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34 Best & Most Active Pennsylvania Micro VCs

Micro VCs play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Pennsylvania Micro VCs. 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 Pennsylvania Micro VCs

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


BioAdvance

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

BioAdvance provides funding to life sciences startups and is a Pennsylvania-based venture capital firm.


Dorm Room Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, University Program

Investment Stage: Seed

Dorm Room Fund is the strongest community of entrepreneurial students in the nation


Birchmere Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Seed/early stage fund; >$200m AUM, 5 funds since 1996; portfolio market cap >$15b; offices in Pittsburgh and Palo Alto.


Brainchild Holdings

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Kal Vepuri’s personal investment vehicle.


MentorTech Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

MentorTech Ventures is a seed- and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in companies from the University of Pennsylvania ecosystem.


SeventySix Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

SeventySix Capital is at the epicenter of sports & tech, investing in smart and nice entrepreneurs who are building game changing startups.


Rittenhouse Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Rittenhouse Ventures invests in small rounds of capital-efficient Early-Growth stage companies primarily in Healthcare and Pharma IT.


SRI Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Early stage venture fund, operating in the US and India


Mountain State Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Mountain State Capital is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in early-stage companies.


Nextstage Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

NextStage Capital focuses on finding undiscovered early stage investment opportunities.


Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Government Office, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Seed

Venture capital fund dedicated to economic development and job creation in the city of Pittsburgh


Originate Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Originate Ventures targets early stage product and services companies located in Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions.


Riverfront Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Riverfront Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early-stage investments.


Accelerator Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Accelerator Fund makes early stage investments in life sciences companies located in western Pennsylvania.


Select Capital Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Select Capital Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital and early stage investments.


Stockton & Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

Stockton & Partners, Meetings and Events is a full-service event planning, meeting management and destination management company.


Bucks Built

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Government Office, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

SaaS, Consumer Products, E-Commerce, Hardware


Permit Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Permit Capital is an independent investment firm that invests domestically and internationally in public and private securities.


Breakwater Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Breakwater Ventures is a venture capital firm.


1931 Funding

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

1931 Funding provides short-term funding to small businesses to help them fund their growth.


Private Venture

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

High Risk High Returns


StartUp PHL

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

StartUp PHL is a collaborative effort between the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce .


Schoffstall Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Schoffstall Ventures invests in innovative technologies backed by strong managements and business plans.


Alliance Capital Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Difficult to determine which Alliance Capital invested in A123Systems. Probably Alliance Capital Ventures, but unsure.


Viridian Biosciences

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Viridian is a biopharma incubator, founded to strengthen the link between scientific discovery and product commercialization.


KGI Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

KGI Partners is a provider of investments in the commercial vehicle sector.


Investment Circle of York

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

The mission of ICY is to create a source of financial capital to help facilitate new business development and growth in the York County.


Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund Inc., formerly The Japan Equity Fund, Inc., is a diversified, closed-end management investment company.


Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association was founded in 1982 to catalyze venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western


Carson Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed, Venture

Carson Ventures is a VC that focuses on vetting and investing in tech companies impacting the insurance industry.


West Virginia Growth Investment

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

West Virginia Growth Investment is formed to pool and invest the capital resources of investors in and around West Virginia.


S&B Holdings LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

S&B Holdings is a parent company with multiple subsidiaries which mainly Focus on Venture Capital Investments and IT Consulting solutions.


Harkins Venture Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Harkins Venture Advisors offers comprehensive advisory services to investment firms.


Robinson and Engler

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Robinson and Engler is a venture capital management company based in Pittsburgh. The partners, seasoned venture capitalists Steve Robinson

Written by Mark Kendall

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