Ten Busiest VCs of 2009

From a PeHub article:

We’re still a couple of weeks away from official Q3 venture capital data, so here’s a preliminary look at the year’s busiest firms to date.

The below statistics refer to investments in U.S.-based companies, and rank based on number of companies supported in 2009 (as opposed to investment rounds, which can be higher if certain companies raised multiple rounds). Enjoy:

#1. New Enterprise Associates
Deals this year: 36
3 recent deals: Serious Materials, Vuclip, Chelsio Communications

#2. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Deals this year: 35
3 recent deals: Pacific Bioscience, Booyah, Juvaris BioTherapeutics

#3. Polaris Venture Partners
Deals this year: 31
3 recent deals: Adimab, Turbine, Cerulean Pharma

#4. Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Deals this year: 27
3 recent deals: TargetCast Networks, iSocket, Myshape

#5 (tied). Sequoia Capital
Deals this year: 26
3 recent deals: Achates Power, Mobile Iron, Ruckus Wireless

#5 (tied). U.S. Venture Partners
Deals this year: 26
3 recent deals: Factery, DFX Battery, Blekko

#7. Canaan Partners
Deals this year: 25
3 recent deals: Liquidia, Chimerix, Relievant Medsystems

#8 (tied). Highland Capital Partners
Deals this year: 24
3 recent deals: Zoove, InXpo, Mix1 Beverage

#8 (tied). Venrock Associates
Deals this year: 24
3 recent deals: Xconnect, Durect Corp., Constellation Pharma

#10. First Round Capital
Deals this year: 22
3 recent deals: Continuity Engine, GumGum, DNAnexus

For comparison’s sake, here are the Top 10 from 2008:

  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson (92)
  • New Enterprise Associates (76)
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (65)
  • Polaris Venture Partners (61)
  • Intel Capital (55)
  • U.S. Venture Partners (50)
  • InterWest Partners (48)
  • Venrock Associates (47)
  • Sigma Partners (45)
  • Sequoia Capital (42)