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Saturday, July 31, 2010

10 Most Active VC Firms of 2010 (so far…)


We’re well into the second half of 2010, so I figured it was time to see which VC firms had been the most active so far this year.
No big surprises, except perhaps that Intel Capital nearly fell out of the Top 10. Or maybe that Redpoint Ventures, which ranked fourth when we did a similar post back in March, has dropped to #28.
What follows is from our VentureXpert database, based on global investment pace (MoneyTree numbers, on the other hand, are only for investments in U.S. companies). It only includes “institutional” VCs, as opposed to super-angels (some of whom would make the list). Per usual, just a reminder that money in doesn’t always correlate to money out…
1. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (54 different portfolio companies funded)
2. New Enterprise Associates (51)
3. Draper Fisher Jurvetson (47)
4. Polaris Venture Partners (38)
5. Venrock: (37)
6. Accel Partners (36)
6. North Bridge Venture Partners (36)
8. Canaan Partners (35)
9. Domain Associates (34)
9. Intel Capital (34)
Honorable Mentions: First Round Capital (33), Sequoia Capital (33) and U.S. Venture Partners (32)

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