Kyle Stanford March 31, 2016
The first quarter of 2016 has been dogged by conversations about whether VC has hit its peak and is on the downslope. There have been several massive funding rounds, as well as a number of VC funds closed on $500 million or more, but deal activity has dipped for a fourth straight quarter.
1,328 VC investors have been active during 1Q, participating in 1,209 deals globally, according to the PitchBook Platform. 20 of the firms have completed 10 or more deals, indicating that at least the big-name investors are still finding favorable opportunities.
1. Sequoia Capital (27)
2. New Enterprise Associates (25)
3. Lightspeed Venture Partners (20)
4. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (19)
5. Accel Partners (18)
*data as of March 27