Rose Thompson June 25, 2015
We spend a ton of time ranking investors by locations, industries and deals here at PitchBook. These league tables give companies great insight into who’s most active in a particular space and help investors benchmark themselves. A little healthy competition never hurt, right?
To tee up a league table, all you have to do is enter your desired criteria, then your search results will have an investors tab with an investments column you can sort from largest to smallest.
I’ll use the example of the recent post my colleague Garrett wrote about top Chinese investors to illustrate how this works. With one easy search, he ranked the most active Chinese investors in U.S. startups and built a deal flow chart.
We can easily replicate his analysis in the PitchBook Platform by entering the same company and investor criteria in a Companies & Deals advanced search. I’ve highlighted the following five fields he used below: company location (U.S. HQ), deal types (all VC), deal date (since 2010), deal status (completed), and investor location (China and Hong Kong).
Hit search to get the underlying transactions, companies and associated investors, as well as our built-in pivot table and charting tools. To make a league table, simply click into the investors tab and sort the column labeled “Investments” from largest to smallest. There you’ll have the most up-to-date version of Garrett’s league table and can quickly iterate off it.
We’d love to help you create your own league table tailored to your needs. You can schedule a demo where we can walk through this, and if you’re already a client feel free to chat in or contact your CSM. We look forward to hearing from you!