Q1 2014 saw venture capital funding hit $9.99 billion across 880 deals, a funding tally not seen since the heady dot com days. We took a look at the venture capital firms that invested in the highest number of companies across the ecosystem last quarter.
Topping the list of most active investors was prolific early-stage firm 500 Startups. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which has in the past four months notched exits including Opower, Aerohive, Mandiant and Nest Labs and is said to be raised its next set of funds, tied for second with New Enterprise Associates. Among Kleiner’s investments in Q1 were language learning app Duolingo, CRM platform RelateIQ and healthcare data analytics firm Zephyr Health.
Andreessen Horowitz, which was 2013’s most active VC, came in sixth on the list based on its number of U.S. investments in the three month period. The full list is below.
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