Venture and Seed Funding Networks

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Belle Capital USA

Resource: Belle Capital USA
Hosted by: Belle Capital USA
To learn more contact: http://bellevc.com/

BELLE Capital USA, LP, is an early-stage angel fund focused on building great companies in underserved capital markets across the U.S. The company invests in companies with female founders or C-level executives and focuses on the information technology and digital health industries.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: $1 million or more in annual revenue, capable of $20 million+ within 5 years
Industry Focus: Information Technology, Digital Health
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Cowboy Ventures

Resource: Cowboy Ventures
Hosted by: Cowboy Ventures
To learn more contact: http://cowboy.vc/

Cowboy Ventures is a seed stage–focused firm that helps start-ups grow. The fund seeks to back exceptional founders who are building products that reimagine work and personal life in monumental ways. Cowboy Ventures places a higher priority on meeting with companies referred by someone it knows, but if you do not have a contact, you can also e-mail the firm.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Golden Seeds

Resource: Golden Seeds
Hosted by: Golden Seeds
To learn more contact: http://www.goldenseeds.com/

Golden Seeds is a women-focused early-stage investment firm. Since 2005, Golden Seeds has invested more than $70 million in more than 65 start-up companies. In order to be eligible, prospective companies must have a scalable business model and a clear exit strategy.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: Valued at less than $5 million, raising $250,000–$2 million
Industry Focus: Consumer Products, Life Sciences, excludes real estate, broadcasting, arts
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Illuminate Ventures

Resource: Illuminate Ventures
Hosted by: Illuminate Ventures
To learn more contact: http://www.illuminate.com/

Illuminate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm targets high-tech start-ups with a particular focus on enterprise cloud and mobile computing.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Enterprise Cloud, Mobile Computing
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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MicroVentures

Resource: MicroVentures
Hosted by: MicroVentures
To learn more contact: https://microventures.com/startups

MicroVentures is an equity crowdfunding platform that provides both accredited and nonaccredited investors the opportunity to invest in start-ups. MicroVentures is a full-service online platform for venture capital investments that is open to the public. The platform combines the best parts of venture capital (connections, research) with the best aspects of equity crowdfunding (open access, ease of use) to give start-ups and investors the best of both worlds.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Internet Technology, Media, Entertainment, Software, Mobile, Clean Energy
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Monitor Ventures

Resource: Monitor Ventures
Hosted by: Monitor Ventures
To learn more contact: http://www.monitorventures.com/

Monitor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to commercialize technology into world-class products and services. The firm leverages the investment, operating, and entrepreneurial experience of its partners to accelerate portfolio companies’ paths to customers, capital, and profitability.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Technology
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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One Thousand Angels

Resource: One Thousand Angels
Hosted by: Onevest
To learn more contact: https://www.1000angels.com/

One Thousand Angels is an online investment platform for start-ups where entrepreneurs are able to raise capital from accredited investors. After a rigorous vetting process with the investment team, founders with a vision to build high-growth, scalable businesses can build awareness of their businesses and attract investors through the platform.

Primary Assistance: Finance
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Portfolia

Resource: Portfolia
Hosted by: Portfolia
To learn more contact: http://circles.portfolia.com/

Portfolia’s investing platform connects investors with growing entrepreneurial companies. Companies access both money and markets as investors engage their social networks and combined buying power for the company’s competitive advantage and their mutual long-term financial gain. Users can join the site in the discover phase or fundraising phase.

Primary Assistance: Finance
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: Beyond concept-only
Industry Focus: Technology (business-to-consumers)
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Texas Women Ventures Capital Management

Resource: Texas Women Ventures Capital Management
Hosted by: Texas Women Ventures Capital Management
To learn more contact: http://www.twvcapital.com/

TWV Capital Management, LLC, is an independent private-equity firm that provides growth capital through innovative capital solutions to private companies in a way that allows owners and management to maintain majority ownership and control.

Primary Assistance: Finance
Location(s): Virtual (targeting businesses in Texas and the Southwest)
Primary Requirements: $10 million–$100 million in annual revenue, seeking at least $1 million in growth capital
Industry Focus: Manufacturing, Distribution, Process Services, Healthcare Services
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Aligned Partners

Resource: Aligned Partners
Hosted by: Aligned Partners
To learn more contact: http://www.alignedvc.com/

Aligned Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in information technology businesses. With nearly $80 million in capital across two funds, Aligned Partners serves its entrepreneurs with commitment, discipline, and focus.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: In early-growth phase with a functioning product
Industry Focus: Mobile & Cloud Technology (business-to-business)
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No