In the past four years, the U.S. Great Lakes region has seen a rise in VC activity, with capital invested reaching more than $2.2 billion during 2014, according to PitchBook's database. Roughly 570 different venture capital investors have completed at least one of the 941 deals closed during the timeframe. The 14 most-active investors are all headquartered in the region, and 19 of the top 20 call it home. 37 of the firms manage between $1 billion and $2 billion of assets, with 10 others managing at least $5 billion.
Top investors in the U.S. Great Lakes region over the past four years and their deal counts: