The Top 100 Venture Capital Firms

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Welcome to the VC 100, a list of the most active venture capital firms funding U.S. startups. It’s critical to find a firm that fits your journey. A true venture partner provides more than money, but mentorship and strategic advice that can elevate your business to new heights.

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VC 100 Top 100 Early-Stage Firms

Rank Firm Name No. of Deals Sum Invested
(USD Millions)
Report Dates: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013

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About the VC 100

The VC 100 list of top early-stage venture capital firms is based on data from PitchBook. The firms were ranked by total capital invested in seed and/or early stage venture capital deals that were completed in the U.S. during 2013. This ranking only accounts for companies headquartered in the U.S.

The PitchBook Platform's research process begins with a daily systematic review of thousands of news and public filing sources. This data is then confirmed, clarified and refined through direct communication with key contacts at target companies, investors, limited partners, and professional service providers. Read more about PitchBook's methodology here.

VC 100 Timeline: Now and Then

The venture capital industry is at a turning point. Track the mega-deals, key players and multi-million dollar lessons that have moved this market.

The most recent mega-deals
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Major IPOs
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The Deal Map
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