Founder Toolkit 🧰 - Investor Databases
22 Investor Databases ~400k+ Investors (Updated August 17)
As a Founder and investor I’m consistently trying to find ways to give back to a community which has been very generous to me. Part of that is creating a more open, democratised and transparent ecosystem for startup funding. I wrote a tweet yesterday collating databases and networks of startup investors. It was more popular than I expected, generating at the time of writing close to half a million impressions. Thank you to everyone who shared it.
I had dozens of DMs and comments from other Founders and Angels sharing additional resources, so here’s my expanded post with the full list. Thank you to all that contributed!
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No Warm Intro Required by Yulia Belyayeva - An Airtable, filterable database of investors who are open to cold outreach (including me). It’s also worth reading Yulia’s post on how to successfully execute cold outreach - https://www.notion.so/odetocoldoutreach/An-Ode-to-Cold-Outreach-6d7dd3ba3f5844188158d31dee7c36eb
OpenVC by @StephNass and Lucas Roquilly - All VC firm by thesis.
Gritt by Adrien Moreau Camard - Investor database focussed on Angel investors, completely free. Filterable. Awesome product. Adrien is also building something cool in the B2B SaaS space
Active Angels by Trace Cohen - Database of active angel investors including contact details
Investor Scout - database of 37k+ investors (though requires payment)
This Week in Startups Slack community by Jason - network of Founders and Active angel investors (38k+)
Odin - by Paddy and Mary - network of mainly European Founders and Angel investors
GenZVCs by Meagan Loyst - community of 10k+ VCs and Angels
Signal by NFX - 11,393 investors filterable by stage, sector and other factors
The Ultimate List of Seed Funds by Matt Estes - Google sheet with 797 Seed Funds with investment stage and categories ranked by number of investments in each sector
US Female Angels by Lolita Taub - List of 500+ female Angel investors, predominantly based in the US
Angel Investors from Diverse Backgrounds - 591 diverse Angels - if anyone knows who put this together, let me know
Seedscout by Mat Sherman - this is a database you should add your startup too - Mat sends out regular emails with all new startups to qualified investors subscribed
Contxto - database focussed on Latam companies and investors
Knightley by Graham Gintz - Atlanta based platform connecting investors and Founders
Magistral - a database of 25k active investors
VC funds below $200m by Shai Goldman - a list of 700+ funds focussed on early stage businesses
Finta - a database of 14k+ investors, free to use
Startuplist Africa - a platform for connecting startups in Africa with active investors
Health Tech Venture Investor Database - Database of 200+ Health Tech VCs
Non-VC Funding Sources for SaaS Founders by Dan Martell - 200+ resources for taking alternative routes to Venture Capital for SaaS Founders
Foundersuite by Nathan Beckord - an extensive product with 208k+ (!) investors and a wide range of features to take you beyond just outreach. It is paid, but seems to be one of the most functional databases out there and you get 40% off with the code AlexMacRocks
Thank you for reading and feel free to reach out directly with any other suggestions.
Great post, thanks! Value is maximized