The 52 most important VCs in Boston, according to other VCs

  • Boston-born company Klaviyo’s Wall Street debut put a spotlight on the vibrant tech scene of Boston.
  • The city is home to many savvy, if under-the-radar, venture capitalists and emerging managers.
  • To toast their success, Insider asked investors to nominate the most important VCs in Boston.

Klaviyo, one of Boston’s own homegrown companies, was among the first tech startups to break open the IPO market, which had been closed for two years. Klaviyo shares, which make email marketing software for online merchants, soared in their Wall Street debut and are currently trading slightly higher than their opening price. The exit will result in a cash windfall for local investors who backed Klaviyo early on.

The occasion also highlighted the thriving ecosystem of startup founders and investors in and around the 617.

“I believe the world needs more entrepreneurs.” “I don’t think there’s one magical place where great companies can be built,” Klaviyo CEO Andrew Bialecki told Insider on the morning of the company’s stock market debut.

Data indicates that Boston is a good place to make it big. According to Carta research, Boston has a healthy lead on other cities in total capital raised this year across biotech, health-tech, medical devices, and energy companies. Furthermore, the city’s enterprise software and hardware startups received more funding than companies in similar industries in tech hotspots such as Austin, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

It’s also worth noting that funding for Boston startups has slowed since its peak in 2021, as has funding globally.

Insider is recognizing the most important venture capitalists in the greater Boston area to commemorate this vibrant scene. We asked VCs from across the country about the Boston investors they should know, and we also looked back at our previous coverage of the top seed investors for more suggestions.

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