Ever heard the saying “It takes money to make money”? Well thats not true but in some cases you are going to need that extra capital to get your idea off the ground. Unless you have a proven team, lots of venture capital connections, or a personal track record of making investors money you are going to need to do some work before anyone will give you their hard earned money. As a newcomer it is very unlikely you will just walk into a VC firm, tell them your idea, and get a million dollar check made out in your name on the spot.
The good news is there are many different types of organizations that can help you get closer to a piece of that VC gold. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list; just a quick intro to what’s available.
Venture Capital Firms and Funds
Union Square Ventures
General Catalyst Partners
San Francisco/Bay Area
Hive at 55
New Work City