Interesting VC firms?

Aside from the big names such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, NEA, IVP, etc., which VC firms are making interesting investments? 

Some that come to mind: 

Lux Capital

Spark Capital

Thrive

Data Collective

Greenspring

Social Capital

Dragoneer

Valor Equity

Playground Global

DST

Greycroft

Comments (14)

 
  • Prospect in Consulting
Feb 13, 2021 - 12:02am

Also, most of these funds are still big names in VC lol...some funds like sequoia or a16z are more known to the general public but most of these funds are pretty popular in VC circles.

 

An actually interesting fund imo is Activant, a lot of their investments are into interesting companies that aren't huge names (no idea how performance is)

 
  • Analyst 1 in PE - Growth
Feb 14, 2021 - 12:28pm

Can you elaborate more on why you think Activant is so interesting? It looks like a few of there portfolio companies were ranked top startups of 2020.

 
Feb 14, 2021 - 10:46pm

It seems like the angle they use in sourcing is more of a top down process. My impression is they focus on interviewing industry/corporate experts in their target sectors first and try to become knowledgeable before finding companies. I could be wrong and it's just a marketing ploy to attract founders/LPs, but generally seems like a knowledgeable and research-driven shop. I'm curious to know if this is common in VC/Growth because Activant looked interesting to me as well based off surface-level interactions?

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 20, 2021 - 7:25pm

ICONIQ // Lead Edge Capital are pretty interesting... they have High Net Worth individuals as LPs rather than mostly institutions and they tap into their networks to support portcos 

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 23, 2021 - 11:09am

Aren't ICONIQ/Lead Edge more growth/late-stage vc oriented?

 
Feb 23, 2021 - 4:00pm

 

ICONIQ // Lead Edge Capital are pretty interesting... they have High Net Worth individuals as LPs rather than mostly institutions and they tap into their networks to support portcos 

Isn't ICONIQ the fund that has a ton of tech billionaire investors, including Zuckerberg?

 

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