This is a selection of 10 of the top 100 venture capitalists; with some relevant deals, made by New York times. Most of them are in the top 10 Forbes Midas List 2015 (the world’s smartest tech investors).
We highlight that:
- 80% are base in San Francisco, the others are base in NYC and Hong-Kong.
- All of them have studied in renown universities at USA
- There is still a challenge to increase share of women in this business. We can’t see a woman up to 17th position. She is Jenny Lee, partner at GGV Capital and responsible for investments and operations in China.
- The huge gap between amount of investment of this venture capitalists and the ones that we find in Spain and most of the rest of Europe
These are the top 10:
- Peter Fenton, Standford University, Benchmark Capital (California), some deals: Twitter, Yelp, and Zendesk.
- Fred Wilson , MIT and Wharton School, Union Square Ventures (New York Cit), some deals: Twitter, Tumblr and Etsy.
- Chris Sacca, Georgetown University Law Center, Lowercase capital (California), some deals: Twitter, Instagram, and Uber.
- Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital (San Francisco, Philadelphia & NYC,), some deals: LinkedIn and OnDeck Capital.
- Jim Goetz, Cincinaty University and Standfor, Sequoia Capital (California), some deals: WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks and Barracuda Networks.
- Danny Rimer, Cambridge University, Index Ventures (London and San Francisco), some deals; King Digital Entertainment, Etsy and Net-a-Porter.
- Steve Anderson, Standford University, Baseline Ventures (San Francisco), some deals: Instagram and ExactTarget.
- Bill Gurley, Texas and Florida Universities, Benchmark (San Francisco), some deals; OpenTable and Zillow.
- Neil Shen , Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Yale University, Sequoia Capital (China), some deals: JD.com, Alibaba and Qihoo 360.
- Scott Sandell, Standford University, New Enterprise Associates (San Francisco), some deals: Workday, Tableau Software and Spreadtrum Communications.
(this article use information of nytimes,com, wikipedia.org and forbes.com)