The Directory of Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms, Domestic & International consists of listings of United States and international venture capital firms.
On the Quick Search page, you can search by keyword for firms or companies (which may appear in the firm’s profile under Portfolio Companies), and you can search by State, Country, or other listed fields. If you want to create lists of relevant firms, it is recommended that you use the Expert Search.
Below is a sample suggested search strategy to use when creating lists of firms with Expert Search. Because there is no controlled vocabulary when using Expert Search, use this search as a starting point and adapt (add or remove keywords) based on the keywords you discover in firm profiles and the relevancy of your results. Pay careful attention to how you construct your search, including placement of parentheses; Field selected; use of Boolean operators OR, AND, etc.
NOTE: If you want to limit by Industry Group Preferences, you will need to try a few searches in the database and note the industry terms listed in firm profiles first. You could also try running a basic keyword search for a company in your industry to see whether it returns any investment firm results and could then note the industry group keywords. You can also browse the Industry Preference Index in an older print book version of the database to get ideas of industry terms to use.
You can save your search parameters within the database by going to Save Search and naming your search. Find your saved searches by going to View Saved Searches. Keep in mind that all saved searches are visible to all Syracuse University users of the database.
You can save your list within the database by going to Save Results and naming your list. To find your saved lists, go to My Searches. Keep in mind that all saved searches are visible to all Syracuse University users of the database.
When you are viewing a firm profile, you can export an MS Word version of the profile by going to Export Now for download options. Under Download Results, select Active Record and MS Word.
Once you have created a list of firms, browse the firm profiles in your list of results to determine whether the list is likely to be relevant to you. If you would like to export the list, go to Export Now for download options. Under Download Results, select All Results List and your preferred format (TXT, CSV, or MS Word). This will provide you with a list of the firm names, but no other information. Download Contact Sheet or Address is not an option that is available via our institutional level subscription.