The Low Upon Startup Investment Exposed

We have created a list of the top Angel Investors, those investing mostly in technology startups. Browse the list then learn more about raising capital for startups.

1. Aaron Patzer – Angel/Individual

Francisco Aaron Patzer is an angel investor based out of Silicon Valley, California. Aaron Patzer has invested in BizeeBee, Topicmarks, Capire Micro Motors and HealthTap.

2. Adeo Ressi – TheFunded San Francisco

Adeo Ressi is the founder of VC-rating site TheFunded and the startup incubator theFunded Founder Institute.

3. Andrea Zurek – Vorza Ventures San Francisco

Andrea Zurek is a multi-faceted angel investor with over 16 years of experience in sales and sales management. She co-founded the XG Ventures with several of her peers from Google. Prior to XG ventures, Andrea founded Forza Ventures, LLC.

4. Andy Bechtolsheim Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Andy Bechtolsheim is an electrical engineer who co-founded Sun Microsystems and is one of the most successful angel investors. When he left Sun Microsystems, he later found Granite Systems. Andy Bechtolsheim is also known to be one of the first investor to fund Google, has also invested in Brightmail, Tapulous, Brocade, Tasmania Network Systems and Regroup.

5. Aydin Senkut – Felicis Ventures San Francisco

Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. His current portfolio encompasses over 50 companies currently including Azumio, Baby.com.br, Clearslide, Dropcam, Chloe & Isabel, Imageshack, Inkling, Justin.tv, and others.

6. Babak Nivi – Angel List San Francisco

Babak Nivi is a founder of Venture Hacks and is an advisor to various startups, including Songbird and Grockit.

7. Ben Ling – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Benjamin Ling is the Product Manager Director of Search Products for Google and is the Director of Partnerships and Platform at Youtube. He previously worked at Facebook where he oversaw product marketing, developer operations.

8. Bill Joy – KPCB San Francisco

Bill is one of the co-founder of Sun Microsystems and is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

9. Brett Bullington Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Brett Bullington is an angel investor and advisor at Outfit7 Ltd. He’s also a board member for Digg and Carolina for Kibera.

10. Brian Pokorny – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Brian Pokorny is the CEO of Dailybooth and was previously a general partner at SV Angel. He’s an angel investor in Twitter, OMGPOP, Square,Tweetdeck

11. Caterina Fake – Founder Collective New York

Caterina is the co-founder of Flickr and Hunch and is the chariman of the board at Etsy. Her primary area of interest is social software.

12. Chris Dixon – Founder Collective New York

Chris Dixon is the co-founder of Founder Collective and is currently the CEO of Hunch. Chris’ investments includes Skype, TrialPay, DocVerse, Invite Media, Gerson Lehrman Group, ScanScout and a handful of other startups.

13. Chris Sacca – Lowercase Capital San Francisco

An accomplished venture investor, private equity principal, company advisor, and entrepreneur. He is one of the Silicon Valley’s original “super-angels,” investing early in such companies as Twitter, Bit.ly, Formspring and Instagram.

14. Dave Duffield – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Dave Duffield is the co-founder and former chairman of PeopleSoft, the co-founder and co-CEO at Workday, Inc. Duffield has invested to startups with HR bent like HireRight and Guru.com

15. Dave McClure – 500 Startups San Francisco

Dave McClure is a 500 Startups founding partner and mentor. Dave has made over a dozen of startup investments including Mint, SlideShare, Twilio, FeeFighters, SendGrid, Credit Karma, and Wildfire Interactive among many others.

16. Dave Morin – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Dave Morin is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Path. Dave was also the co-inventor of Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect.

17. David Lee – SV Angel San Francisco

David is a Venture Partner at SK Telecom Ventures and Co-founder of XG Ventures. Some of his past and current investments include Tapulous, Posterous, Twitter, Facebook, Kabam, Greplin, and others.

18. Eric Shmidt – TomorrowVentures San Francisco

Eric Scmidt is current executive chairman of Google and has served as the CEO from 2001-2011. Some of Schmidt’s investments include Citizen Effect, CX, iShake, PublishOne, and Sendmail.

19. Esther Dyson – EDVenture New York

Esther Dyson is an active investor in a variety of start-ups, focusing on technology. Her include XCOR Aerospace, Space Adventures/Zero G, Icon Aircraft, Coastal Aviation Software and Airship Ventures.

20. Geoff Ralston – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Geoff is the CEO of Lala Media, Inc., an innovative cloud music start-up. Prior to Lala, Ralston worked as chief product officer at Yahoo. And in 2011, he co-founded Imagine K12, an education incubator.

21. Jason Calacanis – Open Angel Forum Los Angeles

Jason Calacanis founded the Open Angel Forum and was the CEO and co-founder of Weblogs, Inc. As of 2008, Jason is now CEO and Founder of Mahalo, Inc., a user-powered search engine. He has invested in This Week In, ChallengePost, Gowalla, Belgrave Trust, and JIBE.

22. Jawed Karim – Youniversity Ventures San Francisco

Jawed Karim is a co-founder of the popular video sharing website YouTube. Prior to YouTube, Jawed was one of the first engineers at PayPal, now the world’s largest online payment service.

23. Jeff Bezos – Bezos Expeditions San Francisco

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the founder, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Amazon.com. Apart form Amazon, he recently founded Blue Origin, a space-flight startup. Jeff Bezos personal venture capital investments is managed by Bezos Expeditions.

24. Jeff Clavier – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Jeff Clavier is the founder and managing partner of SoftTech VC. Jeff has invested in close to 100 consumer internet startups including Mint , Brightroll, Truveo, Userplane, Rapleaf, Ustream, Milo, Eventbrite, Tapulous, and Blekko among many others.

25. Jeff Stewart – Urgent Group New York

Jeff Stewart is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor specializing in technology-enabled growth businesses. He is the founder and chairman at Urgent Group & Mimeo.com. Jeff also founded Urgent Career & Urgent Ventures LLC.

26. Jeremy Stoppelman – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Jeremy is the co-founder and CEO of Yelp. Prior to Yelp, Jeremy was the VP of engineering at PayPal.

27. Joe Kraus – Google Ventures San Francisco

Joe Kraus is a partner at Google Ventures, Google’s private market investment arm. Joe co-founded Excite.com and JotSpot. He has been an active angel investor in multiple companies, including LinkedIn, Aardvark, Kongregate, and OpenCand.

28. Josh Kopelman -First Round Ventures Philadelphia

Josh is currently Managing Director of First Round Capital, a seed stage technology venture fund. He’s also the director of the board at BankSimple, Monetate, Inc., and Swipely.

29. Keith Rabois – Youniversity Ventures San Francisco

Keith is the Chief Operating Officer at Square and a prominent angel investor. He currently serves on the board of directors of Yelp, Xoom, Vendio, Milo, and FanIQ. He was an early investor in YouTube and LinkedIn, and is a limited partner at Sequoia Capital.

30. Kevin Hartz – Youniversity Ventures San Francisco

Kevin Hartz is the co-founder of Eventbrite, a popular event registration service. Previously, he co-founded Xoom Corporation and ConnectGroup. He is also an investor and advisor to startups such as PayPal, Geni.com, Friendster, Flixster.com, and Trulia.

31. Kevin Rose – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Kevin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Milk, a mobile application development company. Previously, Kevin was the Founder of Digg, and co-founder of Revision3 and Pownce (now Six Apart). Kevin currently serves on the board of directors of the Tony Hawk Foundation and Digg.

32. Larry Braitman – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Lawrence Braitman is an online advertising veteran who co-founded Flycast Communications. Larry was also a founding investor in Flixster.

33. Lauren Flanagan – Phenomenelle Angels Madison, WI

Lauren is a co-founder and Managing Director of the Phenomenelle Angels Fund I, LP. Lauren also serves as CEO of SCIO Corp and the Chairman of the Board at HarQen Inc; serves on the Boards of Directors of Springboard Enterprises and Michelle’s Miracle Inc.

34. Manu Kumar – K9 Ventures Palo Alto

Manu is the founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures. He was the Founder, President and CEO of SneakerLabs, Inc. Manu also serves as an investor and/or advisor for several technology startups including Refocus Imaging, Dolores Labs(CrowdFlower), Twilio, DNAnexus, and others.

35. Marc Andreesen – Andreesen Horowitz Menlo Park

Marc Andreessen is a co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz. He is also co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter.

36. Marc Benioff – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Marc Benioff is the Chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, a cloud computing company. Prior to salesforce.com, Marc was the SVP at Oracle Corporation.

37. Mark Sugarman – MHS Capital San Francisco

Mark Sugarman is the managing partner at MHS Capital. He also serves as a board member at OPOWER and Fonality. Sugarman’s investements include Simply Measured, Udemy, iLikem, Venturebeat, and Pulpo Media among many others.

38. Martin Varsavsky – Angel/Inpidual

Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur. Varsavsky’s current venture is called FON, a company dedicated to building the world’s largest global WiFi network. Prior to FON, he founded two telecommunications company; Viatel and Jazztel.

39. Max Levchin – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Max Levchin the founder and CEO of Slide, which creates and distributes popular web applications on Facebook. He is also the chairman of local review site Yelp. Prior to Slide, he was the co-founder and CTO of PayPal.

40. Michael Dearing – Harrison Metal San Francisco

Michael Dearing is the founder of Harrison Metal and consulting associate professor at Stanford University. Previously, served as SVP & General Merchandise Manager for eBay and held leadership positions at Brain & Company, Filene’s Basement, The Walt Disney Company, and Industrial Shoe Warehouse.

41. Mike Maples Jr. – Floodgate San Francisco

Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of Floodgaet, and was recently named as one of “8 Rising VC Stars” by Fortune Magazine. Before founding Floodgate, he co-founded Motive, Inc., and was the product marketing director at Tivoli Systems. Some of his investments include PixelFish, Pipewise, ModCloth, and Socialware.

42. Mitch Kapor – Kapor Capital San Francisco

Mitch Kapor is widely known as the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of the “killer application” Lotus 1-2-3. He’s currently an active startup investor with more than 50 investments including EtherPad, CubeTree, Dapper bit.ly, Get Satisfaction, and Twilio among many others.

43. Naval Ravikant – Angel List San Francisco

Naval is an entrepreneur and angel investor, founder of AngelList and co-founder of Venture Hacks. Previously, he was a co-founder at Genoa Corp, Epinions.com, and Vast.com. Naval invested in companies like Twitter, FourSquare, DocVerse, Mixer Labs, and Jambool among the others.

44. Paul Buchheit – Y Combinator and Angel/Inpidual, San Francisco

Paul Buchheit was the creator and lead developer of Gmail. Paul co-founded the startup investment FriendFeed which was later acquired by Facebook. At present, he is a venture partner at the venture capital firm Y Combinator and invested to companies such as Meraki, ScanScout, Xobini, Vidyard, and Comprehen Systems.

45. Paul Graham – Y Combinator San Francisco

Paul Graham is a partner at Y Combinator. He also started Viaweb, the first ASP with Robert Morris and is the author of On Lisp ANSI Common Lisp, and Hackers & Painters. Graham has invested in Infinity Box, WebMynd, and AppJet.

46. Paul Martino – Bullpen Capital San Francisco

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of Aggregate Knowledge. Paul was previously the CTO and founder of Tribe Network and has held senior business development positions at Intertrust and SkyPilot. He has been doing angel investing for almost a decade and personally invested in first rounds of Zynga, PayNearMe, and TubeMogul.

47. Peter Fenton – Benchmark Capital San Francisco

Peter is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley and is currently a general partner at Benchmark Capital. His current investments include Coremetrics, EngineYard, Hyperic, New Relic, SpringSource, Terracotta, Yelp, and DotCloud.

48. Peter Thiel – Clarium Capital San Francisco

Peter Thiel is the President of Clarium Capital and is a managing partner at The Founders Fund. Thiel has made early-stage investment in Facebook and numerous startups including Booktrack, Slide, LinkedIn, Friendster, Rapleaf, Geni.com, Yammer, and Yelp, Inc.

49. Ram Shriram – Shepalo Ventures San Francisco

Ram Shiram is the founder and managing director at Sherpalo Ventures. Ram is one of the founding board member of Google Inc.and 247customer.com. Ram also serves on the boards of Next Jump, Zazzle.com, and StumbleUpon.com.

50. Reid Hoffman – Greylock Partners San Francisco

Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn. He is an angel investor in numerous influential Internet companies, including Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, Ning, Six Apart and Zynga.

51. Rick Thompson – Angel/Inpidual San Francisco

Rick is the co-founder and chairman of Playdom and is the chairman of the board at Funzio. Prior to Playdom, he co-founded and served as CEO at Adify and FlyCast Communications. His current investments include Udemy, Trooval, SocialShield, ViKi, Iddiction, and Tykoon.

52. Rob Hayes – First Round Capital San Francisco

Rob is a managing partner at First Round Capital. He has led investments in companies such as Mint.com, HomeRun, Uber, TaskRabbit, AppFog, Get Satisfaction, and DNAnexus.

53. Ron Conway – SV Angel San Francisco

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54. Russ Fradin – Dynamic Signal San Francisco

Russel Fradin is the CEO & co-founder at Dynamic Signal. He is also the chairman at SocialSheild. Previoulsy, he was the CEO & co-founder at Adify Corporation. Fradin has invested in Udemy, Humanoid, Colingo, Skygrid, Milo, and Playdom among many others.

55. Shervin Pishevar – Menlo Ventures San Francisco

Shervin is a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, a venture capital fund. He is an active angel investor in such companies as Aardvark , Gowalla , Milo.com, Klout, Votizen, Likealittle, Sprucemedia, Medialets, Kissmetrics and more.

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