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22 Best & Most Active Oakland Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Oakland Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Oakland Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Kevin Durant

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kevin Durant is a 12-year NBA veteran who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He is a 2x NBA Champion and Finals MVP; having also won an NBA MVP A…


Josh Hannah

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Josh Hannah is a general partner with Matrix Partners. His entrepreneurial career began in 1999 when he cofounded Flutter.com in London and …


Stephen Curry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Stephen Curry’s on and off court legacy is marked by transformation and innovation. With a following of over 13M on twitter and 26M on Insta…


Jason Wang

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jason Wang is co-founder and CEO of Munch On Me, a company that connects people with great food at great prices in local communities. His re…


Cindy Padnos

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Cindy Padnos is founder and managing partner of Illuminate Ventures, an early stage Micro VC firm focused on Enterprise cloud and mobile sof…


Maya Chorengel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Maya is co-founder of Elevar, an impact investment firm supporting market based solutions for the billions at the base of the economic pyram…


Kat Taylor

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kat Taylor is the Chair Of The Board Of Directors at Beneficial State Bank.


Paul Santinelli

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Paul Santinelli focuses on investments in open source, software, security, Internet applications and infrastructure & communications. Previo…


Wes Selke

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wes is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Better Ventures. He’s the resident “numbers guy” and enjoys helping startups figure out how they…


Benjamin Bayat

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Prior to NextGen, Ben was a Partner at Illuminate Ventures, a seed stage firm based in the Bay Area. He started his career as a data scienti…


Rick Moss

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rick is Managing Director and Founder of Better Ventures. He thrives on solving customer development challenges for startups and spends mos…


Rxchie (Actor)

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Micah J. Cooper (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rxchie, is a Samoan-born singer, songwriter, actor, and model. Born in Apia, Sam…


Caron Gugssa-Howard

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Caron Gugssa-Howard – Accelerator Manager @ Fund Good Jobs


Nick Cain

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Nick Cain – Sustainability and Climate Lead, Google.org @ Google.org


Emily Kirsch

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Emily Kirsch – Founder, Managing Partner & CEO @ Powerhouse Ventures


Liz Rockett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Liz Rockett – Managing Director @ Kaiser Permanente Ventures


Brian McAndrews

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian McAndrews served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pandora Media, Inc. from Septembe…


Joe Jimenez

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

From 2010 to 2018, Joseph Jimenez held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical …


Sean Daniel Murphy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As President and Managing Director, Sean Daniel Murphy acts as President of the Board; ensures the appropriate management and governance of …


Randy Hawks

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Randy is a managing director at Claremont Creek Ventures, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry experience as a senior general …


Zach Resnick

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Zach Resnick is a Managing Partner at Unbounded Capital.


Markeze Bryant

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Markeze Bryant

Written by Mark Kendall

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