Who Is The Most Active Venture Capital Firms In The World?

Defining the most active venture capitalist is difficult. What does active mean for you?

Romane Clark
5 min read ⋆

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Is the most active VC based on the number of investments? The size of each investment? Or the number of successful exits? What about the importance of the sector?

Most active VCs by number of investments

If you are a startup trying to raise funds, you’re looking for a venture capital firm that is active in your round range (pre-seed, seed, series A etc.).

If a fund is making too many investments compared with its team, it could mean they are on a machine gun approach. These funds are putting their hands in lots of baskets but never being the lead investor. They can be very useful to get the ball rolling however they will often not make follow-up investments, and with so many on-going bets they won’t be able to bring a lot of support in terms of man hours.

Venture capital firms by number of investments over 12 months (02/2020 - 02/2021)

RankingNameNumber of investmentsLocationWebsite
1 Accel
2 Bessemer Venture Partners
3 General Catalyst
4 Insight Partners
5Tiger Global
6 GV (Google Ventures
7 EQT Ventures
8 Andreessen Horowitz
9 Seedcamp
10 Sequoia Capital

Most active venture capitalists in size of investments

It’s not always easy to find out how big of an investment venture capital firms are making on each deal. What we do know is the round size. Generally, the bigger the round the larger the average entry ticket is.

This is where private equity firms come to compete with the usual venture capital companies. Their funds are so large that there is no point for them to invest in small deals. Each investment has to move the needle. Recently, we’re also seeing SPAC companies in the mix. SPACs are special purpose acquisition companies that float on the stock market with a goal of buying and investing in businesses.

Most active VCs in your sector

Now “sector” is also difficult to define. For example, if you’re in the biotech sector it’s great to take investment from a specialized firm. There can be some great synergies.

But that does not mean that you should run to these types of investors if their portfolio already has businesses competing in your market. This can also lead to complicated discussions, how much information do you really want to give?

On the other hand, if you’re a SAAS business and a VC already has marketing type investments (which would not be considered your secteur), maybe you could help each other out.

3 questions to ask yourself when looking for the most active venture capital firm

  • How much money are you looking for?
  • What skills or key players are you missing?
  • Have you found other businesses you could partner with?

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