Forbes Names Top VCs in Midas List

Forbes magazine has released its18th Annual Midas List, the ranking of the world’s top 100 venture capitalists. There are several new names on this year’s list and some notable missing ones. Most notably, this year’s list features a record number of women, as well as a record number of international investors, particularly from China.

Produced in partnership with Truebridge Capital Partners, Sequoia China’s Neil Shen is No. 1 for the second year in a row. No. 2 is Peter Fenton from Benchmark and his fellow partner Bill Gurley is No. 3. Jim Goetz from Sequoia Capital was ranked No. 4.

To make the list, investors are ranked by their portfolio companies that have gone public or been acquired for at least $200 million over the past five years, or that have raised additional funding at a valuation of $400 million or more. Forbes and TrueBridge put a premium on newer exits, as well as early-stage returns.

Forbes’ latest cover story, Blowing Up The Venture Capital Model, provides an inside look of famed Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. In an exclusive sit-down interview with Marc Andreessen, his first in two years, Andreessen shares information on a new $2 billion growth fund the firm plans to announce later this spring and insight into how their most radical move yet, known as A16Z, has transformed the industry.

As part of the 2019 Midas List package, other features include:

  • Top Women of the Midas List (a record number)
  • China Investors of the Midas List (also a record)
  • The Sci-Fi Companies Backed by Tech’s Best Investors
  • The Top 10 Companies Behind The Midas List
  • Newcomers to the Midas List in 2019
  • The Midas Brink List: these up and comers could be the Midas of the future