Investor directory by sector

PrivateEquityList.com provides an easy access to PE/VC investors in various sectors, from traditional industries, such as Consumer Goods and Services, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining plus has special awareness to investors in fast-growing industries and specific sectors, including Blockchain and Biotech.

Our platform has a detailed database with general overview and contact information on PE, VC, Angel/Seed investors in fast growing areas of technology sector, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Big Data, FinTech, EdTech, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplaces, Cloud Services (IaaS/PaaS), SaaS, Mobile Apps and others.

Biotechnology is used in agriculture, food production, medicine and other areas. Biotech is closely related to bioengineering, bioinformatics and molecular biology. Biotech companies may be involved in genetic engineering and screening, cell therapeutics, D&A testing, development of platforms for lab experiments, drug testing (e.g. to identify a treatment for various diseases, such as cancer, AIDS, brain disorders, etc.) using modern technology, such as Machine Learning, VR/AR.

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Edtech PE and VC funds

1,634 PE/VC funds

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EdTech (Education Technology) includes everything from e-learning, such as languages learning apps, informal learning/brain-training games or massive online courses on various topics, to online K-12/university degree platforms, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and new technologies in education (e.g. Virtual Reality).

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E-Commerce (Electronic Commerce) or Internet commerce, including Mobile commerce, refers to purchasing and selling goods and services online. E-commerce businesses include Online stores, FoodTech (food delivery, e-grocery, meal kits), online subscriptions, marketplace, dropshopping, etc. Models could vary from B2B to B2C, as well as C2C and C2B.

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Fintech PE and VC funds

3,722 PE/VC funds

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Technology and software aimed at digitization, automation and disruption of traditional financial services. FinTech (Financial technology) companies may be involved in online payments services, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, crowdfunding, mobile-banking apps, investment management systems, cryptocurrencies.

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Robotics PE and VC funds

886 PE/VC funds

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Companies engaged in production of robotic products and related hardware, software and services. From industrial, military and surgical robotics to home robots, autonomous vehicles, drones and wearable technology Internet of Things (IoT) mainly includes production of smart devices connected to the Internet and related software for personal and industrial use (IIoT).

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SaaS PE and VC funds

839 PE/VC funds

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Cloud computing include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and other cloud-related software and solutions, such as Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS), Containers as a Service (CaaS), Storage as a service, Edge Computing, and also Software as a Service (SaaS).

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CBD PE and VC funds

99 PE/VC funds

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Cannabis has been historically used for thousands of years, mostly as medication. (anesthetic and stress alleviation in Asia). Now after the slow lifting of CBD ban use in US and Canada the tide seems to be turning with great market opportunities ahead. Now most active though risk-loving investment funds and angel investors are financing the CBD market with millions of US dollars. Moreover CBD market is closely connected with biotech and pharma markets, so a lot of CBD investors are large corporates that want a piece of CBD market cake.

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Blockchain is a record-keeping technology, essentially it is a distributed and decentralized public ledger. Often associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology is widely used by banks and insurance companies, as well as in many other areas, not related to finance. For example, blockchain technology may be used in smart contracts, supply chains, voting, cybersecurity. There are blockchain technology-based services, which allow to securely store personal data related to medical records, digital assets and property exchanges.

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AI PE and VC funds

574 PE/VC funds

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Computer science aimed at creation of intelligent machines. Computers with AI are designed for certain traits, such as visual perception, speech recognition, learning, planning, etc. AI examples could include smart personal assistants, online customer support, sales and business forecasting, smart translation between languages.

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SportsTech is the intersection of sports and technology, i.e., when technology is used to create a solution that helps athletes and general public to improve the way they exercise (e.g. performance coaching, sports wearables, smart connected strength training equipment, tracking and navigations solutions, concussion monitoring, personalized nutrition), or changes the way they compete. SportsTech startups may use AI, IoT, computer vision and machine learning technology to generate in-deep real time video and data analytics. Furthermore, SportsTech includes new ways of engaging sports fans, such as e-sports.

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AgriTech PE and VC funds

247 PE/VC funds

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AgriTech is the use of technology to improve the efficiency and output of agriculture. AgriTech may include various services and solutions for farmers, such as drone and satellite enabled imagery analytics for precision agriculture, farm management systems, end-to-end agriculture supply chain solutions, farm robotics to replace manual labour for planting or picking crops, agriculture marketplaces, as well as automated vertical farms. AgriTech can also be the use of AI, big data and machine learning to understand more about the soil or growing conditions to improve yield.

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CleanTech is any process, product, or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities. CleanTech includes a broad range of technology related to recycling, renewable energy, information technology, green transportation, electric motors, green chemistry, lighting, grey water, and more.

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Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, programs, and data from digital attacks. Cybersecurity companies may be involved in digital security and DDoS mitigation services, antivirus products development, network traffic tracking and threat detection, remote work ecosystem protection, development of cloud security platforms, incident response investigations solutions, providing of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platforms, regulatory compliance, etc.

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LegalTech, or legal technology (sometimes also LawTech), is the use of technology to provide legal services. LegalTech solutions help law firms streamline core processes, like practice and document management, billing and accounting, and e-discovery. Apart from that, LegalTech includes digital tools that simplify the access to law services for clients by reducing or eliminating the need to consult a lawyer, e.g. AI/ML document review, legal chatbots, smart contracts, etc.

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HRTech PE and VC funds

312 PE/VC funds

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HRTech, or Human Resources technology, refers to the technology which enables automation in HR. HRTech startups support and disrupt range of HR functions, starting from talent acquisition, hiring and onboarding to employee payroll and compensation, HR analytics, employee engagement and training, internal communication and management systems, employee happiness and satisfaction measurement, retention, turnover management, promotion, transition and offboarding solutions.

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Femtech PE and VC funds

41 PE/VC funds

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FemTech is the use of technology to improve women's health and well-being. FemTech sector largely encompasses startups focusing on development of period-tracking and birth control apps, home fertility tests, pregnancy and nursing care, reproductive system health care and women's sexual wellness. FemTech also includes digital health tools for women, such as wearables, internet-connected medical devices and smart sex toys.

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Gaming PE and VC funds

895 PE/VC funds

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Gaming is often associated with video games for PCs and consoles (e.g. Sony Play Station, Xbox, etc.), however nowadays the industry is much broader. Apart from video games developers and publishers, gaming industry includes mobile game developers, eSports/cybersport companies, cloud gaming, communication platforms for gamers, games streaming services, data analytics and training solutions for gamers and game developers, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology and devices producers.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to physical devices, that are embedded with sensors, processing ability, software, and other technologies, and that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet or other communications networks. IoT has a broad range of application, including smart home and security solutions, industrials (Industrial IoT, or IIoT), such as manufacturing, retail and warehousing (e.g., RFID tags), utilities, transportation, agriculture, as well in healthcare (Internet of Medical Things, or IoMT).

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HealthTech/MedTech. HealthTech, or Healthcare Technology, startups are engaged in online pharmacy, telemedicine, digital health platforms, vital medical data management systems, digital booking and scheduling, appointment confirmation and follow-up solutions for patients and healthcare professionals, etc. While HealthTech is centered around optimizing personal and preventative care, MedTech, or the Medical Technology focuses on therapeutic technologies and smart medical devices that treat existing medical issues and diagnostic technologies that detect medical conditions, e.g. using AI, machine learning and big data analysis.

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VR/AR PE and VC funds

165 PE/VC funds

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VR/AR. Virtual Reality (VR) refers to the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. While VR creates an entirely artificial environment, Augmented Reality (AR) simulates artificial objects in the real environment. An important component of VR is head-mounted display (HMD). Most common applications of VR/AR include entertainment (e.g. video games, 3D cinema), education (e.g. medical or military training) and business (e.g. virtual meetings).

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PropTech PE and VC funds

186 PE/VC funds

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PropTech/ConTech. PropTech is the is use of technology for real estate, both residential and commercial. PropTech startups are focused on transforming how people buy, sell, rent, and manage properties using technology, such as data visualization, AI, AR/VR (e.g. virtual home tours), blockchain. By contrast, ConTech refers to technology used in designing and construction processes, including 3D printing, Building Information Modeling (BIM), etc.

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FoodTech PE and VC funds

1,835 PE/VC funds

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FoodTech refers to technology used to disrupt how people consume food. FoodTech startups are mainly focused on food automation (e-grocery, online food delivery services, meal kits / food subscription services, online apps for finding and booking restaurants, foodservice and delivery robotics, dark/cloud kitchens) or improving quality of food for a better future (smart and personalized nutrition solutions, direct-to-consumer healthy/innovative food producers, urban farms, alternative proteins, etc.). The latter may also refer to AgriTech and sometimes called as AgriFoodTech.

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Horeca PE and VC funds

28 PE/VC funds

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Hospitality/HoReCa. HoReCa is a syllabic abbreviation of the words Hotel/Restaurant/Café and is the equivalent to the term "hospitality industry". Hospitality/HoReCa also includes travel/tourism, lodging, catering, bars, coffee shops, and overall businesses engaged in food and drink service.

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LGBT PE and VC funds

35 PE/VC funds

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Explore the vibrant landscape of LGBT-led PE and VC funds. These trailblazing investors contribute to diversity and innovation while fostering inclusion in the investment world. Dive into their impactful portfolios and insights.

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People of color

67 PE/VC funds

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Discover a diverse landscape of investors and firms led by People of Color. They bring unique perspectives and expertise to the world of investment, fostering innovation and inclusion. Explore their remarkable portfolios and contributions to the investment ecosystem.

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Women PE and VC funds

124 PE/VC funds

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Energize your investment journey with dynamic VC funds led by women. These visionary leaders champion innovation, diversity, and female entrepreneurship, propelling businesses toward a brighter future. Uncover their trailblazing investments and transformative strategies.

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Impact investors

184 PE/VC funds

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Experience the power of VC funds committed to impact investment. These funds drive positive change, supporting ventures that prioritize social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. Witness their transformative investments and commitment to a better world.

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