Capdesk, Minna Technology

You can find their website here.

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

13) DC Ventures

DC Ventures

DC Ventures invests in pre-seed startups across multiple sectors including fintech, e-commerce, media, experience economy, social media and IoT.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Ireland, Argentina
  • City: Washington, Dublin, Buenos Aires
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Emily Sarah Hersh, Jonathan Rivas, Kyran Culhane
  • Industries: Fintech, E-Commerce, Media, IoT, Food & Beverage, Gaming, Social
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $10,000
  • Maximum check size: $100,000
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: $1,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Wambloc, Partsearch Technologies

You can find their website here.

14) InHealth Ventures

InHealth Ventures

InHealth Venture is a global venture capital firm investing in tech-enabled healthcare and life science startups from pre-seed to series A.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA
  • City: London, Cleveland, Boston, Hyderābād, San Francisco, New York, Oxford, Redwood City, Washington, Minneapolis, Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ivan Bradbury
  • Industries: Healthcare, Biotech, Life Sciences
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 12
  • 3 remarkable investments: Healios, Laudio, Cake

You can find their website here.

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

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