ISSUE – Mar. 26 | Startups with the best Venture Investment Returns of All Time

By Akita Syeda  
This year, we saw the New York Stocks Exchange welcome Snap Inc., and the relaunch of SpaceX Falcon 9/Heavy, and maybe, the first Hyperloop trip coming soon in near future.

But if you are looking to see some of the most successful startups than you must look into these most amazing investors with significant returns.  If their fortune cost millions before, now they are worth billions. Here are our list of startups with some of the best investments of all time from least returns to the most returns.

USA/LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman

1. LinkedIn
Lead Investor: Greylock Partners
Investment Period: 2004
Initial Investment: $9M
Return Multiple: 144X
Net Return: $1.3B

Bobby Murphy (CTO) and Evan Thomas Spiegel (CEO) founder of Snap Inc.

2. Snap Inc.
Lead Investor: Lightspeed Venture Partners
Investment Period: 2012 – 2013
Initial Investment: $8M
Return Multiple: 166X
Net Return on IPO : $1.5B

Jan Koum and Brian Acton founder of WhatsApp

3. WhatsApp
Lead Investor: Sequoia Capital
Investment Period: 2011 – 2013
Initial Investment: $60M
Return Multiple: 58X
Net Return: $3.5B

Larry Page and Sergey Brin founder of Google

4. Google
Lead Investor: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Investment Period: 1999
Initial Investment: $11.8M
Return Multiple: 407X
Net Return: $4.8B

Mark Zuckerberg founder of Facebook

5. Facebook
Lead Investor:
Accel Partners
Investment Period: 2005
Initial Investment: $14.8M
Return Multiple: 378X
Net Return: $5.6B

154588099.oKsAPLUY._n9c4625_stdPradeep Sindhu founder of Juniper Networks

6. Juniper Networks
Lead Investor:
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Investment Period: 1996
Initial Investment: $2.75M
Return Multiple: 2,582X
Net Return: $7.1B

Jack Ma founder of Alibaba Group Holding Limited

7. Alibaba Group Holding Limited
Lead Investor: Softbank
Investment Period: 2000 – 2003
Initial Investment: $300M
Return Multiple: 260X
Net Return: $78B