Considering the large number of huge healthcare deals completed this year, we’ve elected to highlight an area that's well known for churning out innovative health-related startups: Boston. With MIT, Harvard and a handful of other major colleges in its vicinity, the city has no shortage of smart people looking to tackle difficult problems—or VCs looking to invest.
Since the beginning of last year, 965 venture investors have participated in at least one of the 822 rounds completed for startups based in the Boston area, according to the PitchBook Platform. Software companies account for the largest proportion of those deals (36.7%), with pharma & biotech businesses (17.8%) and healthcare device & supply companies (8.2%) also commanding sizable shares. And median round size is on the rise, climbing from $7.9 million in 2015 to $8.5 million so far this year.
Here are the top 10 VC investors in Boston-based startups since the start of last year, along with investment counts: