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ISSUE – Mar. 28 | The Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide – NY Times

Which 20 venture capitalists — the investors who unearth the tiny start-ups that turn into tomorrow’s behemoths — are on the winningest streaks?

To identify today’s top venture investors, CB Insights, a research firm that follows the venture capital industry, produced a data-driven list.

To compile it, CB Insights looked at factors such as connectedness, since people with access to the best information hear about hot companies first; and exits, meaning the returns after a start-up is sold or goes public.Investments in start-ups with valuations of $1 billion or more, called unicorns, were also taken into account. The data span 2009 through this March.

1. Bill Gurley
Benchmark
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: GrubHub, OpenTable, Zillow
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Uber, Stitch Fix, Nextdoor

2. Chris Sacca
Lowercase Capital
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: Twilio, Twitter
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Stripe, Uber

3. Jeff Jordan
Andreessen Horowitz
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: Tilt
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Airbnb, Instacart, Pinterest, OfferUp

4. Alfred Lin
Sequoia Capital
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: FutureAdvisor
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Airbnb, Houzz, Doordash, Uber

5. Brian Singerman
Founders Fund
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: Stemcentrx
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Oscar Health, Stripe, Wish

6. Ravi Mhatre
Lightspeed Venture Partners
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: AppDynamics, Mulesoft, Nutanix
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Clever, Stitch Fix, Thoughtspot

7. Josh Kopelman
First Round Capital
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: Bazaarvoice, OnDeck Capital
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: AppNexus, Clover Health, Flatiron Health

8. Peter Fenton
Benchmark
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: New Relic, Quip, Twitter, Zendesk
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Docker, Elastic, Zuora

9. Neil Shen
Sequoia Capital (China)
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: Vipshop, Betta Pharma
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: Meituan, DJI, Toutiao

10. Steve Anderson
Baseline Ventures
GOT A PAYDAY FROM: Instagram, ExactTarget
NOTABLE CURRENT INVESTMENTS: SoFi, Stitch Fix, Machine Zone

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