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57 Best & Most Active San Francisco Investment Banks

Investment Banks play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top San Francisco Investment Banks. 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 San Francisco Investment Banks

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Armentum Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Debt

Armentum Partners is a financial services firm focused on providing debt capital raising solutions to technology and healthcare companies.


Visa

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Investor Type: Investment Bank, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Visa is a multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world.


Thomas Weisel Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Thomas Weisel Partners LLC is a full service investment bank focused on the growth sectors of the global economy primarily in the


Brookside Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

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

They design, implement, and manage custom tailored portfolios of liquid assets for high net worth investors.


The Hina Group

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

They have become one of China’s leading cross border investment banking and private equity firms.


Hambrecht & Quist

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Hambrecht & Quist is an investment bank that focuses on the technology and internet sectors.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Debt

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America.


Robertson Stephens Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

A San Francisco-based boutique investment bank that focused primarily on technology companies.


Chase H&Q

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Chase H&Q is an investment company that provides investment banking services to entrepreneurs and their companies.


Charles Schwab

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Charles Schwab is a financial institution that provides brokerage and banking services.


Code Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Code Advisors, an investment banking firm, offers mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising advisory services for its clients.


First Republic Bank

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Debt

First Republic offers banking for individuals and businesses, wealth management and more with a focus on tailored services and solutions.


Momentum Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Enterprise Class Advice. Aligned With Entrepreneurs.


Business Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Debt

Business Capital, founded in 2002, is a national commercial finance and restructuring company.


Financial Technology Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Financial Technology Partners is an investment banking firm focusing on financial technology.


Bank of The West

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Bank of The West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management, and international banking services.


Pacific Growth Equities

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Pacific Growth Equities is a research driven investment bank that specializes in technology based emerging growth companies.


Barclays Global Investors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Barclays Global Investors is an investment management subsidiary of U.K. based Barclays Bank.


Rutberg & Company

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Rutberg & Company is a research-centric investment bank focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to both public and private


Piedmont Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Piedmont Capital was founded in 2005


Boston Meridian Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Boston Meridian is an investment bank focused on providing M&A advisory and capital raising services to private and public growth companies.


Security Research Associates

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Post-Ipo

Security Research Associates is a boutique investment banking and capital markets firm.


First Security Van Kasper

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

First Security Van Kasper is a leading Private Brokerage and Investment Banking firm based in San Francisco.


Montcalm Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Montcalm Capital is an advisory and investment firm.


Maroon Bells Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

A international merchant bank specializing in telecommunications, e-commerce and the Internet.


Jane Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Founded in 2001, the Jane Capital team has worked together for over 15 years through predecessor firms.


Petkevich & Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Petkevich & Partners is a new merchant bank offering capital and services to exceptional start-up companies.


US Capital Global

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

US Capital team has been committed to providing small and lower middle market businesses.


Gain Hash

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Investor Type: Corporate Venture Capital, Family Investment Office, Fund Of Funds, Government Office, Hedge Fund, Investment Bank, Pension Funds, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Initial Coin Offering, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed, Venture

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturing


Hall Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

SEC-registered investment advisor


GCA

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Global investment bank providing strategic M&A, capital markets and private funds advisory services to growth companies and market leaders.


Vista Point Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Vista Point Advisors is a boutique investment bank that focuses on advising founder-led software and internet companies.


Scenic Advisement

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Scenic Advisement is the investment bank focused on secondary and primary capital raises for leading private companies.


Bandwidth Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Bandwidth Capital is a boutique investment bank that specializes in strategic corporate capital for early-stage companies.


Probitas Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Probitas Partners is a leading independent knowledge, innovation and solutions provider to private markets clients.


Edgar, Dunn & Company

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Edgar, Dunn & Company is an independent global financial services and payments consultancy.


Stone & Youngberg

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Stone & Youngberg LLC, an investment banking company, provides underwriting and investment advisory services.


Vaquero Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Leading investment banking advisory firm for private growth companies


Enter Capital

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Investor Type: Family Investment Office, Investment Bank, Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Enter Capital helps to deploy over $2 billion from US multi-strategy private equity funds and executes M&A deals


Union Square Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Union Square Advisors is a strategic advisory firm focusing exclusively on the technology sector.


North Point Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

North Point Advisors is a boutique investment bank that offers financial advisory services to public and private companies and financial


Demeter Advisory Group

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Adult Beverage industry’s leading investment bank for M&A and private placement advisory services.


Pacific View Asset Management

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

A multi-manager, multi-strategy asset management firm.


New Resource Bank

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

New Resource Bank is the bank for businesses and organizations building a better world.


Logic0x LLC

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Investor Type: Accelerator, Investment Bank, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Venture Capital Firm and Financial Technology Company


E*OFFERING

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

E*OFFERING is an internet investment banking firm that delivers investment banking products.


Lapis Advisers

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Lapis Advisers, LP employs proprietary investment strategies to produce attractive, uncorrelated returns in markets.


Catapult Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Catapult Advisors serves M&A advisory and capital raising needs of emerging growth software and internet companies.


Falcon Point Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Falcon Point Capital, LLC is a San Francisco-based SEC-registered investment advisor with extensive expertise in small cap growth stocks.


Spinta Capital

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Investor Type: Investment Bank, Venture Debt

Investment Stage: Debt

Spinta Capital provides innovative companies a smarter way to navigate today’s diverse growth and venture debt markets.


Shott capital Managment

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Shott capital Managment is a company that was acquired by Hamilton Lane in 2013.


Stratagem Partnering

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Stratagem Partnering is a boutique bank, in both investment banking and software operations.


Seraphin Partners

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Start-up investment advisory firm


Inertia Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Inertia Advisors provides strategic and financial advice to emerging and established technology leaders globally.


Woodside Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Woodside Advisors provides business & financial advisory services and early-stage investment in retail, restaurant & e-commerce fields.


LEDGER STOCKS LTD

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

ledgerstocks.com company has all the necessary tools, intellectual and temporal resources to manage the assets of our investors.


Tech Venture Advisors

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Squarespace is a SaaS-based Content Management System (CMS) offering a website builder, store builder, blogging platform, & hosting service.

Written by Mark Kendall

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