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36 Art Investors Based in New York

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help New York-based founders connect with art-based investors that write checks into Art companies. Here are 36 investors that match that criteria.

1) Akul Penugonda

  • Fund: Composite Labs
  • Title: Co-Founder
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

2) Alex Brussell

  • Fund: Collab Fund
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Consumer, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

3) Allison Lee

  • Fund: SWAT Equity Partners
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: New York,
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Parenting, Sex, Social Impact

4) Arpan Ajmera

  • Fund: VU Venture Partners
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Cosmetics, Art, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media, Chemicals, Marketplaces, Manufacturing, Logistics, Legal, Internet of Things, Insurtech, DEI, Hospitality, Recruiting, Government Tech, eSports, Food and Beverage, Fintech, Entertainment, Electronics, EdTech, E-Commerce, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, Developer Tools, Cybersecurity, Web3

5) Bayode Okusanya

  • Fund: Chaac Ventures
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

6) Cole Mora

  • Fund: Galaxy Interactive
  • Title: Investor and Chief of Staff
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Professional or Technical Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Transportation

7) Corbin Wright

  • Fund: Equilibra
  • Title: Investment Professional
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, Art, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Fashion, Communications, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Insurtech, Consumer, Sex, Social Impact, Food Services, AI, Marketplaces, Media, Travel

8) Danny Cohen

  • Fund: RiverPark Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Art, Cannabis, Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Sales Tech, Transportation

9) Elias Davis

  • Fund: Kli Capital
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Art, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Sales Tech, Transportation

10) Elizabeth Valiaveedan

  • Fund: Rosecliff
  • Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Legal, DEI, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other, Sex, Government Tech

11) Heather Buffo

  • Fund: Republic
  • Title: Senior Manager, Venture Growth & Partnerships
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Communications, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

12) Ivan Alo

  • Fund: New Age Capital
  • Title: Co-Founder/Managing Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Art, Cloud, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Logistics, Proptech

13) James Pardee

  • Fund: 137 Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

14) Janet DeFrino

  • Fund: 1843 Capital
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

15) JJ Kasper

  • Fund: Blue Collective
  • Title: Founder and Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sales Tech, Sex

16) Joshua Berns

  • Fund: Blue Collective
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

17) Kayla Phillips

  • Fund: Basecamp Fund
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Other, Travel, Transportation, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Food Services, Proptech, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media, Marketplaces, Logistics, Legal, Internet of Things, Insurtech, DEI, Hospitality, Recruiting, eSports, Food and Beverage, Fintech, Entertainment, EdTech, E-Commerce, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, Developer Tools, Web3, Communications, Fashion, Cannabis, Cosmetics, Art, AR/VR, AI, Agriculture Tech, Marketing

18) Lauren Kang

  • Fund: The Fund
  • Title: Venture Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel

19) Lindsey Taylor Wood

  • Fund: The Helm
  • Title: Founder & General Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, Art, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Cloud, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Marketplaces, Other Tech, Parenting, Sex, Social Impact, Sales Tech

20) Lucy Pless

  • Fund: Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed, Series B, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Marketing, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Internet of Things, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Sex, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

21) Maria Pope

  • Fund: Republic
  • Title: Venture Programs & Community Manager
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Other, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Quantum Computing, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Proptech, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Cybersecurity, Web3, Communications, Cloud, Fashion, Clean Tech, Cannabis, Internet of Things, Cosmetics, Art, AR/VR, AI, Agriculture Tech, Marketing

22) Meagan Loyst

  • Fund: Lerer Hippeau
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

23) Megan Ananian

  • Fund: The Helm
  • Title: Advisor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

24) Mendy Yang

  • Fund: Lerer Hippeau
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

25) Michael Edmonson

  • Fund: Radian Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Enterprise, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Cybersecurity, Web3, Cannabis, Art, Cosmetics, Marketing, Other Tech, Parenting, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

26) Michael Jarmuz

  • Fund: Lightning Ventures
  • Title: General Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Marketing, AI, Art, Communications, Electronics, Fintech, eSports, Other Tech, Quantum Computing

27) Nicole Friedman

  • Fund: Blue Collective
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

28) Nina Vendhan

  • Fund: Studio Management
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Entertainment, Marketplaces, Media, Other Tech, Parenting, Quantum Computing, Social Impact

29) Olivia Katcher

  • Fund: Collaborative Fund
  • Title: Chief Of Staff
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Art, Internet of Things, Digital Health and Wellness, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, eSports

30) Robert Harary

  • Fund: Evolution VC Partners
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Internet of Things, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Food Services, Robotics, Sex, Space, Transportation

31) Sarah Foley

  • Fund: SWAT Equity Partners
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Marketplaces, Consumer, Food Services, Sex

32) Shalva Gozland

  • Fund: Insight Partners
  • Title: Software Investor
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Series B, Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Other, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Food Services, Quantum Computing, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media, Chemicals, Marketplaces, Manufacturing, Logistics, Internet of Things, Insurtech, Legal, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, Entertainment, Fintech, E-Commerce, Developer Tools, Web3, Fashion, Cannabis, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Communications, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, Electronics, EdTech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI

33) Tasha Kim

  • Fund: Primitives
  • Title: Operations & Growth
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Media, Consumer, Food Services, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel

34) Will Dube

  • Fund: East Rock Capital, LLC
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

35) Wiz

  • Fund: Spacecadet
  • Title: Co-Founder & Chief Astronaut
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, Art, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

36) Zibo Gao

  • Fund: Decibel.fm
  • Title: Founder
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Art, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Entertainment, eSports, Marketplaces, Media

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC