Second Quarter Top Venture Deal Makers Include The Usual Suspects And More

Here’s a link worth a moment of your time.

It is a list of the most active venture firms during the second quarter. Most of the names you know and those at the top of the list are no surprise. Firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates are frequently top dealmakers.

However, the list offers some less expected observations. Draper Fisher Jurvetson was particularly active in the quarter, as was the state-founded Connecticut Innovations (the investor has been independent since 1995 and privately funded). General Catalyst Partners found itself near the top, as did a partnership with offices across the South and on both coasts called Advantage Capital Partners.

Spark Capital out of Boston was active, as was First Round Capital. Google Ventures did as many deals as Highland Capital Partners and InterWest Partners: eight.

My one criticism with this Forward Thinking post is that it doesn’t identify where it got its data. I presume it is from a reliable source, such as Dow Jones or Thomson Reuters, publisher of this blog.