As software eats the world, producing terabytes of data for companies to analyze and use, proper storage and handling becomes ever more important and consequently lucrative. Accordingly, quite a few VC investors have funded IT storage companies over the past few years. 185 VC firms have backed storage startups since the start of 2009, with 33 active in the past six months. Investors of all sizes participate as well: 52 firms have AUMs over $1 billion, with 21 sitting in the $500 million to $1 billion range.
Top investors in the last five years and their investment counts: