The number of active seed venture capital investors jumped to a new high in 2014, rising 23% from 2013’s total. See who they were.
While huge valuations and funding rounds dominated the headlines in 2014, it turned out to be another huge year for seed-stage venture investing. According to CB Insights data, the number of active seed venture capital investors jumped to a new high – up 23% from 2013′s total.
The rise of micro VC funds has helped contribute to this trend, but it’s not just the small guys getting busy. Khosla Ventures, which ties for 9th based on seed activity this year, is looking to raise a whopping $400M seed fund according to filings.
The number of active seed venture investors has grown over time as illustrated below hitting 138 investors in 2014. An active seed venture capital firm is defined as one making four unique seed investments in the year. To ensure consistency with last year’s report, corporate VCs including highly active seed investor Google Ventures were excluded for the purposes of this analysis.