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8 Marketing Investors Based in Palo Alto

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 Palo Alto-based founders connect with marketing-based investors that write checks into Marketing companies. Here are 8 investors that match that criteria.

1) Aditya Nishtala

  • Fund: Arka Venture Labs
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Future of Work, AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Logistics, DEI, Robotics, Sales Tech

2) Ajay Ramachandran

  • Fund: Happiness Ventures
  • Title: Founding Partner
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

3) Arif Damji

  • Fund: Conductive Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Enterprise, Proptech, Robotics, Sales Tech, Travel

4) Brittany Walker

  • Fund: CRV
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Insurtech, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Sales Tech, Travel

5) Ilse Calderon

  • Fund: OVO Fund
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Media

6) Otilia Barbuta

  • Fund: HP
  • Title: Senior Associate / HP Tech Ventures
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Transportation, Travel

7) Rob Hodgkinson

  • Fund: SignalRank
  • Title: Co-Founder / Managing Director
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Series B, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Entertainment, eSports, Media, Consumer

8) Sanchana Vasikaran

  • Fund: Norwest Venture Partners
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, Internet of Things, Enterprise, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech

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