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.
- Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures who moved from 10th place to 2nd due in part to a consistent knack for investing early in winners. His stellar track record saw another success in recently public ecommerce company Stitch Fix.
- ARCH Venture Partners’ Robert Nelsen leapt from 60th to 18th for his investments in Juno Therapeutics, Denali Therapeutics, and GRAIL.
- And Rob Hayes of First Round Capital saw the most significant jump going from 85th to 7th for leading investments in Uber and Square.
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:
|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|