Sequoia Partner And WhatsApp Backer Jim Goetz Tops Forbes Midas List

TechCrunch

Forbes released its annual Midas List today, which ranks the top venture capitalists by returns and more (you can check out the complete methodology here). Topping the list was Sequoia Capital’s Jim Goetz, who has backed WhatsApp (acquired by Facebook for $19 billion), Nimble Storage and Palo Alto Networks among others.

Marc Andreessen took the No. 2 spot (as he did last year), followed by Benchmark’s Peter Fenton in the third spot, Founders Fund’s Peter Thiel in the fourth spot, Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer — who took the first spot on last year’s list — in the fifth spot, and Sequoia’s Doug Leone in the six spot.

Others who made the top 10 include Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, Baseline’s Steve Anderson, Meritech’s Paul Madera, and NEA’s Scott Sandell.

Sequoia also dethroned Accel Partners for the most investors on the list and for the top overall VC firm, with nine partners…

View original post 269 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s