- We asked readers, last year’s rising stars, and industry leaders to name the top rising star VCs of 2022.
- These investors come from big and small firms and invest in startups across a wide range of sectors and stages.
- These 71 venture capitalists are the up-and-coming names to watch in 2023.
After a record breaking year for venture capital in 2021, the tech and startups industry faced a much more tumultuous economic climate in 2022. Persistent inflation, a collapse in venture funding, and fear in the public markets all rocked startup land this year, forcing many companies to cut costs and face layoffs.
Despite the economic downturn, many VC firms were able to raise billions of capital for “mega funds.”
And many young enterprising venture capitalists were able to source lucrative deals in top startups and wow their peers as up-and-coming stars in the industry.
Insider asked the VCs we named to last year’s rising stars list and the general public to nominate this year’s most promising VCs.
The investors selected come from a wide array of backgrounds and range from associates to founding partners at their funds. Insiders also threw in a few picks of our own based on the investor’s performance throughout this year.
For the first time, there are more women on the list then men, which shows that more women are being brought into the pipeline of the traditionally male-dominated venture capital industry.
Read on to see 2022’s rising stars of venture capital, organized alphabetically by the investor’s name.