Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Top 100 Venture Partners

From CB Insights, April 15:
For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners. Here are the top 100.

For the third year in a row, CB Insights partnered with The New York Times to provide an algorithmically-driven view into the question of who are the top VCs. Not swayed by narrative or a storied history in venture capital, the NYT-CBI rankings provide a current view into the best venture capitalists in the world at an individual and firm level.

The rankings were based on CB Insights data which is gathered via our machine learning technology (dubbed The Cruncher) and complemented by thousands of submissions that we received from VC partners and firms via The Editor.

Some of the top movers in 2018 include:
First Round first invested in Uber at a $4M valuation in 2010. In December 2017, First Round participated in a secondary sale to SoftBank that valued Uber at $48B.

First-time appearances on the ranking include Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures (investor in Roku), Meyer Malka of Ribbit Capital (investor in Credit Karma), and Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures (investor in MongoDB).

Below is our comprehensive list of the Top 100 Venture Capital Partners in addition to our Selection Methodology:
2018 VC Partner Rankings
Name Firm
1 Bill Gurley Benchmark
2 Steve Anderson Baseline Ventures
3 Joshua Kopelman First Round Capital
4 Alfred Lin Sequoia Capital
5 Brian Singerman Founders Fund
6 Jeffrey Jordan Andreessen Horowitz
7 Rob Hayes First Round Capital
8 Ravi Mhatre Lightspeed Venture Partners
9 Mary Meeker Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
10 Jeremy Liew Lightspeed Venture Partners