Top 10 Venture Exits In New York; Who’s No. 1?


Yahoo’s $1.1 billion planned purchase of blogging site Tumblr is the largest exit of a pre-public venture-backed New York-based company in the city’s history, according to CB Insights.

The research firm put together a top 10 list, which you can find here.

In second place, but well behind Tumblr, is Right Media, which Yahoo purchase in 2007 for $850 million, CB Insights notes. Redpoint Ventures and WGI Group were backers.

At No. 3 is is Buddy Media, which sold last year for $745 million to Salesforce. Its backers included GGV Capital, Greycroft Partners and Institutional Venture Partners.

The rest of the list follows in a table courtesy of CB Insights.

Note that the list does not include DoubleClick, which Google purchased for $3.1 billion after DoubleClick went public.


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