5 best Investors in the USA for early stage B2B startups

31 August, 2022

 

Here is the top 5 Early Stage Venture investors for B2B startups. Scroll down for more information on these investors or to view the rest of the investors.

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Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest is a global venture capital and growth equity investment firm that specializes in venture and growth equity companies. Since its inception, it has invested in more than 600 companies and partner with over 140 active companies across our venture and growth equity portfolio. The firm invests in early to late-stage companies across a wide range of sectors with a focus on consumer, enterprise, and healthcare. It offers a deep network of connections, operating experience, and a wide range of impactful services to help CEOs and founders scale their businesses. Norwest has offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, with subsidiaries in India and Israel.

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

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States, North America

Industries: B2B, Financial Services, Health Care, Venture Capital

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Alchemist Accelerator

Alchemist is a venture-backed accelerator focused on accelerating the development of seed-stage ventures that monetize from enterprises (not consumers). CB Insights rated Alchemist the top accelerator in 2016 based on median funding rates of its grads (YC was #2). The accelerator’s primary screening criteria is on teams, with primacy placed on having distinctive technical co-founders. The organization provides seed investment into companies it admits (typically $36K), and provides founders a structured path to traction, fundraising, mentorship, and community over the course of a 6 month program. Our backers include many of the top corporate and VC funds in the Valley — including Khosla Ventures, DFJ, Cisco, GE, next47(Siemens), and Salesforce, among others. The accelerator seeds around 75 enterprise-monetizing ventures / year. Notable alumni include LaunchDarkly, Rigetti Quantum Computing, mPharma, Matternet, and Mightyhive.

Stages: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Location: San Francisco, California, United States, North America

Industries: Apps, B2B, Enterprise Software, Medical, Software

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Forum Ventures

Forum Ventures is the leading early-stage fund, program and community for B2B SaaS startups. Founded in 2014 as Acceleprise, we’re on a mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible and successful for early-stage founders, through pre-seed and seed-stage funding, high touch programming, corporate perks and introductions, and an active SaaS community. Forum For Founders, our pre-seed program, provides founders with $100k in funding and 15 intense weeks of talks, events, mentorship and 1:1 guidance focused on go to market and fundraising. Forum Seed, our seed fund, backs exceptional SaaS startups at the seed-stage both from within and outside of our pre-seed program. With over 250 portfolio companies, Forum founders have gone on to raise from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Canaan, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, SV Angel, True Ventures and many more. Learn more at www.forumvc.com

Stages: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Location: New York, New York, United States, North America

Industries: B2B, Enterprise Software, SaaS

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Innova Memphis

Founded in 2007 by the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Innova is a pre-seed, seed and early-stage investor focused on starting and funding high-growth companies in the Biosciences, Technology and AgBio fields across the state of Tennessee. Innova links capital with great ideas to create groundbreaking products and services. At Innova we invest in start-up companies, help them grow, and then assist them in linking with established corporations for licensing, buy-outs or further investments. We provide the synergy of experienced management, market expertise and venture capital to accelerate the development of new products and services into viable business units that can stand on their own and then take their place with a mature market leader, if desired. Whether an innovation is still on the drawing board or stalled in the market place the Innova staff has the expertise, skills, and experience to envision and create a functioning business unit that is prepared to thrive in the market place. Technical know-how, market-proven staffing, and “just-right” funding assure the greatest chance possible for success.

Stages: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States, North America

Industries: AgTech, B2B, Logistics, Medical, Supply Chain Management, Venture Capital

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SAP.iO

SAP.iO is SAP’s strategic business unit to incubate, accelerate and scale startup innovation and explore new business models for SAP. Since 2017, SAP.iO has helped 300+ external startups and internal ventures both start and scale their businesses while enabling thousands of SAP customers to access innovation.

Stages: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Location: San Francisco, California, United States, North America

Industries: B2B, Business Development, Enterprise Software, Internet, Software, Venture Capital

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