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Which VCs invest in an early stage in an IOT Technology startup in USA North East?

My answer to Which VCs invest in an early stage in an IOT Technology startup in USA North East? on Quora

I can’t provide a specific list of VCs, but I can help you answer this question for yourself.

There’s a simple trick to figuring out which VCs are interested in a specific category: figure out what companies already exist in that category, then work out who their investors are.

As you start to build up that list of VCs, the next step is to look at their full portfolio (most VCs do a great job of listing this on the website) and use it to spot patterns: do they have multiple investments in that space? Where do their companies tend to be located? Have they invested in any obvious direct competitors?