Despite the talk of doom and gloom in the Valley, there is plenty of money going into great companies. Many early stage deals are still getting done by savvy investors who see opportunity in the right spaces. So who should entrepreneurs go to to seek seed funding?
The list below is by no means comprehensive, but highlights some firms that are especially active, and have great deals they funded in early stages. The list was compiled based on primary research through talking directly to five Silicon Valley based entrepreneurs who raised seed financing and five Silicon Valley based venture capitalists.
Disclosure: Silicon Valley is a small world, so I do own equity in some of the companies that these firms also hold equity in. I also currently work for a Social Capital company.
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