TechCrunch Dealmaker Rankings: The Top 25 Most Active VCs In The Third Quarter
In the third quarter of 2009, we saw a slight rebound in venture funding from earlier in the year. But which venture capital firms were the most active in the quarter? One of my favorite new tables in our latest TechCrunch Trends report, which is based on company data we collect in CrunchBase, is the ranking of the most active venture capital firms.
We’ve reproduced that ranking below in two interactive tables which show the top 25 most active VC firms in both the third quarter of 2009 and the most active year-to-date. (You can see a list of the top 100 most-active VC firms in the quarter ). The rankings are based on the number of deals each firm participated in during each time period. Draper Fisher Jurvetson tops both lists, with 17 deals in the third quarter, and 34 year to date. Then it was followed, for the quarter, by Sequoia (12 deals), Kleiner Perkins (11 deals), NEA (9 deals), and Benchmark (8 deals). The top ten for the year-to-date rankings show many of the same firms, although they move around a little.
You can click on each VC firm name in the table to get to their CrunchBase profile, which lists all of their deals. We ranked the VCs by number of deals they participated in, but you can also re-rank the table by the total value or mean value of the funding rounds by clicking on the different column headings. Redpoint and Accel, which have large funds investing in later-stage deals, come out on top during the quarter when ranked by deal value, whereas First Round Capital and DFJ come out at the bottom. That is because DFJ and First Round focus on smaller seed and early-stage rounds. The mean value of the four rounds Redpoint participated in during the quarter was $99.5 million (skewed by the $360 million financing for NextG Networks, which Accel also invested in. The average size of each round DFJ invested in, in contrast was $7.6 million, an dfor First Round it was $3.4 million. (Note these figures are the size of the entire round, not how much the VC firm itself put in).
This is the first time we’ve put together these rankings, and we are working to make them even better. If you work at a Venture Firm and would like to add information about your investments, send TC Trends an email at trends[at]techrunch[dot]com from your work address. We’ve created a Web-based direct contact entry system that makes adding your investments easier and quicker and we’ll give you access to ensure that all of your firm’s deals are reflected in our rankings.
Fonte: TechCrunch Trends
Data: 19 de Outubro de 2009