Thank you for your clarification. I have collected several resources
that will help you evaluate venture capital firms that specialize in
early stage / seed investing. The websites tend to sound very similar
with boilerplate claims of personal attention to nurturing
entrepreneurs. I recommend that you review the portfolio of companies
and the management team to be able to assess the track record of each
This list compiled by PWC and published in Entrepreneur magazine is an
excellent starting point for reviewing venture capital companies that
fund early stage companies. The report for 2005 should be available
Top 100 Venture Capital Firms (Deals in 2004)
Top Firms for Early-Stage Companies
Top 100 Venture Capital Firms for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur, July 2005
The Money Tree Report is an excellent resource for continuing your
explorations. You can use the interactive tools for reviewing current
quarter data. I?ve also located links for the prior year?s quarterly
reports if you are interested in going back further.
The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital
investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between
PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association
based upon data from Thomson Financial, it is the only
industry-endorsed research of its kind. The MoneyTree Report is the
definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive
financing and the venture capital firms that provide it.
Current Quarter Data
-- By Region
-- By Industry
-- By Stage of Development
-- By Finance Sequence
-- By VC Firm
-- By Investee Company
-- Summary Report
Investments by Region / Q1 2006
Investments by Region / Q1 2006 -- Silicon Valley
View Investee Companies / Q1 2006 -- Silicon Valley -- Startup/Seed
Custom Search / Q1 2006
Public access allows for searching the current quarter's results only.
Venture capital results, Q1 2006
VC funding fourth quarter 2005
Venture Capital Survey -- Third quarter, 2005
VC funding for Q2 2005
I came across some interesting articles and tools in the course of
this research. I thought they might be of interest to you so I?ve
included them to help you with extending your research.
May 14, 2006
Venture capital survey: Small firms make a splash
But lately, a handful of venture capitalists is stepping into the
void. Silicon Valley VCs are leaving big firms to start their own,
smaller firms, with plans to manage $100 million or less.
Smaller firms are more likely to back smaller, early-stage companies
-- barely out of the garage -- and have the patience to step into the
trenches and work closely with an entrepreneur, say their supporters.
Given those differences, there's a new crop of small firm VCs:
Alsop Louie Partners
The Founders Fund
Stu Phillips, Ridgelift Ventures
Early Stage Venture Capital Search
You are using winterkids's Early Stage Venture Capital search engine
that provides results from a hand-selected list of sites.
Early Stage Venture Capital Alliance
ESVCA is a community of more than 150 early stage venture capitalists
who gather together to share common challenges, practices and
information on their ever-evolving business environment.
I trust that the information I?ve found will be useful. Please don?t
hesitate to ask for clarification.
Wishing you well for your project.
~ czh ~
venture partners incubated OR seed
silicon valley venture incubated OR seed