There were 665 VC-backed tech exits in 2015.
SV Angel, New Enterprise Associates, and Accel Partners were number one, two, and three respectively for VCs with most exited companies in 2015. But this is perhaps not surprising since NEA, SV Angel, and Accel regularly rank in the top 10 for the overall number of companies they invest in annually. Other slightly less active VCs among the top 10 for exits in 2015 were Greylock Partners, London-based Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital.
Among corporates and corporate venture capital groups, Intel Capital had the most exited investments in 2015. Intel Capital has consistently outperformed other corporates and CVCs by this measure, having topped our rankings in 2014 and 2013 as well.
Using CB Insights data and analytics, we provide a breakdown of the top VCs, CVCs, and corporates in exited tech companies below.
Top VC in exited tech companies
SV Angel tops our list as the VC with most tech exits in 2015. Some of their exited investments include point-of-sale payments company Square and personal finance tracking startup BillGuard, among many others.
The number two spot was a tie between New Enterprise Associates and Accel Partners. NEA counts exited investments in companies like Box and Good Technology, while Accel Partners counts exits in Etsy, Avito, and lynda.com, among many others.
|1||SV Angel||13||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers|
|2||New Enterprise Associates||13||Norwest Venture Partners|
|2||Accel Partners||13||Founder Collective|
|4||500 Startups||18||Data Collective|
|6||Index Ventures||18||Sapphire Ventures|
|7||Sequoia Capital||18||Menlo Ventures|
|7||Andreessen Horowitz||18||Great Oaks Venture Capital|
|9||Slow Ventures||18||Founders Fund|
|9||Lerer Hippeau Ventures||18||Draper Fisher Jurvetson|
|9||First Round Capital|
Top CVCs and corporates in exited tech companies
Of all corporates and corporate venture arms, Intel Capital had the highest number of exits in 2015. Intel Capital’s notable exited investments include Box, Virtustream, and BlackArrow, among many others.
Google Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures round out the top 3 CVCs in exited tech companies in 2015. They were both investors in healthcare analytics company Predilytics.
|1||Intel Capital||13||Telstra Ventures|
|3||Qualcomm Ventures||13||Alibaba Group|
|5||Cisco Investments||21||Swisscom Ventures|
|8||Samsung Ventures||21||Time Warner Investments|
|8||Presidio Ventures||21||Comcast Ventures|
|8||William Morris Endeavor||21||Siemens Venture Capital|
|8||Motorola Solutions Venture Capital||21||Investor Growth Capital|
|8||SingTel Innov8||21||Citi Ventures|
|13||Comcast Interactive Capital||21||ITOCHU Technology Ventures|
|13||Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments||21||Times Internet|
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