Lists of Venture Capital Firms
We found two lists detailing the top U.S. venture capital firms and one list detailing the top 100 global venture capital firms. The first list, complied by AdvisoryHQ, provides the top 7 U.S. venture capital firms based on the most notable companies based on the amount they have invested, the capital provided, and additional services provided to potential clients. The second list, compiled by Leaders League, provides the top U.S. venture capital firms in 2016 organized into three categories: leading, excellent, and recommended firms. The final list, the Midas Report, provides the top 10 global venture capital firms compiled by Forbes in partnership with TrueBridge Capital partners, ranked by their portfolios with exits by IPO or acquisitions of over $200 million.
TOP 7 U.S. VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS
The Top 7 Best Venture Capital Firms in the U.S. was compiled by AdvisoryHQ. AdvisoryHQ is an informational website that provides rankings for various business firms. To create their rankings, they review the level of transparency, innovation, quality of services provided, and other factors depending on what kind of industry they are ranking.
The companies included in the Top 7 Best Venture Capital Firms in the U.S. list were compiled based on the most notable companies they’ve invested in, how much capital they’re willing to invest and at what investment stage, and whether they offer any additional services to potential clients such as pitch assistant, providing information on the markets they want to invest in, and a chance to form networks amongst company founders and employees.
The list is easy to read, providing a basic overview of what Venture Capital Firms are, what services they provide, and basic information on the different stages of investment. The information provided on the 7 companies is succinct but detailed, providing not only a sense of what companies the firms invest in, but also the character of each firm.
2016 RANKING OF THE TOP VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS
The 2016 Ranking of the Top Venture Capital Firms in the USA was compiled by Leaders League. Leaders League is a media and rating agency that provides business news and information to top executives worldwide. They determine their rankings based on market analyses and audit reports.
The 2016 Rankings includes seventeen top venture capital firms and ranks them into the following categories: leading, excellent, and highly recommended. The companies were placed in the three categories based on how well they performed in their audit reports and market analysis.
This list provides a good understanding of the current companies leading the venture capital markets, their potential rivals, and which companies have a good enough reputation to be recommended by the Leaders League.
THE MIDAS LIST
The Midas List is a list of the top 100 global venture capital companies compiled by Forbes in partnership with TrueBridge Capital Partners. These companies are ranked based on a five-year overview of the partner’s portfolio, focusing on exits by IPO, number of acquisitions, and the amount of private holdings. The acquisitions cut-off is $200 million and the private holdings must have raised money at valuations of $400 million or more over the 5 year time period. This methodology favors earlier, bigger bets with high returns.
The list itself can be filtered based on age and gender. It can also be downloaded as a spreadsheet. The list provides the ranking, names of the top venture capitalists, the firms they work for, and their biggest deals. The names are hyperlinked to a profile of the venture capitalist and the firms they work for, including position at the company, brief bio, and what other Forbes lists they are included on.
This list provides an extensive look into the top 100 global venture capital firms, providing their top earners and their biggest deals. It also provides biographical information on their top earners. The criteria for this list is rigorous and focuses on acquisitions and private holdings, painting an accurate picture of the worth of each firm.
We found three lists in total about the top venture capital firms. The first two focused on the top venture capital firms in the U.S. while the last list focused on the top venture capital firms worldwide.