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55 Best & Most Active Palo Alto Micro VCs

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Floodgate

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Floodgate caters to digital businesses with early, seed, and later stage venture, and debt financing investments.


Morado Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Morado Ventures is focused on high-growth, seed-stage technology companies, with particular emphasis on “Data-fueled” businesses.


Ulu Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Ulu Ventures provides early-stage investments to enterprise cloud and smart data companies.


Asset Management Ventures (AMV)

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

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

AMV is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage digital health, tech, and life sciences companies.


Cowboy Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Cowboy Ventures is a generalist seed-stage fund focused fund investing in technology startups.


Graph Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Early stage investment group of operators/founders with experience starting and scaling technology companies globally. 200+ investments.


Amino Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Amino Capital focusing on data driven startups, and blockchain powered next generation protocols.


UpWest

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

UpWest is a Silicon Valley-based seed fund investing in Israel’s most promising entrepreneurs targeting the US market.


Quest Venture Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Early stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto California


Fusion Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Fusion Fund invests in early stage companies with technological and data advantages in industrial, enterprise, and healthcare applications.


TomorrowVentures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

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

TomorrowVentures is an early stage venture capital firm that funds lifestyle-focused companies.


Garage Technology Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

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

Garage Technology Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm.


Maven Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Maven Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in seed-stage consumer software companies.


Zeev Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

Zeev Ventures is an early-stage venture fund that invests in technology, financial, e-commerce, and consumer service sectors.


SparkLabs Global Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

SparkLabs Global Ventures is a seed-stage investment firm.


K9 Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

K9 Ventures is a technology-focused micro VC fund based in Palo Alto, California.


Unshackled Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Unshackled Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund for immigrant-founded startups.


Camp One Ventures

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Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Seed

Camp One Ventures is a venture capital fund that does investments in early-staged social, mobile, FinTech, and SaaS startups.


Red Rock Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

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

Red Rock Ventures is a venture capital investment firm that invests in seed and early-stage information technology companies.


Xfund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Xfund is the early-stage venture firm designed to back lateral thinkers.


Engineering Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

Engineering Capital partners with great entrepreneurs driven by technical insights—before traditional venture firms are willing.


The Venture Reality Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

The Venture Reality Fund invests in early stage AI, AR & VR startups defining the future of computing


Heroic Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Heroic Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in entrepreneurs that solves real problems in huge markets.


FinSight Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

FinSight focuses on FinTech & Enterprise Software companies bringing digital transformation to Banking/Finance/Insurance & related sectors.


Moment Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Moment Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the future of work.


NewDo Venture

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

NewDo devotes to help ambitious startup companies to succeed at their initial stage with our fund and other strategic resources.


SV Tech Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

SV Tech Ventures focuses primarily on companies that have successfully demonstrated their capabilities to develop advanced technologies.


Hone Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Hone Capital is a venture capital firm investing in early stage companies in Silicon Valley and selectively in growth stage investments.


OVO Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

OVO Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in seed investments in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.


Luminari Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

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

Luminari Capital is a digital media fund that invests on firms that map key technology themes to the fundamental transformations in content.


Ubiquity Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Ubiquity Ventures is a “nerdy and early” venture capital firm that invests in “software beyond the screen” (typically ML or smart hardware).


Locus Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Locus Ventures is a seed fund that invests in passionate founders looking to build important, world-changing companies.


The Hive

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

The Hive is an online startup data forum that provides information to help with funding and networking.


TEC Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

TEC Ventures, a seed fund, finances internet and software startups specialized in the areas of IoT, education, security, big data, and SaaS.


ONE WORLD Training & Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

ONE WORLD provides training & investment capital to social impact enterprises.


Conductive Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage:

Conductive Ventures invests in expansion stage companies with a focus on enterprise software and hardware.


Red Dog Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Seed capital for technology innovators


AI Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

AI Fund is a VC firm made up of AI pioneers, operators, entrepreneurs, and investors, supported by LPs such as NEA, Sequoia and Greylock.


SaaStr Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

The SaaStr Fund is a $70m venture fund that focuses on early-ish stage investments exclusively in SaaS/enterprise/B2B start-ups.


Crestlight Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

Solving industry challenges by combining corporate coalitions with industrial IoT technology.


Enerdigm Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Enerdigm is a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital fund investing in SaaS, IT Infrastructure, Big Data and AI/ML Early Stage Investments


Happiness Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Happiness Ventures invests with a long-term view and supports our startups throughout their entire lifecycle.


Arafura Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Arafura Ventures invests in emerging U.S.-based technology startups and early stage internet software companies.


igniteXL Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

igniteXL Ventures is a global seed fund backing exceptional founders at the intersection point of technology, beauty, and wellness.


OakStone Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Invests in Technology companies.


SeedRamp

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

SeedRamp is a venture capital fund that provides instant seed investments after just one hour interview.


Archimedes Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Archimedes Capital invests in a range of venture capital and private equity deals, from seed to pre-IPO or later, focusing on those


MF Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

MF Capital is a California-based venture capital company focused on early-stage investments.


Occam Venture Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Non Equity Assistance, Private Equity, Seed

Occam Ventures is an angel group that finances entrepreneurs.


Sood Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

Sood Ventures is a Palo Alto-based venture capital and advisory firm focused on the mobile industry.


VC Task Force

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

VC Taskforce™ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit


ELMA Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

ELMA backs tenacious entrepreneurs with audacious goals at pre-seed and seed stages.


Trans-it Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

A startup investor and consultant


AG Brentwood

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

AG Brentwood invests in companies and oversees their planning, development, and administrations.


CrossPacific Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC

Investment Stage: Seed

CrossPacific Capital LLC based in Palo Alto is a seed stage fund that invests and collaborates with experienced West coast based Founders.

Written by Mark Kendall

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