The Seed 100: The best early-stage investors
- These seed investors are the best in the United States, according to data analysis from Tribe Capital.
- Insider and Tribe have also identified the Seed 25: the best early-stage female investors.
- Tribe Capital selected and ranked these lists with a statistical model based on 25 attributes.
Most seed-stage venture capitalists do not invest in companies. Instead, they invest in people who may just have an idea and a business plan scribbled on a napkin.
Seed-stage investing carries the highest risk of all venture capital, but those who excel can realize huge returns on their relatively small investments, attracting growing numbers of people and businesses to industry.
And by analyzing the data, we can see that only a few of them have the skills to succeed year after year. Scroll down for the full Seed 100 list.
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How top VC Miriam Rivera turned bets on underrepresented founders into multi-billion dollar wins
Additional edition by Shakeema Edwards.