Here Are the Top 20 Venture Capital Firms of 2012


VentureBeat reports that PrivCo, a research firm which analyzes private companies, has just released a full report of the top 20 technology venture capital companies of 2012 – and some big names are missing, including Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

The ranking is based on the number of private tech company exits the firms financed. Topping the list is Intel Capital, which has been involved with more then 200 initial public offerings and 300 acquisitions since its founding 20 years ago.

As VentureBeat pointed out, many of the firms listed – including Felicis Ventures and Lerer Ventures – were formed by individuals from entrepreneurial backgrounds, as opposed to pure finance backgrounds.

The full list:

1. Intel Capital

2. Felicis Ventures

3. SV Angel

4. Sequoia Capital

5. First Round Capital

6. Battery Ventures

7. Draper Fisher Jurvetson

8. Greylock Partners

9. Ignition Ventures

10. Google Ventures

11. True Ventures

12. Benchmark Capital

13. Lerer Ventures

14. Menlo

15. Polaris Ventures Partners

16. Accel Partners

17. Bain Capital Ventures

18. Redpoint Ventures

19. RRE Ventures

20. Focus Ventures