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55 AI Investors Based in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles-based founders connect with AI-based investors that write checks into AI companies. Here are 55 investors that match that criteria.

1) Aaron Fyke

  • Fund: Thin Line Capital
  • Title: Founder and Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Transportation

2) Abha Nath

  • Fund: Wonder Ventures
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Fintech, Enterprise, Transportation

3) Adam Ned

  • Fund: LvlUp Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • 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

4) Adam Wong

  • Fund: Starburst Aerospace
  • Title: Accelerator Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Clean Tech, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Electronics, Logistics, Manufacturing, Robotics, Space, Transportation

5) Alifya Valiji

  • Fund: launch house
  • Title: Senior Program Manager, Metaverse
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Sales Tech

6) Amaete Umanah

  • Fund: Amaete Venture Studios
  • Title: Founding Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Web3, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Social Impact, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Other Tech, Media, Logistics

7) Ana Carolina Scalercio

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, 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, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

8) Anisha Suterwala

  • Fund: B Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Recruiting, Insurtech, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Transportation, Other

9) Barbara Bickham

  • Fund: Trailyn VC
  • Title: Founder & Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Logistics, Internet of Things, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Social Impact, Transportation

10) Brija Johnson

  • Fund: UCLA Technology Development Group
  • Title: Technology Scouting Manager
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Clean Tech, Communications, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Robotics, Space, Transportation

11) Calvin Portley

  • Fund: Dangerous Ventures
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Electronics, Entertainment, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Internet of Things, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

12) Cedric Char

  • Fund: Fifth Wall
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Clean Tech, E-Commerce, Fintech, Marketplaces, Proptech, Logistics

13) Chris Quaidoo

  • Fund: Carry1st
  • Title: Content Acquisition Lead
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Communications, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Fintech, Marketplaces, Enterprise

14) Christian Hostetter

  • Fund: Palisades Growth Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Sex, Space, Transportation, Travel

15) Daisy Garcia

  • Fund: JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Fintech, Hospitality, Logistics, Enterprise, Transportation

16) Daniil Chen

  • Fund: Type One Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Space, Transportation, Robotics, Quantum Computing, Chemicals, Clean Tech, AR/VR, AI

17) David Mandel

  • Fund: Emerging Ventures
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Travel

18) Dela Adedze

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

19) Edwin Loredo

  • Fund: Core Innovation Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Web3, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Insurtech, Proptech

20) Elizabeth Reynolds

  • Fund: Starburst Aerospace
  • Title: Accelerator Program Director
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Government Tech, Recruiting, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Other Tech, Robotics, Space, Transportation

21) Erik Chu

  • Fund: Mirae Asset Global Investments
  • Title: Venture and Growth Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Communications, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech

22) Harrison Horn

  • Fund: Bracket Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: 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, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

23) Harry Morris

  • Fund: Alpha Edison
  • Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics

24) Ibrahim Hafeez

  • Fund: Griffin Gaming Partners
  • Title: VC Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Developer Tools, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports

25) Idan Levy

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Communications, Cloud, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Fintech, Marketplaces, Legal, Logistics, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Sales Tech, Other

26) Jake Casas

  • Fund: Silicon Beach Investment Group
  • Title: Co founder & Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • 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, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

27) Janet Lee

  • Fund: TenOneTen Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Proptech, Sales Tech, Transportation

28) Julie Liu

  • Fund: Toba Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Enterprise

29) Lawrence Jen

  • Fund: Anderson Angels
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Travel, Transportation, Social Impact, Sex, Robotics, Food Services, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Media, Consumer, Marketplaces, Internet of Things, Marketing, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, Fintech, DEI

30) Luke Kurtz

  • Fund: Elysian Park Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Other, Space, eSports, AI

31) Manu Sharma

  • Fund: B Capital Group
  • Title: MBA Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Developer Tools, Internet of Things

32) Matt Francini

  • Fund: Toba Capital
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Enterprise

33) Mikal Khoso

  • Fund: Emergent: The Newsletter
  • Title: Writer
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, E-Commerce, Fintech, Enterprise

34) Nate Mason

  • Fund: Starburst Aerospace
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Space, Transportation, Internet of Things, Electronics, Cybersecurity, Cloud

35) Patrick Harmon

  • Fund: B Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Clean Tech, Cloud, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Recruiting, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech

36) Phil Quist

  • Fund: Connect Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Other Tech, Sales Tech, Sex

37) Rafael Tavarez

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor – Platforms & Sourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Art, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel, Other

38) Rafael Tavarez

  • Fund: Watertower Ventures
  • Title: Investor – Platforms & Sourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, AR/VR, Fashion, Cosmetics, Art, Communications, Web3, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Hospitality, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel, Other

39) Steven Roussey

  • Fund: Embarc Capital
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Space, Sales Tech, Robotics, Quantum Computing, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, AI, AR/VR, Cybersecurity, Web3, Cloud, Clean Tech, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, Government Tech, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals

40) Stu Smith

  • Fund: Coughdrop Capital
  • Title: General Partner & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Space, Transportation

41) Tatiana Mulry

  • Fund: Steamwork Ventures
  • Title: General Partner and Co-Founder
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Clean Tech, Digital Health and Wellness, Fintech, Internet of Things, Insurtech

42) Tatijana Janko

  • Fund: Fjor
  • Title: VC
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Insurtech, Logistics, Enterprise, Space

43) Taylor Bolhack

  • Fund: Wonder Ventures
  • Title: Head of Platform and Community
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Web3, Internet of Things, E-Commerce, Developer Tools, Fintech, Logistics, Enterprise

44) Wesley King

  • Fund: Coherent Capital
  • Title: Founder
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Internet of Things, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation

45) Wilson Kyi

  • Fund: Basis Set
  • Title: Venture Investor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Clean Tech, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Transportation, Travel

46) Wyeth Coulter

  • Fund: K5 Global Capital
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Series B, Series A, Seed
  • Sectors: Cloud, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Manufacturing, Other Tech, Social Impact, AI, Quantum Computing

47) Yelena Shkolnik

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media

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