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 over $11 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.



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

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

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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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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

qualified customer leads for portfolio companies
deal referrals to fund managers
prospective investor introductions for fund managers
executive-level talent connections for portfolio companies
1.9 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 100 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

October 23, 2020

Weekly Round Up: 10/23/20

At Greenspring we believe in venture capital’s ability to propel innovation, job creation and positive societal change. We celebrate those who think differently…

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In honor of the one-year anniversary of the reopening of our London office, we are highlighting three Europe-based managers with whom we have the distinct…

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October 21, 2020

The Great Equity Reset

The U.S. public equity markets long served as the primary growth driver in pension and endowment portfolio asset allocation. Across market cycles, by staying…

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