The Top 100 Venture Capitalists For 2013: The List By AlwaysOn

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Fred Wilson (Bloomberg)

Fred Wilson (Bloomberg)

Who are the top 100 venture capitalists for 2013? The list compiled by the Silicon Valley publication AlwaysOn has a number of notable names, and all will be honored at a ceremony to be held at Draper University February 13th 2014.

(For more information on the event contact Shannon Calvin ([email protected]ork.com, 954.663.2086), Grant Gunderson ([email protected], 916.217.0427), or Paul Hamadeh ([email protected], 415.269.3738) for details on how your company can participate.)

The VC who will be honored at that event is the legendary Fred Wilson Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures. Wilson’s known for his most notable investments, Twitter, Tumblr, and Zynga, as well as his widely-read blog AVC: Musings Of A VC In NYC.

Joining him will many of the top 100 venture capitalists for 2013 that AlwaysOn has selected. Names like Marc Andreessen, Jeff Bezos, Daniel Burstein, Bradford Burnham, Ron Conway, John Doerr, Brent Jones, John Malloy, Mary Meeker, Yuri Milner, and Sonja Perkins, to list just a few of them.

One name on the list may be familar to regular readers of my content over the years: Rick Bolander, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Gabriel Venture Partners. Here’s Rick talking to me about the Facebook purchase of Instagram in 2012:

Rick’s notable exit is the online textbook rental company Chegg.

Here’s the full list of venture capitalists who will be honored at the Draper University event, February 13th:

The 2013 Venture Capital 100 For 2013 by AlwaysOn:

Neeraj Agrawal
General Partner, Battery Ventures
www.battery.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Marc Andreessen
Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz
a16z.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

Mark Bailey
Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
www.dfj.com
Notable Exits: Silver Spring

Thomas Ball
General Partner, Austin Ventures
www.austinventures.com
Notable Exits: RetailMeNot

Karey Barker
Managing Director, Cross Creek Advisors
crosscreekadvisors.com
Notable Exits: Rocket Fuel

Forest Baskett
General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
www.nea.com
Notable Exits: Tableau Software

Jeff Bezos
Founder, Bezos Expeditions
www.bezosexpeditions.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

George Bischof
Managing Director, MeriTech Capital Partners
www.meritechcapital.com
Notable Exits: Barracuda Networks, Model N

James Boettcher
Founding Partner, Focus Ventures
www.focusventures.com
Notable Exits: Marin Software, Cyan

Rick Bolander
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Gabriel Venture Partners
www.gabrielvp.com
Notable Exits: Chegg

John Borthwick
CEO, Betaworks Studio
betaworks.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

Roelof Botha
Partner, Sequoia Capital
www.sequoiacap.com
Notable Exits: FireEye, Xoom, Tumblr

Ben Boyer
Managing Director, Tenaya Capital
www.tenayacapital.com
Notable Exits: Qunar

Michael Brown
General Partner, Battery Ventures
www.battery.com
Notable Exits: ExactTarget

Bradford Burnham
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
www.usv.com
Notable Exits: Tumblr

Daniel Burstein
Founder and Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners
mtvlp.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

W. Eric Carlborg
Partner, August Capital
www.augustcap.com
Notable Exits: Zulily

Navin Chaddha
Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
www.mayfield.com
Notable Exits: Quanar, SolarCity, Zenprise

Todd Chaffee
Managing Director and General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
www.ivp.com
Notable Exits: Twitter, Websense

Max Chee
Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners
mtvlp.com
Notable Exits: Tumblr

Young Chung
Managing Director, DAG Ventures
www.dagventures.com
Notable Exits: RingCentral, YuMe

Bruce Cleveland
General Partner, InterWest Partners
www.interwest.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Kevin Comolli
Partner, Accel Partners
www.accel.com
Notable Exits: Supercell

Ron Conway
Special Advisor, SV Angel
svangel.com
Notable Exits: Twitter, Locu

Byron Deeter
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
www.bvp.com
Notable Exits: Criteo, Adap.tv

John Doerr
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
www.kpcb.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

Barry Eggers
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
lsvp.com
Notable Exits: Nimble Storage

Marie Ekeland
Partner, Elaila Partners
www.elaia.com
Notable Exits: Criteo

Bill Ericson
General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
www.mdv.com
Notable Exits: Rocket Fuel

Karim Faris
Partner, Google Ventures
www.gv.com
Notable Exits: RetailMeNot

Peter Fenton
General Partner, Benchmark Capital
www.benchmark.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

Adam Fisher
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
www.bvp.com
Notable Exits: Wix, Intucell, Soluto

Tony Florence
General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
www.nea.com
Notable Exits: Cvent

Norm Fogelsong
General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
www.ivp.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Sameer Gandhi
Partner, Accel Partners
www.accel.com
Notable Exits: Sourcefire, Gracenote

John Gardner
Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
www.nokiagrowthpartners.com
Notable Exits: Rocket Fuel

Gaurav Garg
Founding Partner, Wing Venture Partners
wing.vc
Notable Exits: FireEye

Aaron Gershenberg
Managing Partner, SVB Capital
www.svb.com/svbcapital/
Notable Exits: FireEye

Randall Glein
Managing Director, DFJ Growth
www.dfjgrowth.com
Notable Exits: Tremor Video, Tumblr

Jim Goetz
Partner, Sequoia Capital
www.sequoiacap.com
Notable Exits: Nimble Storage, Barracuda Networks

Michael Goguen
Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital
www.sequoiacap.com
Notable Exits: Virident Systems

Greg Goldfarb
Managing Director, Summit Partners
www.summitpartners.com
Notable Exits: Rocket Fuel

David Golob
Partner, Francisco Partners Management
www.franciscopartners.com
Notable Exits: Barracuda Networks

Bob Goodman
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
www.bvp.com
Notable Exits: Liazon Corporation, Intucell

Mike Gordon
Managing Director, MeriTech Capital Partners
www.meritechcapital.com
Notable Exits: Cyan, Tremor, Sourcefire

Mark Gorenberg
Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
www.humwin.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Benoist Grossmann
Managing Partner, IDInvest Partners
www.idinvest.com/en/?
Notable Exits: Criteo

Tim Guleri
Managing Director, Sierra Ventures
www.sierraventures.com
Notable Exits: Sourcefire

Promod Haque
Senior Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
www.nvp.com
Notable Exits: FireEye, Cyan, Virtela Technology Services

Paul Holland
General Partner, Foundation Capital
www.foundationcapital.com
Notable Exits: Chegg

Robert Hower
General Partner, G20 Ventures
www.atvcapital.com
Notable Exits: Acme Packet, Channel Advisor

Joi Ito
Co-Founder, DG Incubation
www.dgincubation.co.jp/en/
Notable Exits: Twitter

Brent Jones
Managing Director, Northgate Capital Group
www.northgatecapital.com
Notable Exits: Rocket Fuel

Jeff Jordon
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
a16z.com
Notable Exits: Zulily

Deepak Kamra
General Partner, Canaan Partners
www.canaan.com
Notable Exits: Acme Packet

Raj Kapoor
Venture Advisor, Mayfield Fund
www.mayfield.com
Notable Exits: Qunar

Vijay Khanna
General Partner, GIV Venture Partners
www.givventurepartners.com
Notable Exits: Cvent

Ben Kortlang
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
www.kpcb.com
Notable Exits: Silver Spring

Larry Kubal
Partner, Labrador Ventures
www.labrador.com
Notable Exits: Rocket Fuel

Doug Leone
Partner, Sequoia Capital
www.sequoiacap.com
Notable Exits: RingCentral

Jeffrey Lieberman
Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
www.insightpartners.com
Notable Exits: Cvent

John Lilly
Partner, Greylock Partners
www.greylock.com
Notable Exits: Tumblr

Richard Lim
Managing Director, GSR Ventures Management
www.gsrventures.cn/en/
Notable Exits: Qunar

Frank Lin
General Partner, DCM
www.dcm.com
Notable Exits: 58.com

Jeff Lipton
Vice President, Venture and Strategic Investments, Juniper Networks
www.juniper.net
Notable Exits: FireEye, Cyan

John Malloy
Co-Founder and General Partner, BlueRun Ventures
brv.com
Notable Exits: Waze Mobile, Topsy Labs

Jules Maltz
General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
www.ivp.com
Notable Exits: RetailMeNot

Mike Maples Jr.
Managing Partner, Floodgate
floodgate.com
Notable Exits: Twitter, YuMe, Chegg

Mary Meeker
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
www.kpcb.com
Notable Exits: Waze Mobile Limited, LendingClub

Jeb Miller
General Partner, JAFCO Ventures
www.jafco.com
Notable Exits: FireEye, MoPub

Yuri Milner
Founder, DST Global
www.dstglobalsolutions.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

Yatin Mundkur
Partner, Artiman Ventures
www.artiman.com
Notable Exits: Virident Systems

Tae Hea Nahm
Founding Managing Director, Storm Ventures
www.stormventures.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Rory O’Driscoll
Founding Member and Partner, Scale Venture Partners
www.scalevp.com
Notable Exits: ExactTarget

Deven Parekh
Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
www.insightpartners.com
Notable Exits: Chegg, Twitter

Douglas A. Pepper
General Partner, InterWest Partners
www.interwest.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Sonja Perkins
Managing Director, Menlo Ventures
www.menloventures.com
Notable Exits: Acme Packet

Nick Pianim
Managing Director, DAG Ventures
www.dagventures.com
Notable Exits: FireEye

Shervin Pishevar
Venture Advisor, Menlo Ventures
www.menloventures.com
Notable Exits: Tumblr

Ned Renzi
Founding Partner, Birchmere Ventures
www.birchmerevc.com
Notable Exits: Cvent

Gordon Ritter
Founder and General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
www.emcap.com
Notable Exits: Veeva Systems

T.J. Rylander
Partner, In-Q-Tel
www.iqt.org
Notable Exits: FireEye

Bijan Sabet
General Partner, Spark Capital Partners
www.sparkcapital.com
Notable Exits: Tumblr, Twitter

Scott Sandell
New Enterprise Associates
General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
www.nea.com
Notable Exits: Workday, Tableau, Spreadtrum

Theodore Schlein
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
www.kpcb.com
Notable Exits: Chegg, The 41st Parameter, EdgeSpring

Barry Schuler
Managing Director, DFJ Growth
www.dfjgrowth.com
Notable Exits: Twitter, Tumblr

Samuel Schwerin
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners
mtvlp.com
Notable Exits: Chegg

Craig Sherman
Managing Director, MeriTech Capital Partners
www.meritechcapital.com
Notable Exits: Zulily

Jaon Stoffer
General Partner, Maveron
www.maveron.com
Notable Exits: Zulily

Sunny Sugaya
General Partner, JAFCO Ventures
www.jafco.com
Notable Exits: FireEye

Ryan Sweeney
General Partner, Accel Partners
www.accel.com
Notable Exits: Braintree Payment Solutions

Gus Tai
General Partner, Trinity Ventures
www.trinityventures.com
Notable Exits: Zulily

Rob Theis
Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
www.scalevp.com
Notable Exits: RingCentral

Robin Vasan
Managing Dircetor, Mayfield Fund
www.mayfield.com
Notable Exits: Marketo

Dominique Vidal
Partner, Index Ventures
www.indexventures.com
Notable Exits: Criteo

Ravi Viswanathan
Partner, New Enterprise Associates
www.nea.com
Notable Exits: Braintree Payment Solutions

Peter Wagner
Founder, Wing Venture Partners
wing.vc
Notable Exits: Nimble Storage

Rob Ward
Managing Director, MeriTech Capital Partners
www.meritechcapital.com
Notable Exits: Tableau Software, Rally Software

David Weiden
Partner, Khosla Ventures
www.khoslaventures.com
Notable Exits: RingCentral

Warren Weiss
General Partner, Foundation Capital
www.foundationcapital.com
Notable Exits: Silver Spring

Harry Weller
Partner, New Enterprise Associates
www.nea.com
Notable Exits: Sourcefire

George Zachary
General Partner, Charles River Associates
www.crai.com
Notable Exits: Twitter

Stay tuned.

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