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CB Insights collects data on the venture capital industry and track its investments over time.  In the last four quarters (Q3 ’09 to Q2 ’10), we’ve tracked more than 2,700 investments in US companies by venture capital firms.  We regularly look at and aggregate the companies receiving venture capital funding in our quarterly venture capital reports.  We’ve also looked at the demographics (race, gender, education, etc) of founders receiving venture capital money.

And now we’re turning our attention to the venture capital firms themselves with our list of the Top 30 Most Active Venture Capital firms of the last year.

These 30 firms participated in 663 unique deals (24.4% of all deals) with aggregate deal value of $8.67 billion in investment (37% of all investment). This week, we’ll look at firms #11-30; next week, we’ll reveal the Top 10.  Here’s the list:


Venture Capital Firm

#11 Accel Partners 27
#12 Venrock 26
#12 DAG Ventures 26
#12 Draper Fisher Jurvetson 26
#15 Menlo Ventures 25
#15 Highland Capital Partners 25
#15 Austin Ventures 25
#18 Domain Associates 24
#19 Lightspeed Venture Partners 23
#19 US Venture Partners 23
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#19 Bessemer Venture Partners 23
#19 Sigma Partners 23
#23 Canaan Partners 22
#23 True Ventures 22
#25 Flagship Ventures 21
#25 Arch Venture Partners 21
#25 Redpoint Ventures 21
#25 Charles River Ventures 21
#25 Shasta Ventures 21
#25 Battery Ventures 21

Methodology : Ranked based on equity investments made by US-based VCs in US-based companies from July 2009 through June 2010.