The number of active corporate VCs hit record highs in 2015. Here are the 100 most active corporate venture units.

Corporate venture funding in private companies has soared in recent years. CVCs participated in $28.4B of funding across 1301 deals in 2015, both record-breaking figures despite a pullback in Q4’15.

With the number of CVC units also hitting all-time highs, we used CB Insights data to break out the most active corporate venture arms, based on the number of unique startups that they invested in worldwide.

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The most active corporate VCs

Now in the news as it mulls selling part of its VC portfolio, Intel Capital topped the list of most active CVCs in 2015, having invested in over 70 private companies. They were especially active in international markets, with about a third of their 2015 investments going to companies based outside of the US.

Other notable tech CVCs round out the top four spots, including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Qualcomm Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures. Closely following these tech corporates were GE Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

The remainder of the list features corporate VCs spanning a wide range of industries. Healthcare was particularly well-represented, with big players such as SR One, Novartis Venture Funds, and Novo Ventures, among others.

Most Active CVCs of 2015
Rank Investor
1 Intel Capital
2 GV
3 Qualcomm Ventures
4 Salesforce Ventures
5 GE Ventures
6 Comcast Ventures
6 Samsung Ventures
8 F-Prime Capital
8 Bloomberg Beta
10 Cisco Investments
11 SR One
11 Legend Capital
13 Novartis Venture Funds
13 GREE Ventures
15 Recruit Strategic Partners
15 Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
17 Verizon Ventures
17 Hearst Ventures
17 Novo Ventures
17 Google Capital
17 Johnson & Johnson Innovation


Top 100 most active

Below is a full list of the 100 most active corporate venture arms through 2015.

100 Most Active CVCs of 2015
1 – 34 35 – 68 69 – 100
Intel Capital Merck Global Health Innovation Fund Monsanto Growth Ventures
GV TIM Ventures Simon Venture Group
Qualcomm Ventures Roche Venture Fund Advance Vixeid  Partners
Salesforce Ventures Robert Bosch Venture Capital Syngenta Ventures
GE Ventures Fosun Kinzon Capital NTT DoCoMo Ventures
Comcast Ventures Eircom Digital Boost Initiative Transamerica Ventures
Samsung Ventures AXA Strategic Ventures UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund
F-Prime Capital American Express Ventures Unilever Ventures
Bloomberg Beta Dentsu Digital Holdings Swisscom Ventures
Cisco Investments Tengelmann Ventures Boxer Capital
SR One Rakuten Ventures WuXi Venture Fund
Legend Capital BioMed Ventures Presidio Ventures
Novartis Venture Funds Takeda Ventures Reed Elsevier Ventures
GREE Ventures SingTel Innov8 Shea Ventures
Recruit Strategic Partners BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Orange Digital Ventures 3M New Ventures
Verizon Ventures Bertelsmann Asia Investments Nissay Capital
Hearst Ventures ITOCHU Technology Ventures CAA Ventures
Novo Ventures MS Ventures WestTech Ventures
Google Capital Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Time Warner Investments
Johnson & Johnson Innovation EMC Ventures Evonik Venture Capital
CyberAgent Ventures Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures Santander InnoVentures
Pfizer Venture Investments Kaiser Permanente Ventures Broadway Video Ventures
Renren Lianhe Holdings Technicolor Ventures STC Ventures
In-Q-Tel Kickstart Ventures Autodesk Spark Innovation Fund
Alexa Fund Axiata Digital Innovation Fund Caixa Capital
Citi Ventures Zaffre Investments IDrive Ventures
Siemens Venture Capital Investor Growth Capital CHV Capital
Ping An Ventures MassMutual Ventures Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures
DG Incubation Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments Lazarus Israel Opportunity Fund
YJ Capital McKesson Ventures Infosys Innovation Fund
SMBC Venture Capital Ascension Ventures Telstra Ventures
Lilly Ventures Hewlett-Packard Ventures
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Baxter Ventures


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