Prominent names top our list of most active corporates: Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

The number of corporations strategically investing in private companies has enjoyed an upward trend in recent years, across industries including healthcare, media, finance, and energy.

In Q1’15, 106 different corporate venture capital arms (CVCs) completed a US investment — a multi-year high. That’s an 82% jump from the same quarter three years ago, according to CB Insights data. There was a slight dip to 100 CVCs making a US investment in Q2’15.



The most active corporate VCs

Despite a deal slowdown in 2015, Google Ventures tops the list of most active CVC investors over the last four quarters with over 60 new and follow-on deals.

Tech corporations dominate the top slots on the list, with Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Salesforce Ventures joining Google Ventures in the top four.

Healthcare-focused CVCs are well-represented among the top 20 most active. The healthcare players include Novartis Venture Funds, Pfizer Venture Investments and Lilly Ventures among others.

Most Active Corporate VCs – Q3’14-Q2’15
Rank CVC Investor
1 Google Ventures
2 Intel Capital
3 Qualcomm Ventures
4 Salesforce Ventures
5 Comcast Ventures
6 Fidelity Biosciences
6 GE Ventures
8 Bloomberg Beta
8 Novartis Venture Funds
10 Cisco Investments
11 Samsung Ventures
12 In-Q-Tel
13 Microsoft Ventures
14 Pfizer Venture Investments
14 Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
14 Lilly Ventures
17 Siemens Venture Capital
17 Hearst Ventures
17 Merck Global Health Innovation Fund
20 Kaiser Permanente Ventures
20 DG Incubation
20 Verizon Ventures
20 Citi Ventures
20 Mitsui & Co. Global Investment


Below is the list of 117 active corporate venture arms in the last four quarters.

117 Active Corporate Venture Capital Firms: Q3’14-Q2’15
1-39 40-78 79-117
Google Ventures Renren Lianhe Holdings Monsanto Growth Ventures
Intel Capital MedImmune Ventures Link-age Ventures
Qualcomm Ventures Total Energy Ventures International T-Venture
Salesforce Ventures Baxter Ventures Aster Capital
Comcast Ventures NTT DoCoMo Ventures Adobe Ventures
Fidelity Biosciences Telstra Ventures MassMutual Ventures
GE Ventures Rakuten Ventures Telefonica Ventures
Bloomberg Beta WuXi Corporate Venture Fund E.ON Venture Partners
Novartis Venture Funds Chevron Technology Ventures First Data Ventures
Cisco Investments Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Rex Health Ventures
Samsung Ventures Constellation Technology Ventures DSM Venturing
In-Q-Tel American Family Ventures Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Microsoft Ventures Credit Suisse NEXT Investors Volvo Group Venture Capital
Pfizer Venture Investments American Express Ventures Xandex Investments
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Reed Elsevier Ventures ICG Ventures
Lilly Ventures Syngenta Ventures Astellas Venture Management
Siemens Venture Capital Sanofi-Genzyme Ventures Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
Hearst Ventures Karlani Capital Follett Knowledge Fund
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund SingTel Innov8 Applied Ventures
Kaiser Permanente Ventures kbs+ Ventures Boxer Capital
DG Incubation Hewlett-Packard Ventures Legend Capital
Verizon Ventures Liquidity Ventures SanDisk Ventures
Citi Ventures Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator Broadway Video Ventures
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Fosun Kinzon Capital MemorialCare Innovation Fund
SR One Simon Venture Group Twitter Ventures
Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation MS Ventures GREE Ventures
CAA Ventures BP Ventures UMC Capital
Roche Venture Fund dunnhumby Ventures Shea Ventures
Ascension Ventures Takeda Ventures Brace Pharma Capital
Dell Ventures GM Ventures Merck Research Ventures Fund
Google Capital Transamerica Ventures Axel Springer Digital Vetures
Recruit Strategic Partners BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners Castrol innoVentures
Liberty Global Ventures UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund WPP Digital
Presidio Ventures Fletcher Spaght Ventures Geekdom Fund
BBVA Ventures Western Digital Capital R/GA Ventures
Time Warner Investments Boulder Brands Investment Group Steamboat Ventures
Amgen Ventures Zaffre Investments BMW i Ventures
Novo Ventures DMG Information SABIC Ventures
KDDI Open Innovation Fund TELUS Ventures Nissay Capital


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