See below for a ranked leaderboard of US Micro VC's.

You can organize it by City, or just see the ranked list. I began working on this idea as far back as 2014. It is based on 10 years of funding data through August 2020 (probably incomplete) and only looks at funding into companies that reached a valuation of $500m or more.

The complete data set includes ranking for all funds globally, no matter the size. But this table is cross references with Samir Kaji's list of Micro VCs in the USA, and so is only ranking funds that appear on his list.

The criteria for scoring is my algorithm, but it is based on a look-back through the data to score Micro VCs that successfully invested early into companies that went on to be highly valued. So it biases to stage of entry, and outcome. The earlier the entry the better. The exact scores are as follows (Last Updated 30 August 2020)

  • For entry at the Angel Round - 60
  • For entry at pre-seed stage - 60
  • For entry at seed stage - 50
  • For Series A entry - 40
  • For entry at Series B - 30
  • For entry at Series C - 20
  • For Entry at Series D - 10
  • For entry at Series E - 5
  • For Entry at Series F - 4
  • For Entry at Series G - 3
  • For Entry at Series H - 2
  • For Entry at Series I - 1

All other rounds are counted as zero, including debt financing, secondaries, and PE rounds.

Subscribers can get access to the entire leaderboard data set (based on 10 years worth of funding events with associated scoring). Plus additional Data Sets like a leaderboard of Angel Investors (global, ranked). You cannot download the underlying data - only the result sets. This list only shows managers that achieved 120 points or more.

It is free to subscribe.

Credit: Crunchbase data used to provide underlying funding data enabling us to score the funds. If you participated in a round valued over $500m post-money and you are not represented here (or your score is wrong), please update your Crunchbase history at and then fill out this form: