Potential Investors, Part 1
Some limited partners, private equity firms, or wealthy individuals / Angel investors that have invested in micro VCs and have an interest in science and / or tech companies are NSV Wolf Capital, BluePointe Ventures and Chris Douvos. Additional details are made available in this spreadsheet.
NSV WOLF CAPITAL
- NSV Wolf Capital is an independent venture capital investment firm based in Menlo Park.
- They also have invested undisclosed amounts in 18 micro VCs to date.
- They have invested between $200,000 — $7,500,000 in different startups before.
- Their latest fund focuses on investing in FinTech savvy micro VCs.
- BluePointe Ventures is a fund and limited partner based in San Mateo.
- They provide access to Micro VC Fund-Of-Funds that invests in seed/early-stage companies. They are also a Limited Partner in nine funds that are vertically focused in areas of AI, VR/AR Smart Devices, Cloud, or in Data-Driven analytics.
- BluePointe Ventures have previously invested between $1.1 million — $80 million in different startups.
- Chris Douvos is a managing partner based in Palo Alto.
- Mr. Douvos was a managing partner at Venture Investment Associates (VIA) up until December 2018 and has founded his own firm, Ahoy Capital in 2019. He remains a partner of VIA and still manages some of their funds.
- VIA is a private equity funds manager that focuses on capital efficient IT start-ups. They have been investing in micro VCs since 2004 and invested $20 million in them in 2012.
- His new company, Ahoy capital closed $31.8 million in November 2018. They have invested undisclosed amounts in First Round Capital and True Ventures. They have also funded a material science VC/ partner and are focused on upcoming disruptive technologies.
We could not find the amount invested in micro VCs for all limited partners, private equity firms, or wealthy individuals / Angel investors. We are forced to concur with OpenLP 2.0's assessment that the role of limited partners is conventionally private and specifically opaque. This might be due to deliberate efforts to avoid legal issues.