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US Venture Capital Firms For Tech Startups

The VC market in the United States is perhaps more accessible for startups now than at any point in history. Due in part to the rise of tech startup incubators and angel investor networks, venture capitalists are spread all across the spectrum, working intently with early-stage companies to provide seed funding and injecting capital into established companies planning to go public.

At Walker Sands, we’ve worked with many of the portfolio companies listed here to formally announce rounds of funding or help them tell the stories that inevitably follow.

Accel Partners | Palo Alto, CA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Technology
Total Capital: $8.8 billion
Notable Investments: Facebook, Groupon, Dropbox, Spotify, Rovio, Etsy, Baidu

Adams Capital Management | Pittsburgh, PA
Early Stage
Focus: Applied technology, information technology, networking infrastructure, semiconductors
Total Capital: $815 million
Notable Investments: DATAllegro, Dell, InSoft, Fotomoto, Landslide CRM

Advanced Technology Ventures | Waltham, MA
Early Stage
Focus: IT, Healthcare, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $1.8 billion
Notable Investments: AltaRock Energy, Liquid Engines, Handango, Nominum, CaliSolar

Alsop Louie Partners | San Francisco, CA
Early Stage
Focus: New Media, Gaming, SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure, Security, Mobile
Total Capital: $98.6 million
Notable Investments: Gowalla, Justin.tv

Andreesen Horowitz | Menlo Park, CA
All Stages
Focus: Internet Tech
Total Capital: $2.7 billion
Notable Investments: Facebook, Groupon, Zynga, Jawbone, Foursquare, Skype, Pinterest

Apex Venture Partners | Chicago, IL
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer/Business Technology Services, IT, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $140 million (current fund)
Notable Investments: Analyte Health, Appolicious, Ifbyphone, SitterCity.com, Target Data, Trunk Club

ARCH Venture Partners | Chicago, IL
Early Stage
Focus: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, IT
Total Capital: $1.5 billion
Notable Investments: Teach.com, Classmates Online

Atlas Venture | Cambridge, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology and Life Sciences
Total Capital: $2 billion
Notable Investments: Isilon Systems, Actelion, Spotfire, Solid Works, Daily Motion

Austin Ventures | Austin, TX
All Stages
Focus: Internet, Software, Information Services, New Media
Total Capital: $3.9 billion
Notable Investments: HomeAway, SpiceWorks, WhaleShark Media, CompUSA

Bain Capital Ventures | Boston, MA
All Stages
Focus: Business Services, Digital, Healthcare, Software
Total Capital: $2.1 billion
Notable Investments: LinkedIn, SurveyMonkey, Doubleclick, Shopping.com, Taleo Corporation, Experian

Baird Venture Partners | Chicago, IL
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Business Services, Healthcare/Life Science
Total Capital: ~$250 million
Notable Investments: BrightTag, SitterCity.com

Battery Ventures | Waltham, MA
All Stages
Focus: Internet & Digital Media, Clean Tech, Software, Infrastructure Technologies, Communication Services, Industrial Technologies, Financial & Information Services
Total Capital: $4 billion
Notable Investments: Groupon, Omniture, Blue Stem Brands, Solar Bridge, Metro PCS, Nova Technologies, Digby, Glassdoor.com

Benchmark Capital | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stages
Focus: Enterprise Software & Services, Communications & Security, Mobile Computing, Consumer Services and Financial Services
Total Capital: $3.6 billion
Notable Investments: Twitter, Ariba, Juniper Networks, Red Hat, Tropos Networks

Bessemer Venture Partners | Menlo Park , CA
All Stages
Focus: Clean Tech, Cloud Computing, Financial Services, Mobile, Online Retail, Trusted Internet
Total Capital: $4+ billion
Notable Investments: Skype, VeriSign, Yelp, LinkedIn, Zoosk, LifeLock

BHV | New York, NY
Early Stage
Focus: Digital Media, Internet, Mobile, Software
Total Capital: N/A
Notable Investments: BlackBook, CirrusWorks, Flow, Legacy Connect, Gate Guru, twtMob, Zipmark

Black Corral Capital | Boston, MA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Clean Tech, Alternative Energy
Total Capital: N/A
Notable Investments: OneRoof Energy, PowerIT Solutions, Digital Lumens, Next Step Living

Canaan Partners | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Focus: Technology, Healthcare
Total Capital: $3.5 billion
Notable Investments: Acme Packet, CommerceOne, DoubleClick, Cerexa, Dexcom, Peninsula Pharmaceuticals

Charles River Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Communications, Software, Information Services
Total Capital: $2.1 billion
Notable Investments: RPX, ZenDesk, SpiderCloud Wireless, Scribd, Rive Technology

Clearstone Venture Parners | Santa Monica, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology Infrastructure, Social, Mobile, Communications, Consumer Tech
Total Capital: $650 million
Notable Investments: eToys, Overture, PayPal, United Online, MP3.com, Internet Brands

DAG Ventures
| Palo Alto, CA
Early Stage/Mid Stage/Late Stage
Focus: Life Sciences, Information Technology, Energy Technology
Total Capital: $500+ million
Notable Investments: Yelp, Zynga, BitTorrent, Metacafe

Draper Fisher Jurvetson | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Internet, Mobile, Clean Energy, Healthcare
Total Capital: $7 billion
Notable Investments: Baidu, Skype, Overture, Hotmail, Tesla Motors, SpaceX

e.ventures | San Francisco, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer Internet, Media, Mobile
Total Capital: $750 million
Notable Investments: Angie’s List, del.icio.us, Groupon, Shopping.com

Elevation Partners | New York, NY
Early Stage/Mid Stage/Late Stage
Focus: Media, Entertainment, Technology
Total Capital: $1.9 billion
Notable Investments: Facebook, Forbes, MarketShare, Yelp

Fenox Venture Capital | San Jose, CA
All Stages
Focus: Consumer Technology, Information Technology, Internet
Total Capital: N/A
Notable Investments: Lark, PayStack, AdPop, rapgenius

First Round Capital | Philadelphia, PA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, Internet
Total Capital: N/A
Notable Investments: VideoEgg, Outright, Wikia, Odeo, LinkedIn, del.icio.us, Ambient Devices

Flybridge Capital Partners | Boston, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer, Healthcare, Energy, Information Technology
Total Capital: $560 million
Notable Investments: Brontes, 10Gen, BzzAgent, CHiL Semiconductor, ZING

Foundation Capital | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer, Information Technology, Clean Tech, Software and Services
Total Capital: $2.4 billion
Notable Investments: SimplyHired, Lending Club, Alto Networks, Pano Logic

The Founders Fund | San Francisco, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, Emerging Technologies, Space Exploration
Total Capital: $250 million
Notable Investments: Facebook, SpaceX, Spotify, Quantcast

Galen Partners | Stamford, CT
Late Stage
Focus: Healthcare Technology, Medical Devices, Specialty Pharmaceuticals
Total Capital: $1 billion
Notable Investments: Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, MiniMed, Stericycle

General Catalyst | Cambridge, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology, Clean Energy, New Media, Software
Total Capital: $1.6 billion
Notable Investments: Hubspot, Kayak.com, Boxee, demandware, ARC Energy, Brightcove

Google Ventures | Mountain View, CA
Early Stage (Startup)
Focus: Internet, Software, Clean Technology, Biotech, Healthcare
Total Capital: $100 million
Notable Investments: Nest, Kabam, RetailMeNot, HomeAway, Pocket, Foundation Medicine

Granite Ventures | San Francisco, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology
Total Capital: $1+ billion
Notable Investments: Tumbleweed Communications, Plumtree Software, Sendmail, Westbridge Technology

Greycroft Partners | New York, NY
Early Stage
Focus: Digital Media, Internet, Mobile
Total Capital: $218 million
Notable Investments: Buddy Media, Klout, Trunk Club

Greylock Partners | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer, Internet, Enterprise IT, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $2 billion
Notable Investments: Constant Contact, Doubleclick, Groupon, LinkedIn, Pandora, Facebook, Dropbox, tumblr, Palo Alto Networks, Workday

Harris & Harris Group | New York, NY
All Stages
Focus: Nanotechnology, Microsystems
Total Capital: $150 million
Notable Investments: BioVex, InnovaLight, NeoPhotonics, NeuroMetrix, Solazyme

Hercules Technology Growth Capital | Menlo Park, CA
Stage Agnostic
Focus: Technology, Clean Tech, Life Sciences
Total Capital: $2.8 billion
Notable Investments: Ancestry.com, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, GreatPoint Energy, Reply.com

Highland Capital Partners | Boston, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer, Healthcare, Information and Communication Technology, Internet, Digital Media
Total Capital: $3 billion
Notable Investments: Lycos, PinkBerry, Digg, Vistaprint, AskJeeves.com, Pixable

IDG Ventures | San Francisco, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, New Media, Healthcare
Total Capital: $6.8 billion
Notable Investments: Simply Hired, Leap Commerce, Infoseek, NetScape, Virtual Ink

Insight Venture Partners | New York, NY
Early Stage
Focus: Software and Internet
Total Capital: $5 billion
Notable Investments: Flipboard, Living Social, Hotel Urbano, Twitter, Chegg

Internet Capital Group
| Wayne, PA
Early Stage
Focus: SaaS, Tech-enabled BPO
Total Capital: N/A
Notable Investments: GovDelivery, Investor Force, Procurian, Channel Intelligence, MSDS Online

Jafco Ventures | Palo Alto, CA
Mid Stage/Late Stage
Focus: Consumer Internet, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, Mobile Applications, Clean Tech, Security, Semiconductors
Total Capital: $600 million
Notable Investments: AwarePoint, Bill.com, Cortina, DATAllegro, FireEye, Infinera, Meebo

JMI Equity | Baltimore, MD
All Stages
Focus: Software, Internet, Business Services, Healthcare IT
Total Capital: $2.1 billion
Notable Investments: Undertone, BlackBaud, DoubleClick, Unica, Network Intelligence

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers | Menlo Park, CA
All Stages
Focus: Alternative Energy, Life Sciences, Technology
Total Capital: $1.5 billion
Notable Investments: AOL, Amazon, Compaq, Google, Netscape, Symantec, Verisign, WebMD

Khosla Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage/Late Stage
Focus: Alternative Energy, Internet, Computing, Mobile, Silicon Technology
Total Capital: $1.3 billion
Notable Investments: Advanced Food, Cogenra, EcoMotors, Soladigm

Lightbank | Chicago, IL
Early Stage
Focus: Social Media, Consumer Internet, B2B Technology
Total Capital: $200 million
Notable Investments: Groupon, Echo, MediaBank, InnerWorkings, Contently, Belly, BodyShopBids

Lightspeed Venture Partners | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Clean Tech, Digital Media, Enterprise Automation & Infrastructure, Internet
Total Capital: $2 billion
Notable Investments: Blue Nile, Calista, DoubleClick, eHealth, Kiva Software

Lux Capital | New York, NY
Early Stage
Focus: Energy, Technology, Healthcare
Total Capital: $100 million
Notable Investments: Kala Pharmaceuticals, Luxtera, SiBEAM, Cerulean, Silicon Clocks

Matrix Partners | Boston, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Software, Communications, Semiconductors, Data Storage, Internet, Wireless
Total Capital: $2.4 billion
Notable Investments: Apple, SanDisk, TheLadders.com, VERITAS Software, Xilinx

Maveron | Seattle, WA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Consumer Internet
Total Capital: $240 million
Notable Investments: eBay, Groupon, PayNearMe, Shutterfly

Mayfield Fund | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Mobile, Cloud/Saas, Social, Energy, Big Data
Total Capital: $2.7 billion
Notable Investments: Compaq, Silicon Graphics, Amgen, Nuance, Citrix, Snapfish

Menlo Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Consumer Internet, Mobile, Communications Infrastructure, Enterprise, Security, Storage
Total Capital: $4 billion
Notable Investments: 3Par, Hotmail, Ironport, MobiTV, Siri, Uber, Vidyo

Meritech Capital Partners | Palo Alto, CA
Late Stage
Focus: Consumer Internet & Media, Software, Enterprise Infrastructure, Medical Devices
Total Capital: $2.6 billion
Notable Investments: Cornerstone OnDemand, Facebook, Fortinet, Salesforce.com

Mohr Davidow Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, Life Sciences, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $1.8 billion
Notable Investments: Oni Systems, Crescendo BioScience, Recurrent Energy

Morgenthaler Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Life Sciences, Information Technology
Total Capital: $2.8 billion
Notable Investments: Apple, Ardian, Atria, NexTag, NEXTEL, Nuance, Siri, Verifone

New Atlantic Ventures | Cambridge, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Mobile, New Media, Online Services
Total Capital: $230 million
Notable Investments: Koofers, Moda Operandi, Truveris

New Enterprise Associates | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, Healthcare, Energy Technology
Total Capital: $11 billion
Notable Investments: 3com, CareerBuilder, Diapers.com, TiVo, Vonage, WebMD

New World Ventures | Chicago, IL
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology
Total Capital: N/A
Notable Investments: Analyte Health, Apptera, Away.com, Univa HD, Viewpoints

Nexit Ventures | Saratoga, CA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Mobile, Wireless
Total Capital: $180 million
Notable Investments: Aava Mobile, Bitfone, Futuremark, Hybrid Graphics, Mobile 365

Norwest Venture Partners | Palo Alto, CA
All Stages
Focus: Information Technology, Business Services, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Consumer
Total Capital: $3.7 billion
Notable Investments: Cerent, Documentum, PeopleSoft, Tivoli Systems

Oak Investment Partners | Westport, CT
All Stages
Focus: Information Technology, Healthcare, Retail, Internet Media
Total Capital: $8.4 billion
Notable Investments: MobiTV, Office Depot, Huffington Post, PetSmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sandisk, PF Chang’s

OCA Ventures | Chicago, IL
Early Stage
Focus: Technology, Mobile, Internet
Total Capital: $90+ million
Notable Investments: BodyShopBids, SafeShepherd, Automated Insights, PinpointMD, TradeKing, Univa

OpenView Venture Partners | Boston, MA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Software, Technology, Internet, New Media
Total Capital: $440 million
Notable Investments: AtTask, Central Desktop, Exinda, Instructure, Open-e, Skytap

Point Judith Capital | Boston, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Internet, Healthcare, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $100 million
Notable Investments: SnapGear, Yandex, Andover.net, Novare

Radius Ventures | New York, NY
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Healthcare, Life Sciences
Total Capital: $200 million
Notable Investments: ActiveHealth Management, BEI Medical Systems, Conor Medsystems, Heartscape Technologies, Medingo

Redpoint Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Energy, Semiconductors
Total Capital: $2 billion
Notable Investments: Blue Kai, Envia, Gaia, MobiTV, Scribd, Danger, Fortinet, LifeSize

RRE Ventures | New York, NY
Early Stage
Focus: Software, Internet Technology, Technology-enabled Services
Total Capital: $1 billion
Notable Investments: Apriva, Concur, eMachines, bit.ly, Qpass, Vocera, Watchguard

Safeguard Scientifics | Wayne, PA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology, Life Sciences
Total Capital: $430 million
Notable Investments: Alverix, Medivo, NovaSom, NewPathe, Pixel Optics, Beyond.com, Hoopla Software, MediaMath

Sante Ventures | Austin, TX
Early Stage
Focus: Healthcare, Life Sciences
Total Capital: $132 million
Notable Investments: BioStable, Molecular Templates, Protein Discovery, Zeno, TVA Medical

SAP Ventures | Palo Alto, CA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Information Technology
Total Capital: $353 million
Notable Investments: PayScale, LinkedIn, Redhat, Blackduck, WebEx, Lithium, Endeca

Sequoia Capital | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage/Mid Stage
Focus: Internet, Healthcare, Financial Services, Outsourcing, Mobile, Energy
Total Capital: $4 billion
Notable Investments: Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo!, NVIDIA, LinkedIn, Kayak, Zappos

Sevin Rosen Funds | Dallas, TX
All Stages
Focus: Internet, Media, Software, Energy, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Communication Infrastructure
Total Capital: $1.6 billion
Notable Investments: Compaq, Citrix, Cypress Semiconductor, Electronic Arts, Lotus Development

Sofinovva Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology, Life Sciences
Total Capital: $1.4 billion
Notable Investments: Collagen Aesthetics, Biogen, Genentech, Tandem Computers

Tenaya Capital | Menlo Park, CA
Mid Stage/Late Stage
Focus: Internet, Communications, Semiconductors, Software, Clean Tech
Total Capital: $750 million
Notable Investments: Kayak, LifeSize, Zappos, comScore, Overture, Lithium, Palo Alto, ThreatMetrix

Trinity Ventures | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Cloud/Mobile Infrastructure, Digital Media, SaaS, Social Commerce, Entertainment
Total Capital: $ 1 billion
Notable Investments: Blue Nile, Novell, Loop Net. Mobile Messenger, PayScale, PhotoBucket

Union Square Ventures | New York, NY
Early Stage
Focus: Technology
Total Capital: $450 million
Notable Investments: 10gen, Boxee, Clickable, Etsy, Foursquare, Indeed, Tumblr, Twitter, Zynga

U.S. Venture Partners | Menlo Park, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Medical, Technology, Retail
Total Capital: $2.7 billion
Notable Investments: Sun Microsystems, Callaway Golf, Restoration Hardware, SanDisk, AskJeeves, PetSmart

VantagePoint Venture Partners | San Bruno, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Clean Tech, Information Technology, Healthcare, Internet, Digital Media
Total Capital: $4+ billion
Notable Investments: Klipsch Audio, Mobile 365, Scribd, Solazyme, Tesla Motors

Venrock | Palo Alto, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Information Technology, Emerging Technology, Healthcare IT
Total Capital: $2.6 billion
Notable Investments: Intel, Apple, AppNexus, DoubleClick, 3Com, Check Point Software, Gilead Sciences, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Vontu

Volition Capital | Boston, MA
Early Stage
Focus: Software, Internet, Information Services, Tech-enabled Services
Total Capital: $400+ million
Notable Investments: EnterpriseDB, Qumas, MegaPath, Neverfail, Vibes

Western Technology Investment | Portola Valley, CA
Early Stage
Focus: Technology, Communications, Healthcare, Biotechnology
Total Capital: $3 billion
Notable Investments: 3PAR, Brocade, Facebook, Google, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, IronPort Systems, Juniper Networks, Volcano, Youku.com

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