PrivCo Report - Most Successful Tech Venture Capital Firms (2012)
PrivCo reveals its exclusive Rankings of the Top 20 Rankings Most Successful Tech Venture Capital Firms In 2012, ranked by the total number of U.S. private tech companies in each firm's portfolios that were acquired last year (IPOs were excluded).
INTEL CAPITAL, the very active corporate venture arm of chipmaker Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) ranked as the #1 Most Successful Tech V.C. firm of 2012, with the most private tech company investment exits. Some notable exits for Intel Capital in 2012 include Ancestry.com, Gaikai, Inc., and DynamicOps. Rounding out the top 3 were FELICIS VENTURES (Ranked #2) and relative newcomer SV ANGEL (Ranked an impressive #3).
In response to its #1 rank in PrivCo's Top Tech VC Firm Rankings, INTEL CAPITAL told PrivCo: "2012 was an excellent year for us around the world both in terms of dollars invested and portfolio companies achieving a successful exit.
Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures: "We had a record year at Felicis with several exits including our largest to date - Wildfire and Meraki. Our success stems from amazingly talented entrepreneurs who we're fortunate to support. We look for product visionaries working on critical use cases within our themes of conviction."
David Lee, Founder and Managing Partner of SV Angel: "We are thrilled to be included among so many great firms. We are excited about the ecosystem and investing in 2013 and continue to see such high quality founders starting companies."
Sequoia Capital told PrivCo: "It's our privilege to work with talented entrepreneurs who have the courage and vision to change the world. In 2012, several achieved milestones and we're grateful for the opportunity to help them build enduring businesses."
Don Wood, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ): "DFJ has been fortunate to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Congratulations to the teams who grew businesses that were acquired during 2012 by some of the world's largest companies including Microsoft, Google and Nielsen. Innovation and disruptive technologies will continue to benefit consumers and enterprise and we look forward to backing the entrepreneurs who make it happen."
Phil Black, Co-Founder of True Ventures: "We are excited to be included on the PrivCo list of 2012 top private company exits. We saw an active M&A market in 2012, and are proud of our Founders who built strong businesses that were acquired by top companies, including EMC, VMware, Google and Yahoo."
Kevin J. McQuillan, Co-founder & General Partner of Focus Ventures: "Focus Ventures is very proud to be part of the Top 20 list created by PrivCo. Ruckus Wireless and Infoblox had very successful IPOs in 2012 and we are very proud of our portfolio companies and all the employees. We are hoping to have another 2 to 3 companies complete their IPO in 2013...and wish all of our portfolio companies a great 2013."
SOURCE: Privco.com, VentureBeat.com