Best VC Funds, Micro VCs, Family Offices

Diamond State Ventures

Diamond State Ventures invests in companies with operations located in Arkansas and throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. Our goal is to back management teams pursuing extraordinary opportunities that meet our investment criteria. Our investments are typically structured as subordinated debt with warrants, preferred equity, or a combination of those securities allowing the flexibility to optimize a company's capital structure while minimizing shareholder dilution. We can serve as a lead investor or co-investor with other private equity funds, strategic corporations or angel investors in transactions totaling up to $25 million.

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Smac Partners

Smac Partners focused on early-stage ICT technologies and services of start-ups. The investment geographies are mainly Europe and Israel, with leverage of a global network. The secondary investments provide highly flexible customised solutions to optimise the value of single assets or entire portfolios of corporate and institutional venture capital companies. In 2001 they started with Siemens Mobile Acceleration as a corporate venture arm of Siemens Mobile. In 2006 they performed a secondary transaction of the total Siemens fund with the new name Tempo Park Fund 1. smac | partners advises the fund with originally more than 30 ICT early-stage investments in the USA, Asia, Europe and Israel. In 2007 smac partners executed a typical tail-end secondary venture capital transaction by acquiring a portfolio from Vertex Venture Capital, Israel. This fund, smac partners Fund II, comprises nine ICT portfolio companies. In 2008 smac partners closed its third fund in 3 years, smac partners Fund III, and so far has acquired stakes in 10 ICT-companies in Finland, Israel and USA. Their exceptional background and remarkable global network in the ICT industry and relevant communities substantially underpins smac | partners’ passion for “leading entrepreneurs to success”.

Unterhaching, Bayern, Germany

FA Technology Ventures

FA Technology Ventures is an early stage investor, providing venture capital, management and guidance for companies in the emerging growth sectors of Information Technology and Energy Technology.

Whiz Partners

Invests in companies in Japan, the U.S., Europe,and Asia, focusing on life science, bio-technology, and information technology fields Establishes and manages partnership funds Provides consulting services on IPO and other corporate management aspects Intermediates M & A, MBO, and corporate rehabilitation deals Provides accounting and screening services for investment businesses

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Israel Seed Partners

Israel Seed Partners takes a hands-on approach to supporting and nurturing seed-stage investments. Their investments are complimented by solid teamwork and a passionate commitment to building world-class companies.

Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel

Ticonderoga Capital

They provide expansion capital in the form of equity and subordinated debt to healthcare software and tech-enabled business services firms located throughout the United States. They focus upon those companies with sustained revenue and proven gross margins. They seek growth businesses, which have achieved a balance between sustainable growth and expense control. Their capital is typically used to accelerate revenue growth, make acquisitions, or provide liquidity to founders and existing shareholders. They are often the lead and first institutional investor but they also participate as a member of larger syndicates with other respected investment groups. Furthermore, they are often a minority investor and their relationship with management is crucial to their success. Therefore, their objective is to create long-term partnerships with exceptional management teams who are building growth businesses and require Ticonderoga’s experience, knowledge, contacts and capital to maximize their success. Each of their portfolio companies has access to the resources of their entire firm and they play an active advisory role in the following areas: recruiting, strategic planning, negotiating and raising capital, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and accessing strategic or corporate partners. By providing these resources, the Ticonderoga team has been able to successfully invest in outstanding companies and increase their value significantly.

Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

Washington Research Foundation

The Seattle-based Washington Research Foundation supports groundbreaking technology in the life sciences, information technology and physical sciences fields. By advancing brilliant research and early-stage entrepreneurs, we help to grow Washington's technology economy. WRF Capital is the seed fund branch of the Washington Research Foundation. Our mission is to help local companies and institutions manage intellectual property and business. We are one of the leading venture capitalists in the Northwest, and our financial returns are invested back into research and initiatives that support new company spinouts. We help to create a vibrant research and enterprise community.

Seattle, Washington, United States

Doughty Hanson & Co

Doughty Hanson & Co is one of Europe's largest independent private equity fund managers. Operating Private Equity Funds for Europe and North America, a European Real Estate Fund and a European Technology Ventures Fund, Doughty Hanson & Co has unrivalled breadth of expertise. With offices across Europe and in the US, Doughty Hanson & Co has over 50 investment professionals managing €5bn of fund commitments.

Tengxun Touzi

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Innovations Kapital

InnovationsKapital was founded in 1994 and is a leading independent venture capital firm for innovative growth companies in the Nordic region. The business, carried out from offices in and Stockholm, Gothenburg and New York, is focused on investments within ICT and Healthcare & Life Sciences, dynamic sectors that are rapidly expanding and where Nordic research plays an important role. The capital is provided by highly reputable Swedish and international institutional investors.