Today, we’re going back to the basics. It’s true that more and more startups based outside the Bay Area are receiving significant VC funding—last year was the first time in a decade Silicon Valley investors made more non-local than local deals. But the San Francisco region still receives far more capital than any other area.
Since the beginning of last year, 1,697 investors have participated in at least one round involving a Bay Area-based company, per PitchBook data, putting $38.3 billion in capital to work across 1,813 completed deals. The majority (54.6%) of those transactions have been in the software sector, followed in frequency by commercial services (6.5%) and healthcare devices & supplies (5.2%). In terms of round size, a plurality of investments (31.7%) have ranged between $1 million and $5 million, with the $10 million to $25 million bucket ranking second (24.8%).
Here are the top 9 investors in Bay Area-based companies since the beginning of 2016, along with their investment counts (excluding accelerator rounds):