Differentiated Capital

Founded in 2000 to focus solely on venture capital investments, Greenspring Associates believes that deep relationships built on mutual trust lead to better returns. Our mission is to serve as a value-added, lifecycle partner for fund managers and entrepreneurs on both a primary and secondary basis. With a comprehensive platform and dedicated Portfolio Impact program, we manage approximately $8.8 billion in committed capital across diversified, direct, secondary and bespoke venture strategies for a diverse group of institutions and high net worth individuals.

A Financier of Global Innovation at Any Stage

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Seed Early Growth Secondary

From ideation to exit, Greenspring Associates is committed to being an additive partner at every step.

Seed

Seed

We partner with micro-vc managers investing at the earliest stages of a company’s lifecycle.

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Early

Early

We back established and emerging early stage firms and early stage companies alongside trusted General Partner relationships.

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Growth

Growth

We are meaningful fund investors in small, differentiated growth equity firms. We also frequently serve as a lead investor for growth stage companies backed by existing Greenspring managers.

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Secondary

Secondary

We serve as a trusted partner for institutions, General Partners, management teams and employees seeking liquidity for fund interests and positions in mature venture-backed companies.

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Fund Investments

Direct Investments

Our Impact By The Numbers

2,400+
qualified customer leads for portfolio companies
1,100+
deal referrals to fund managers
800+
prospective investor introductions for fund managers
280+
executive-level talent connections for portfolio companies
1 million+
jobs created*

Jobs created figure was derived by using a combination of Pitchbook, LinkedIn, and various public data sources to determine the number of employees at Greenspring’s underlying portfolio companies (since inception) at the time of funding and at the time of Greenspring’s exit. Unknown company counts were extrapolated upon by extracting the median initial/final company counts for companies of the same subsector.

The Greenspring Difference

We believe in venture capital’s ability to propel innovation, job creation and positive societal change. We celebrate those who think differently, take measured risk and challenge preconceptions. Our team of over 80 diverse professionals is exclusively dedicated to the asset class and works collaboratively across fund, direct and secondary investments to maximize synergies.

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Greenspring Insights

September 18, 2019

Big (Bad?) Tech

  As financiers of the innovation economy, we’re noticing that tech is getting a bad rap. From Washington’s crackdown on the tech giants through antitrust…

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  Institutional Investor, are we ok? We’ve noticed some posts over the last year or so that suggest you’re, um, not that into us. Last August, you…

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The number of listed companies in the U.S. has decreased substantially over the last 20+ years.[1] Given our vantage point in the world of venture capital…

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