Leaderboard of US Micro VCs

See below for a ranked leaderboard of US Micro VC’s.

You can organize it by City, or just see the ranked list. I began working on this idea as far back as 2014. It is based on 10 years of funding data (probably incomplete) and only looks at funding into companies that reached a valuation of $500m or more.

The complete data set includes ranking for all finds globally, no matter the size. But this table is cross references with Samir Kaji’s list of Micro VCs in the USA, and so is only ranking funds that appear on his list.

The criteria for scoring is my algorithm, but it is based on a look-back through the data to score Micro VCs that successfully invested early into companies that went on to be highly valued. So it biases to stage of entry, and outcome. The earlier the better into winners.

Subscribers can get access to the entire data set (10 years worth of funding events with associated scoring). Plus additional Data Sets like a leaderboard of Angel Investors (global, ranked)

It is free to subscribe.

Credit: Crunchbase data used to provide underlying funding data enabling us to score the funds

Which Markets Are the Most And Least Served by Seed Investors?

About a year ago, my partner David Beisel talked about how seed fundraising is no longer a local game , and that the best entrepreneurs seek out the best investors for them outside of their home market. That being said, it’s much easier to put a seed round together when you have a local lead who can help catalyze the round.

Source: Which Markets Are the Most And Least Served by Seed Investors?

US$1.3 Billion In Venture Capital Funding Found Its Way To Africa In 2019

Home » Startups » US$1.3 Billion In Venture Capital Funding Found Its Way To Africa In 2019 Venture Capital is growing and nothing proves this more than WeeTracker’s Decoding Venture Investments In Africa 2019 report. [Image source: WeeTracker Report] VC investment grew from US$725.6m in 2018 to US$1.34b – the first time it has crossed a billion on the continent.

Source: US$1.3 Billion In Venture Capital Funding Found Its Way To Africa In 2019