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Data Privacy Investors – Top 50 Venture Capitalists in Data Privacy

This list aims to provide a list of those recently active investors in the Data Privacy space.

Purpose of this list: Finding and meeting VC’s and investors is no easy task for any founder no matter how well connected they might be. This list is aimed to provide a starting point highlighting some of the most recently active investors.

Great list… now what: If you’re a founder looking to pitch your startup you first need to create a short list of investors you want to pitch to. This list could provide part of that. Pick a few companies in this list, see their past investments, which countries they invest in and craft a personal email or Linkedin message to them if you think they would be interested.

I sent a load of emails, but didn’t get any responses: Welcome to the startup world… But in all seriousness some VC’s will get back to you with feedback if you’re lucky, but most are simply too busy to deal with all the messages they get.

Do not get discouraged, send a follow up email asking for feedback and work on your pitching. Rejection is not a reflection on your company, just how you pitched it. There is countless stories of people getting rejected 100 times before finally getting funding. See the Qwil story.

Data sourced from Crunchbase.

Bessemer Venture Partners

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Bessemer Venture Partners manages more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world.

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Location: Redwood City, California, United States

Number of Employees: 101-250

Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs is a multinational financial services firm providing securities, and investment banking and management services.

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Location: New York, New York, United States

Number of Employees: 10001

Venrock

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Venrock is a venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare companies.

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Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 51-100

Matrix Partners

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Matrix Partners is a venture capital firm focused on seed- and early-stage investments.

Founders: Paul J. Ferri

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Insight Partners

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Insight Partners operates as a scale-up firm in the software industry.

Founders: Jeff Horing, Jerry Murdock

Location: New York, New York, United States

Number of Employees: 101-250

Felicis Ventures

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Felicis Ventures is a boutique VC firm that backs iconic companies reinventing existing markets and creating frontier technologies.

Founders: Aydin Senkut

Location: Menlo Park, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)

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Internet Initiatives Development Fund is a venture fund that creates infrastructure and conditions for Russia-based businesses.

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Location: Moscow, Moscow City, Russian Federation

Number of Employees: 101-250

Wavemaker Partners

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Wavemaker is a crossborder early-stage VC firm that focuses on early-stage tech startup opportunities.

Founders: David Siemer, Eric Manlunas, Paul Santos

Location: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Number of Employees: 51-100

Data Collective DCVC

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Data Collective invests in entrepreneurs building big data, deep compute, and IT infrastructure companies.

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Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

ff Venture Capital

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ff Venture Capital is a technology venture capital firm that invests in cybersecurity, AI, machine learning, drones, and cloud software.

Founders: John Frankel

Location: New York, New York, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Upfront Ventures

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Upfront Ventures is the venture capital firm focusing on early-stage technology companies.

Founders: Steve Lebow, Steven Dietz, Yves Sisteron

Location: Santa Monica, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Ignition Partners

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Ignition Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping the best entrepreneurs seize opportunity.

Founders: Frank Artale, John Connors, Jonathan Roberts, Nick Sturiale

Location: Los Altos, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Dreamit Ventures

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Dreamit is a venture fund and growth-focused accelerator for Urbantech, Securetech, and Healthtech startups

Founders: David Bookspan, Michael Levinson, Steve Welch

Location: New York, New York, United States

Number of Employees: 51-100

NXTP Ventures

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NXTP Ventures backs early-stage technology companies led by extraordinary entrepreneurs throughout Latin America.

Founders: Ariel Arrieta, Francisco Coronel, Gonzalo Costa, Marta Cruz, Martin Hazan

Location: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Number of Employees: 11-50

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

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Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) is one of Israel’s leading VC funds with 35 noteworthy exits and over $1.4bn raised to date.

Founders: Erel Margalit

Location: Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel

Number of Employees: 51-100

Startup Wise Guys

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Startup Wise Guys is the leading B2B startup accelerator in Europe.

Founders: Herty Tammo, Jon Bradford, Mike Reiner

Location: Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Number of Employees: 11-50

Icon Ventures

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Icon Ventures is a specialty venture capital firm focused on leading Series B or C financings.

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Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Pelion Venture Partners

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Formerly UV Partners Since 1986, Pelion Venture Partners has been helping entrepreneurs turn early-stage concepts into tomorrow’s

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

CVP Management

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CVP Management is a venture capital firm that specializes in seed, startup, early Series A, and early stage investments.

Founders: James Geshwiler

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Costanoa Ventures

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Costanoa Ventures leads Seed and Series A investments in companies that change the way business is done.

Founders: Greg Sands

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

TELUS Ventures

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TELUS Ventures is the venture capital arm of TELUS, a North American telecommunications company.

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Number of Employees: 10001

SixThirty

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SixThirty is a global venture capital firm focused on investing in late seed stage FinTech, InsurTech, and Cyber Security companies.

Founders: Atul Kamra, Brian Matthews, Jim McKelvey

Location: St Louis, Missouri, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

AllegisCyber

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AllegisCyber invests in early stage companies developing technology and software to serve emerging markets.

Founders: Barry Weinman, Bob Ackerman, Robert Ackerman

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Citi Ventures

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Citi Ventures harnesses the power of Citi to help people, businesses, and communities thrive in a world of technological change.

Founders: Debby Hopkins

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 51-100

Social Leverage

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Social Leverage is a Venture Capital firm which specializes in early-stage investments in the Software, Consumer, and Fintech industries.

Founders: Howard Lindzon, Tom Peterson

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Thomvest Ventures

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Thomvest Ventures provides companies with cross-stage venture capital fund.

Founders: Peter Thomson

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Amino Capital

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

Founders: David Wei, Jun Wu, Larry Li

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Telstra Ventures

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Telstra Ventures invests in technology companies and offers synergy revenues to its portfolio companies.

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Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Ascent Venture Partners

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Ascent is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage, emerging B2B technology companies, backing over 110 companies since 1985.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati provides legal services for technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises.

Founders: Larry Sonsini

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 1001-5000

Maryland Venture Fund

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Maryland Venture Fund is an evergreen venture capital fund that is dedicated to funding the next generation of outstanding businesses.

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Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Hard Yaka

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Fund investing in teams that revolutionize exchanges between seekers and providers of goods, services, and information.

Founders: Greg Kidd

Location: Crystal Bay, Nevada, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Benhamou Global Ventures

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Benhamou Global Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm.

Founders: Eric Benhamou

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

RPM Ventures

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RPM is an early stage venture firm with a focus on investing in B2B and B2B2C technology startups.

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

StageOne Ventures

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StageOne invests in exceptional founders of Early-Stage B2B Deep Tech startups in the Israeli ecosystem.

Founders: Adoram Ga’ash, Yuval Cohen

Location: Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel

Number of Employees: 44105

Flashpoint

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Flashpoint is an international asset management firm investing in tech businesses.

Founders: Alexander Konoplyasty, Michael Szalontay

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Number of Employees: 11-50

StartupYard

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Central Europe’s leading Seed Accelerator for Technology Startups

Founders: Jan Barta, Lukas Hudecek

Location: Praha, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

Number of Employees: 44105

Point72 Ventures

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Point72 Ventures is a global venture capital firm with offices in New York City, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stamford, Connecticut.

Founders: Steven A. Cohen

Location: New York, New York, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Qihoo 360 Technology

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Qihoo 360 Technology offers internet and mobile security products, online advertising and internet value-added services in China.

Founders: Hongyi Zhou, Xiangdong Qi

Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Number of Employees: 5001-10000

Flint Capital

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Flint Capital is an international venture capital fund investing in technology-driven companies.

Founders: Dmitry Smirnov, Oleg Seydak

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

MassVentures

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MassVentures is a venture capital firm focused on supporting Massachusetts-based startups to prosper in their businesses.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Future Energy Ventures

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Future Energy Ventures is a Venture capital and collaboration platform that brings together corporate partners and start-ups.

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Location: Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Number of Employees: 11-50

A Plus Finance

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A Plus Finance is a trust company involved in various types of investments in innovative sectors such as IT, media and security.

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Location: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Number of Employees: 11-50

Finch Capital

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Finch Capital is an early stage venture capital firm focusing on the FinTech sector in Europe and South East Asia.

Founders: Hans de Back, Radboud Vlaar

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Number of Employees: 11-50

LRVHealth

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LRVHealth is an “Inside Healthcare” venture capital platform established in 2000 by a team of healthcare investors, operators & advisors

Founders: Tripp Peake, Will Cowen

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Right Click Capital

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Right Click Capital is a venture capital firm backing bold startup founders in Australia and New Zealand.

Founders: Ari Klinger, Benjamin Chong

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Number of Employees: 11-50

BootstrapLabs

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BootstrapLabs is a leading Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence.

Founders: Benjamin Levy, Nicolai Wadstrom

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

MassMutual Ventures

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MassMutual Ventures (MMV) is the venture capital arm of MassMutual.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Vanedge Capital

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Vanedge Capital focuses on gaming, digital media, and SaaS solutions for small and medium business, enterprise software, and cyber security.

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Number of Employees: 44105

TechOperators

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TechOperators is a venture capital firm which focuses on solutions in software, internet, cloud computing, security, and infrastructure.

Founders: David Gould

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

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