Devtool Angels

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Angel Investors
53
Average Check Size
$33k
Confirmed Investments
42+
Companies
45
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Brianne Kimmel
Worklife.vcFounder$100k+I’m the founder of Worklife.vc, where we write the first check to technical founders & help with GTM. I’m an early investor in Webflow, WorkOS, Mux, and 30+ other developer tool startups, where we invest up to $2m. We’re operators with a deep network that like to lead rounds and bring angels into investments.
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Michael Grinich
WorkOSFounder & CEO$100k+I’m a technologist. I studied CS at MIT and still write code. When I invest, I specifically look for technical founders building dev tools, API platforms, and “unloved” workflow cloud SaaS. I founded both Nylas and WorkOS and worked at Dropbox so this is an area I know well. My typical check size is around $100k but I can flex and get creative for bigger rounds too. If I invest, I will offer introductions to other investors I know (and like). This can help fill out a larger round.
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Philipp Moehring
Tiny.vcInvestor$100k+I was part of the first rounds for Prisma, Stellate, Radicle, n8n and many more. I'm investing with my fund tiny.vc, writing 100-150K checks. I ran AngelList in Europe and was part of the early team at Seedcamp. We focus on EU companies and our goal is to help build rounds, introduce founders to our network of investors and operators, and be an open ear when things don't go as planned.
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Alana Goyal
Base Case CapitalFounder$100k+I'm the founder of base case capital, an early stage venture capital firm focused on helping you recruit your first engineers, find your first customers, and meet the best angels & institutional investors. I invest $250-500k into dev tools & b2b software startups in their earliest stages and work with some incredible companies like Supabase, Graphite, Tangram, Snaplet, & more.
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Andreas Klinger
Remote First CapitalInvestor$100k+I was founding team & CTO of Product Hunt, VPE of CoinList, Head of Remote at AngelList, and CTO at On Deck. I currently angel invest via Remote First Capital where we average $100k investments in devtool startups and startups that improve remote work. We are very comfortable being the first check and can help with product feedback, intros, and a network of investors and potential hires. Previous investments include Swell, Stellate, & Microacquire.
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Anke Huiskes
NP-HardCo-founder$100k+I started nphard.vc with two entrepreneurial partners who’ve sold companies to Oracle and Surveymonkey. We've made 40 investments as angels in companies like Framer, Snaplet and currently write 100K EUR+ checks in infra & devtools founders across EU and US.
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Cristina Cordova
First Round CapitalPartner$25-50kI’ve spent 13 years working at early-stage startups as one of the first business hires. I spent 7 years at Stripe, joining as the 28th employee. In my time there, I grew our Partnerships organization from the ground up and led a business unit building new financial services products for businesses. Most recently, I led Platform & Partnerships and started the Growth Product team at Notion. Today, I spend my time investing in early-stage startups and supporting them across product, go-to-market and recruiting.
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Jared Palmer
VercelHead of OSS$25-50kI'm the Head of Open Source at Vercel, which acquired my startup Turborepo, and where I now lead Next.js, Svelte, Turborepo, and Webpack as an engineering director. Prior to that, I was the Engineering Lead at The Palmer Group, a strategy, design, and software engineering firm. I’m an educator, speaker, and OSS enthusiast with many popular OSS projects, and I invest 25-100k checks in devtool and enterprise SaaS startups.
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Nico Ferreyra
DefaultFounder$25-50kI'm co-founder & CEO of Default, an inbound sales automation platform. I invest up to $50k in early stage developer & data tools and can help with getting your first customers, raising your first couple of rounds of funding, and product strategy. Previous investments include Zeet, Runway, Anduril, and 20+ others.
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Thomas Mann
RaycastFounder & CEO$15-25kCo-founder and CEO of Raycast, a productivity tool for developers. I invest out of of my own pocket and as a starter for Accel in developer tools, typical check size of $5-$25k. Previous investments include companies like Fly.io, Bun, Cal.com, and Doppler. I try to be the founder who is a few stages ahead and has seen the problems you're facing while building your company.
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Kenneth Auchenberg
StripeEngineer$15-25kIf you're building something that is empowering people to build, increase productivity, avoid repetition, ship faster, or something of this along these lines. I want to talk to you. I write $5-25k checks, Product @ Stripe, and run developers.vc
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Patrick Thompson
AmplitudeProduct$15-25kDirector of Product at Amplitude. Previously co-founder/CEO of Iteratively (acquired by Amplitude). Before that managed teams at Atlassian. I write $10-25k checks and love working with early-stage companies helping software teams build better products. I help with product strategy, fundraising, hiring, and early customer introductions.
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Ian Storm Taylor
SegmentCo-founder$15-25kI'm a designer and developer, co-founder of Segment, and creator of open-source tools like Slate, Superstruct, etc. I periodically write $10–25K checks to founders building developer/designer tools I’d want to use myself, where I think I can be helpful with early stage product, design, engineering, and marketing problems.
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Faraz
NetflixEngineer$15-25kI was a founding engineer at several early stage startups and currently work at Netflix as a senior software engineer. I've attended popular accelerator programs Techstars (twice) and 500 Startups (twice). I've seen first hand what works and what doesn’t, and love helping founders achieve success. My previous investments include Flightcontrol and Atmos, and I focus on devtools, cloud/edge, and climate.
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Thomas Cuvelier
AlvenEarly VC$15-25kI invest in pre-seed and seed devtool and datatool companies with Alven (Algolia, Grafbase, Dataiku, etc.), and selectively in web3 tooling (i.e. NFTport). I have been coding for derivatives trading desks since 2005, and have built internal data tooling for asset managers since then. I angel invest $5-25k in technologies that excite me, and mainly support the European ecosystem. Love working closely with founders on product strategy, GTM, key hires, fundraising and market intel and connectivity.
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Brian Douglas
OpenSaucedFounder$5-15kI am connected to the Heavybit Accelerator in San Francisco and work in the Developer Relations at GitHub. I invest my own money into early-stage startups and excited to learn about new Developer Tools.
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Ian McCrystal
StripeDocs Lead$5-15kI lead product & eng for Stripe Docs. I'm interested in automation, codegen, learning tools, and really anything that makes developers happier & more productive. I can be reached via Twitter DM. SF-based. $10-20k checks.
AirbyteHead of DX$5-15kHead of Developer Experience at Airbyte, ex Temporal, AWS, Netlify, Two Sigma. Writer (swyx.io) and Dev community organizer /r/reactjs, Svelte Society, and Coding Career. I do $5-15k checks in devtools startups (so far, in backend-platforms-for-frontend-devs, community engagement, frontend debugging, low code visual builders). Examples - Replay.io (Time travel debugging), Supabase.io (Open source Firebase, Flutterflow, Tangram).
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Tigran Hakobyan
NetflixEngineer$5-15kI'm a senior software engineer at Netflix working on developer tools and productivity. I love working with early-stage companies that are building tools that shape how developers work and ship software. I write $5-10k checks and invest in companies that I strongly believe in. I can help with product strategy and engineering work.
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Mitchell Wright
VercelData Engineer$5-15kI've been an early growth, marketing, and operations hire at companies like GitLab, Vercel, and BloomTech (formerly Lambda School). I'm an investor in multiple dev tools companies like StackBlitz and Mergent. I invest in devtools, data, and no-code products. I love to consult with companies on their go-to-market strategies. My typical check size is between $5k and $15k
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Desigan Chinniah
MultipleInvestor$5-15kI am a technologist with over two-decades of dot-com experiences, including Mozilla since Firefox 3.8 in early 2010. I invest early and have a small portfolio of developer related projects including Replay, Athens, Axiom, Kibo School and Zama. I am also a member of the board of the Tor Project. You've come this far, say hello.
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Paul Klein
MuxEngineer$5-15kI'm a founder turned angel investor who invests in tools that give frontend developers superpowers. I believe that the next decade will be focused on abstracting away the role of the backend developer. I invest in Backend-as-a-Service, Headless CMS, & Headless Commerce tools with previous investments including instantdb.com and northbeam.com.
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Eugene Yan
AmazonML Engineer$5-15kApplied Science at Amazon. Previously led data science at Lazada (acquired by Alibaba) and ucare.ai. I write $10 - 20k checks for dev tools in the data and ML space (deployment, testing, monitoring, etc.); also e-commerce and ed-tech. In addition to investing, I also help with advising and intros to other tech advisors and VCs.
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Evil Rabbit
VercelBrand Design$5-15kI’m currently working as Principal Brand Designer at Vercel, ensuring the maximum visual appeal of all our brands and products, including Next.js and Turborepo. I previously worked at Viacom (MTV, Comedy Central, and Paramount Pictures) and Auth0 and I was involved in the design of JWT and Passport.js. I typically invest $2.5-10k checks in early stage devtool startups focused on tech & design.
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Jack McCloy
AmplitudeDesign Eng$5-15kI'm an engineer who leads the Design Systems team at Amplitude. I co-invest with my wife Shinji focus on b2b SaaS, data tools, and infrastructure / dev tools. Typically we invest $5-15k at a time and can help with fundraising, product strategy, pricing, hiring, and early stage go-to-market.
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Zeno Rocha
WorkOSVP of DX$5-15kI'm a developer experience aficionado. I have a deep understanding of the enterprise market and open source software. Co-founded Liferay Cloud and built some popular projects such as clipboard.js and Dracula. I can help with branding, product strategy, and go-to-market. I invest small checks in developer-first startups.
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Bukky Adebayo
HashiCorpPM$5-15kI am a PM with a decade of product experience across data analytics and dev tools product. I'm currently the product lead for HashiCorp's Waypoint, a application delivery platform. I also invest in developer tools as a scout for Greylock. Previously, I was a product manager at GitHub where I helped build Secret Scanning and Security Overview. I also served as a tech policy advisor to US Senator Tom Udall.
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Shinji Kim
Secelct StarFounder & CEO$5-15kI'm the founder of Select Star and sold my prior company to Akamai. I invest with my husband Jack focusing on b2b SaaS, data tools, and infrastructure / dev tools. Typically we invest $5-15k at a time and can help with fundraising, product strategy, pricing, hiring, and early stage go-to-market.
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Max Stoiber
StellateFounder & CEO$2-5kI irregularly angel invest small checks ($2500-$5000) of my own money in early-stage startups I'm excited about. Think of me as an advisor with skin in the game — I love helping with tricky, ambiguous problems, providing access to my network and audience, or even just lending an ear to founders building exciting new things.
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Steven Tey
VercelDevRel$2-5kI’m a Devrel with a founder background who’s built products used by over 50K users in the past. I love helping founders with product & strategy, intros to other fantastic devtool VCs, and providing access to my network & audience. Some of my past investments include Spline, Liveblocks, Cal.com, and Fluent.co. My typical check size is in the $5K range.
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Pedro Duarte
RainbowUI/DX$2-5kI’m the co-creator of Radix and Stitches, a popular UI library and styling solution for frontend developers. I now work at Rainbow with a focus on improving the web3 developer experience. I invest $2-5k in devtool startups with a focus on web3, design systems and productivity.
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Lee Robinson
VercelVP of DX$2-5kI'm the VP of Developer Experience at Vercel, where my team helps developers build a faster web. I lead community and education for the React framework Next.js and I’m an open-source contributor. I'm also an advisor and investor in early stage startups where I invest small checks in tools making web development faster. I mostly function as a small advisor and give advice on creating and growing developer communities.
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Brian Lovin
CampsiteEng & Designer$2-5kI'm a product designer currently working on the mobile apps at GitHub. I love working with developers, building developer tools, and working with early stage companies that need design help. I write $5-10k checks and only invest when I feel confident that I'm going to provide real value to founders. My value will primarily come from design and product feedback, helping with hiring processes (writing job descriptions, reviewing portfolios, etc.), and helping early design hires ramp up with external support.
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Alessio Fanelli
DecibelPartnerUnknownI invest in the Engineering Value Chain Revolution at Decibel, as well as leading our engineering and data team. I also personally angel invest in infra, dev tools, security, and blockchain tech with <$10k checks. I previously founded Smart Torvy, an open source home automation ecosystem, and was a lead engineer at early stage companies like Welcome Tech. I contribute to different open source projects on GitHub as well as writing about open source monetization, community management, and more. You can reach me on Twitter.
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Beyang Liu
SourcegraphFounder & CTOUnknownI enjoy helping dev tool creators build top-notch teams, figure out go-to-market, and meet other great investors. I've been working on developer tools for most of the past decade as CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph. I host a podcast featuring creators of dev tools--if you've built something you'd love to share with the developer world, I'd love to have you on the show!
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Michael Rybintsev
FonoaEngineerUnknownInfrastructure consulting, factotum at Scrimba, previously an engineer at Huddle and HT2 Labs. Interested in devtools and edtech.
This DotFounder & CEOUnknownI'm the CEO of This Dot Labs, on the RxJS Core Team, Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP, and a serial entrepreneur that sold a tech startup before deciding to learn how to code. My focus is investing in awesome teams and ideas in the developer space. The easiest way to reach me is by DMing me on twitter!
Basis setPartner$100k+Partner at Basis Set and organizer at Dev Founders, a community of founders building tools for developers, ML, data science, designers, and creators. Previously founder & product manager. I write checks anywhere from $100k-3M and invest at preseed / seed stage.
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Charlie Marsh
Spring DiscoveryEngineer$100k+Staff software engineer at Spring Discovery, leading the development of the software and data platforms (everything from ETL to our internal ML frameworks to the front-end applications our scientists use to understand high-content biological + computer vision data). I invest through the Caffeinated Capital Collective Fund writing $100k+ checks at the pre-seed and seed stages. I'm fortunate enough to spend most of my working hours writing code and am interested in anything that makes it easier + faster to build better products.
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Alfonso Subiotto
Polar SignalsEngineering$100k+Previously swe/tech lead at Cockroach Labs from Series A to E focused on distributed execution engines and performance. Now investing in data & developer tools with personal checks in the $1-10k range at the pre-seed/seed stage. I also invest with Lorimer Ventures who write $100k+ checks. I/we can help with anything from technical writing/interviewing to GTM/pricing strategy.
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David Mytton
Console.devFounder & CEO$25-50kI'm co-founder of Console, a place for developers to find the best tools. I invest around $25k in early stage devtools / devops / cloud related startups and can help specifically with getting your first users/customers, and with hiring engineers. From 2009-2018, I was CEO at Server Density, a SaaS infrastructure monitoring startup acquired by StackPath, a US-based edge computing business. I am a researcher in sustainable computing at Uptime Institute and affiliated with Imperial College London. I'm also an EIR at Seedcamp.
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David Yang
Fullstack AcademyCo-Founder$25-50kI co-founded Fullstack Academy which has trained thousands of developers. Currently investing $25-50K checks in devtools, low-code/no-code and ed-tech.
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Thomas Schranz
JamFounder$25-50kWorking on Jam, an open source implementation of Clubhouse-like audio rooms. I'm into functional programming, machine learning, array programming languages (APL, j, q, k), no-code, command line interfaces, hosting platforms, databases, developer user-experience. I write $5-50k checks, typically pre-launch. Love working with early-stage teams on product strategy, community, marketing, branding, design, business model, hiring. StarCraft II amateur.
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Kaelig Deloumeau
NetlifyEngineer$15-25kFounder of the Design Tokens W3C Community Group. Worked on DesignOps and design systems at Salesforce, Shopify, BBC, Guardian, and Financial Times. I write $2.5-20k checks and advise companies building tools that lower the bar for DesignOps and design systems. I can help with product strategy, usability, introduction to talent and potential customers.
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Moritz Plassnig
CodeShipFounder & CEO$15-25kI founded/sold Codeship and write angel + scout fund checks ($5-25K) in data or dev tool startups. First check or seed/A preferred. I don't care who else invests and geo is irrelevant as long as it's a reasonable legal entity. I can help best with everything product, go2market, company strategy, fundraising, and ceo/exec coaching. DM on Twitter is best for reaching out.
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Ilya Lyamkin
spotifyEngineer$15-25kI'm a senior software engineer at Spotify working on developer platform and productivity. I'm excited about early stage startups focused on dev tools, developer productivity and fintech. I write $5-25k checks and invest in teams that can turn complex problem into simple solution. My value will come from product strategy, engineering work, and hiring.
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Kareem Kouddous
KokoCo-founder$15-25kFounder & CTO at Suzy, Founder & CTO at Koko which sold to Airbnb and then relaunched as a non-profit (one of the two as part of YC W22). My superpower has always been figuring out how to build the least amount of product possible by finding tools and services to offload work to. At Airbnb I conceived and lead major projects to bring in vendors so that the relatively small trust and safety team could focus on truly unique problems to solve. I invest in early stage 10-20k checks, mainly focused on devtools but also technology that can meaninfully make a positive difference to society. I code almost every day, most recently falling in love with Rust. Feel free to email me or book time with me.
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Manuel Weiss
CodeshipFounder$5-15kDeveloper Marketing B2B Consultant, previously cofounder at Codeship (acquired by CloudBees) I am an angel investor and advisor to dev startups in the pre-seed and seed stage. I sign $5k-$10k tickets and invest in founders and their companies where I can provide proven value. I'm a pro-active, hands-on angel with a founder background that can help with Developer Marketing + B2B Sales.
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Sankalp Agarwal
yogamiFounder$2-5kI'm a product designer specialising in Enterprise SaaS and DevTools. I was an early design leader, product manager in Postman and now I help developer-makers create a better experience for their products. My focus is not so much on dev tools as it is on collaboration between developers. Typical checks are $1-5K. I can help with design hiring, or any remote tech-related roles from India.
PlasmicDX Director UnknownAs the Founding Director of Developer Experience at Plasmic I split my time organizing and executing our DevRel strategies and establishing + managing partner relationships. I also writing code / create educational content for developers of all experience levels and hack on side projects in my free time. I occasionally write about technologies that excite me and hoping to angel invest in the same areas. If you'd like to chat, you can email me or book some time with me.
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Gyan Kapur
Surface VenturesMDUnknownI run a fund that is focused on B2B software including developer tools, data infrastructure, and DevOps. Fairly polyglot in the developer space, started writing code actively (Perl) back in 2000 when I was 13 and have build some distributed pricing systems for synthetic credit and currency exotic options in the early 2010s when we called the cloud "the grid."
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Dion Almaer
ShopifyVP of EngUnknownDirector, Web Developer Ecosystem at Google. I lead product for developer tools such as Chrome DevTools, and have been in the developer tooling space for most of my career, e.g. building Bespin and co-leading developer tools at Mozilla, working on the webOS developer ecosystem, and multiple startups. I have been an angel investor for the last decade, and love working with developer-oriented platform and tooling companies. As an LP I work with one of the best VCs in the open source and developer space, Uncorrelated.
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Luke Byrne
TapestrySeed InvestorUnknownI invest in pre-seed & seed stage developer tools & infrastructure at Tapestry VC. I split my time here between investing, working with portfolio companies & writing code (building internal data tools), and hack on a lot of side projects in my free time. I occasionally write about technologies that excite me & angel invest in the same areas. If you'd like to chat, feel free to email me or book some time to chat.
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