53 VC Firms and Angel Investors to Fund Your B2B Startup


If you want money, ask for advice, and if you want advice, ask for money. – Unknown

When raising money for your B2B startup, it’s important to realize that, beyond terms, investors don’t all bring the same value to your business.

Some investors will be very involved while others will not. Some will open gates for you, help recruit top employees, show you the ropes and remain solid partners all throughout the life of your startup. And again, some will not.

In B2B, the best investors understand how B2B and B2C startups differ, they have connections in your industry and know what it takes to win in B2B. Those investors can significantly improve your odds of success.

To help you find the right partners, I’ve put together a list of Angel investors and partners at leading VC firms actively investing in B2B SaaS. This is a list I wish I had when we raising money at Psykler.

Angel Investors Investing in B2B Startups

Name Location B2B Investments
Alex Khein London, UK Automatic, Talkdesk, MediaCore
Andy Yang Toronto, Canada TribeHR, Kera, Fuse Powered
Auren Hoffman San Francisco Aardvark, Flowtown, Rapleaf
David Cancel Greater Boston Area Rapportive, Help Scout, Appcues
David Hauser Las Vegas Intercom, Buffer, Unbounce
David O. Sacks San Francisco Palantir Technologies, Yammer, PayPal
Dharmesh Shah Greater Boston Area Hubspot, Appcues, Buffer
Francois Gaouette Montreal, Canada Taleo, Airborne Mobile, Amilia
Francois Gilbert Quebec, Canada Taleo, Coveo
James Geshwiler Greater Boston Area Influitive, TimeTrade
Jean-François Gagné Montreal, Canada Element AI, Planora
Jerry Neumann New York City Taleo, Simple, DataHero
Jim Moran Greater Boston Area Paydiant, MixRank, Edocs
John Landry Greater Boston Area Unica, docTrackr, Jingle Networks
Magdalena Yesil San Francisco Salesforce.com, 3Ware, Securify
Mitch Kapor Oakland Optimizely, Twilio, Asana
Rasool Rayani Victoria, Canada Unbounce, MediaCore, Versly
Robert Shaw New York City Box, Streem, Revolve Robotics
Roham Gharegozlou San Francisco Intercom, ToutApp, Zozi
Ty Danco Greater Boston Area Crashlytics, CardMunch, Incentive Targeting
Victor Belfor San Francisco Influitive, MixRank, CodingTechnologies

Venture Capitalists Investing in B2B Startups

Name Location B2B Investments
Adam Rothenberg New York City Kustomer, Fundera, CrowdAI
Ajay Agarwal Palo Alto Optimizely, Kiva Systems, Symphony Commerce
Brian Christopher Yee San Francisco Box, Appirio, AuditFile
Brian Jacobs San Francisco SuccessFactors, Yammer, Veeva
Bruce Cleveland San Francisco Marketo, Totango, Amplero
Byron Deeter San Francisco Twilio, Involver, Bizo
Chip Hazard Greater Boston Area Mattermark, Crashlytics, MongoDB
Christoph Janz Stuttgart, Germany Zendesk, Geckoboard, Typeform
David Nault Montreal, Canada Lightspeed, Unsplash, Chronogolf
David Skok Greater Boston Area Hubspot, TribeHR, AppIQ
Devdutt Yellurkar Palo Alto Zendesk, Wave, Rethink Robotics
Eric Vishria San Francisco Amplitude, Contentful, Confluent
Ethan Kurzweil San Francisco SendGrid, Twilio, Skybox Imaging
Jason Green San Francisco Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, Box
Jason M. Lemkin Palo Alto Talkdesk, SalesLoft, Pipedrive
Jean-Francois Marcoux Montreal, Canada Salesfloor, IMMUNIO, mnubo
Kevin Spain Palo Alto Veeva Systems, Zettics, VigLink
Manu Kumar Palo Alto Twilio, Indextank, Boomerang
Mark MacLeod Toronto, Canada Freshbooks, Context.io, Engagio
Mark Suster Los Angeles Burstly, Gravity, Invoca
Mike Cegelski Montreal, Canada Taleo, iBwave, Beltron
Mike Volpi San Francisco Zuora, Confluent, Optimizely
Neeraj Agrawal Greater Boston Area Amplitude, Optimizely, Yesware
Peter Fenton San Francisco Zuora, Zendesk, Optimizely
Rob de Heus Almere Stad, Netherlands Box, BlazeMeter, Streem
Scott Sandell San Francisco Workday, Tableau, Coursera
Simon Chong Toronto, Canada FreshBooks, Influitive, ScribbleLive
Stacey Bishop Palo Alto Hubspot, ExactTarget, Box
Tae Hea Nahm San Francisco Marketo, Engagio, Talkdesk
Thomas Korte San Francisco Heroku, Buffer, Periscope Data
Tomasz Tunguz San Francisco Dremio, Expensify, Looker
Vas Natarajan San Francisco Atlassian, Lightspeed, Qualtrics

I expect this list to grow and evolve over time. If you see any mistakes or have suggestions to make, just tweet at @leanb2b.


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