Early Stage Venture Capital Map
I ran across this Early Stage Tech Venture Ecosystem map created by David Lerner and Shane Snow. It is named, and can be found at VentureMaps.co. I have to say it is brilliant. There is no way to describe it in a away that does it justice, please just visit the link and see for your self. I have also put a link to David’s post here where he goes into detail about the map itself.
What is it? Why use it?
These two have mapped out all the early stage investors in particular areas. They started with New York. When you click on the city you will obtain a map of the various venture capitalists firms and the individuals at each. It is a visual map of each early stage vc firm in the area that you may want to speak to regarding your startup.
How is it Useful?
If you are looking to raise early stage capital in the cities he currently has mapped it just saved you hours if not days. The comprehensive list, and from comments you can see they are updating as individuals add more, is everyone you could speak to in that area. Obviously you can raise money anywhere but why not start in your own backyard. So the old school way of using it would be to print it out and use it as a contact list when you are ready to raise funding. Take a look at each of the firms online of course to assure they meet your criteria and they meet yours. If you do use it, or see firms missing let David know as this is one incredibly useful resource that he so graciously put together along with Shane.