In the chart above, leading venture capital investors are shown. The chart also shows the number of early and late-stage rounds led by the most active lead investors in the venture world in 2019 as a whole. Big accelerator programs like Y Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups, among others, invest in dozens or hundreds of startups per year. Even though accelerators typically invest a de minimis amount of capital and often co-invest alongside syndicate partners, they’re traditionally listed as the round leaders because they originated the deal.

Between its primary and franchise operations in China and India, Sequoia Capital continues to be one of the most prolific investors on the planet. The firm has been on a fundraising tear, disclosing $3.35 billion in dry powder secured for funds aimed at growth-stage investments in the U.S. as well as venture and growth-stage investments in China.

Most active in Central & Eastern Europe and Southern Europe

active in central and eastern europe and suthern europe
atcive global investors by VC deal count

In the chart above, we show the number of early and late-stage rounds led by the most active lead investors in the venture world in 2019 as a whole. Big accelerator programs like Y Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups, among others, invest in dozens or hundreds of startups per year. Even though accelerators typically invest a de minimis amount of capital and often co-invest alongside syndicate partners, they’re traditionally listed as the round leaders because they originated the deal.

Between its primary and franchise operations in China and India, Sequoia Capital continues to be one of the most prolific investors on the planet. The firm has been on a fundraising tear, disclosing $3.35 billion in dry powder secured for funds aimed at growth-stage investments in the U.S. as well as venture and growth-stage investments in China.

active venture capital investors in Suthern Europe
active venture capital investors in central and eastern europe

Leading venture capital investors by sector in 2018 were:

500 Startups (124) in software; Alexandria Venture Investments (28) in pharma & biotech; Elevation China Capital (7) and Atlantic Bridge Capital (7) in IT hardware; SOSV (27) and Keiretsu Forum (24) in healthcare devices & supplies; Keiretsu Forum (16), Alumni Ventures (13), F-Prime Capital Partners (13), Plug and Play Tech Center (10) in healthcare services & systems; Shell Ventures (6) in energy.

500 Startups

In the recent 500’s article, the company explained the process of picking the startup investment. In this article, they explained the opportunity assessment as a foundational rule for VC. Moreover, the first thing they would invest in is smaller bets. A cross-functional team is another valuable factor in the investment process.

In other words, it is not enough to have a skillful engineering team without a marketing or project person. Further, it is always best to have a cross-functional team to be successful. Typically, every VC would look for a product that sells and that is solving customers’ problems.

Additionally, the product that the company owns needs to have a scalable solution to go to market. Investment process requires step by step preparation and presentation from a startup looking for investors. Your business needs to have a good understanding of the investment journey. That being said, you need to walk your team through all the stages in the negotiation process.