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Super-Angels Steal A March On VC

This year, super-angel funds will invest in more entrepreneurial companies than their more established counterparts. Check out Institutional Investor’s ranking of the top super-angels.

  • Udayan Gupta

Super-angels are helping to reorganize early-stage investing with disciplined capital, uniform investing rules and a sense of community that venture capital hasn’t had for a long time.

And super-angels can now finance later rounds, in direct competition with venture capital funds. Their successes are already well-documented.

Super-angel Ken Lerer invested about $3 million of his own money for a stake in the Huffington Post that now is valued at more than $60 million. The Huffington Post was bought by AOL last month for more than $300 million.

Institutional Investor ranks the top super-angels.


Super Angel Location Investment Team AUM
Softtech VC Palo Alto Jean-Francois "Jeff" Clavier $30 M+
SV Angels San Francisco Ron Conway, David Lee, Mike Ghaffary, Kevin Carter and Topher Conway $20 M+
IAVentures New York Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Gillespie $50 M
Lerer Ventures New York Kenneth Lerer, Ben Lerer $7 M
Social Leverage Phoenix Howard Lindzon, Tom Peterson
500 Startups Mountain View Dave McClure $30 M
Floodgate Palo Alto Mike Maples Jr., Ann Miura-Ko $70 M+
Lowercase Capital Truckee Chris Sacca $28 M
FelicisVentures Palo Alto Aydin Senkut $40 M
Founders Co-Op Seattle Andy Sack, Chris DeVore $2.5 M+
Founder Collective Cambridge, New York Bill Trenchard, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, David Frankel, Eric Paley, Mark Gerson, Micah Rosenbloom, Zach Klein $40 M+