The Best Venture Capitalists

A. Metrick & A. Yasuda, VENTURE CAPITAL AND THE FINANCE OF INNOVATION, p. 72, Wiley, March 2021

16 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2010 Last revised: 20 Jul 2021

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Andrew Metrick

Yale School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Yale University - Yale Program on Financial Stability

Ayako Yasuda

University of California, Davis - Graduate School of Management

Date Written: March 1, 2021

Abstract

This paper is Chapter 5 of the textbook, "Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation." The focal point of the chapter is a subjective listing of 14 “top-tier” VC firms, based upon historical investment performance, success in seed/first VC round investments in unicorns, and IPO exit rate. The list provides an opportunity to discuss the history, performance, and strategies of some top VC firms.

Keywords: Venture Capital, Top-tier VC

JEL Classification: G24

Suggested Citation

Metrick, Andrew and Yasuda, Ayako, The Best Venture Capitalists (March 1, 2021). A. Metrick & A. Yasuda, VENTURE CAPITAL AND THE FINANCE OF INNOVATION, p. 72, Wiley, March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1687766

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