Allen Wagner January 31, 2014
PitchBook will soon release its inaugural PE & VC Global League Table Report, featuring the most active investors, lenders, advisors and law firms in the private equity and venture capital spaces in 2013. The rankings will be broken down into several categories, such as deal location, industry and deal type, to name a few.
Today we’re providing a preview of 2013’s top VC investors globally (by deal count) in a selection of industries.
Unsurprisingly, nine of the top 10 VC investors in the software space last year are headquartered in the Bay Area, with TechStars (Boulder, Colo.) being the only one of the first 10 to be located outside California. Things are pretty similar when looking at media and commercial services companies, where 500 Startups reigned supreme in 2013 with 20 and 42 deals, respectively. The Mountain View, Calif.-based incubator and VC firm also led the way in software investments with 73.
It’s only when you start to look at healthcare that you begin to see different venture capital firms get involved.Connecticut Innovations completed eight rounds in healthcare technology systems in 2013 to finish first in that category, while also finishing second in healthcare devices & supplies and first in cleantech.
Stay tuned over the next week or two for more league table articles as we finish up our final 2013 rankings for publication.