Venture capitalists entered the decade on a dotcom high, and this week will end it on an exit-starved low. In between, they invested in over 16,000 U.S.-based companies.
What follows is a list of the 10 most active VC firms, based on our VentureXpert database (which, coincidentally, is being retired at year-end). The rankings are based on the number of U.S.-based companies in which a firm invested over the past decade — regardless of number of financing rounds. And, just as a reminder, putting lots of money out the door doesn’t necessarily correlate to the amount that comes back in…
Intel Capital invested in 463 different companies in the aughts, over 722 reported financing rounds. The estimated amount of equity per company was $4.33 million.
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