There has been a lot of talk recently about the growth of seed financings leading to a Series A crunch. And while this may be a problem for companies in the seed stage, it's somewhat advantageous for the VCs that specialize in Series A, as it leaves a large quantity of startups to sift through. Roughly 1,500 Series As were completed by VC investors in each of the past two years, though 2016 is only on pace for 1,150.
Since the beginning of 2014, 2,166 VC investors worldwide have helped finance a Series A round, according to the PitchBook Platform. Those investors funded 3,478 Series As, which combined for a total value of $26.15 billion. The IT industry has accounted for the lion’s share of rounds (49.5%), followed distantly by B2C (18.2%) and healthcare (16%).
Here are the 10 most active VCs in Series A rounds since the start of 2014, along with their investment counts: