Top Angel investing (JD made a list(kinda))

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Sadly I am not David Morin at #31 with 57 investments, but for the month of April David Morris (aka JD) invested with friends and family in several deals in April (TBA).  Our friends and family have $5 million plus of dry powder for funds to early-stage deals.  Between 2 pm and 5 pm April 1, 2019, we most likely did the most investing in 2019 = we can create our own list with Crunchbase’s help!


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“firstrate team with a second-rate idea will always outperform a second-rate team with a first-rate idea.”  –  Brian Cohen,  What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea


According to data from Crunchbase below are 50 angels ranked by the number of investments made.

1) Fabrice Grinda (245 investments)

2) Paul Buchheit (135 investments)

3) Wei Guo (129 investments)

4) Alexis Ohanian (126 investments)

5) Scott Banister (126 investments)

6) Naval Ravikant (121 investments)

7) Daniel Curran (114 investments)

8) Marc Benioff (113 investments)

9) Mark Cuban (110 investments)

10) Simon Murdoch (99 investments)

11) Ron Conway (89 investments)

12) Esther Dyson (86 investments)

13) Kevin Moore (85 investments)

14) David Tisch (83 investments)

15) Dave McClure (79 investments)

16) Semil Shah (74 investments)

17) Max Levchin (72 investments)

18) Jason Calacanis (72 investments)

19) Benjamin Ling (70 investments)

20) Brendan Wallace (67 investments)

21) Tim Draper (66 investments)

22) James Sowers (65 investments)

23) Auren Hoffman (65 investments)

24) Lee Linden (64 investments)

25) Joanne Wilson (63 investments)

26) Farzad Nazem (60 investments)

27) Joshua Schachter (59 investments)

28) Garry Tan (59 investments)

29) Rajan Anandan (57 investments)

30) Xavier Niel (57 investments)

31) Dave Morin (57 investments)

32) Jose Marin (57 investments)

33) Reid Hoffman (55 investments)

34) Keith Rabois (55 investments)

35) Will Herman (55 investments)

36) Scott Belsky (53 investments)

37) Rick Marini (53 investments)

38) Charlie Songhurst (52 investments)

39) Hesham Zreik (52 investments)

40) Bashar Hamood (52 investments)

41) Brad Harrison (51 investments)

42) Gary Vaynerchuk (50 investments)

43) Clark Landry (50 investments)

44) Wayne Chang (50 investments)

45) Dharmesh Shah (50 investments)

46) Mitchell Kapor (50 investments)

47) Ullas Naik (48 investments)

48) Raymond Tonsing (48 investments)

49) Kevin Mahaffey (48 investments)

50) Elad Gil (45 investments)


We all know that venture capital can be a tricky beast. Best exits and timelines are not always concrete when funding happens. Some of the biggest startups with multi-billion dollar valuations have kept raising money in new rounds, without selling or going public. Those may prove to be some of the best investments in the long term. Yet, it is important for entrepreneurs to know which potential partners have had real success in exits.

Here are the five angel investors, in order of the number of exits:

  1. Fabrice Grinda (48 exits)
  2. Ron Conway (48 exits)
  3. Naval Ravikant (38 exits)
  4. Paul Buchheit (37 exits)
  5. David Tisch (35 exits)

Ron Conway and Reid Hoffman also have an over 50% exit rate versus the number of investments they’ve made.

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DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog and all deal information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.

Deals that Closed – VC 9/15/2014

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Reuters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

  • Square, the San Francisco-based payments company led by Jack Dorsey, has raised $100 million in new funding at a valuation of nearly $6 billion, according to a Delaware filing obtained by and shared with Fortune. Read more.
  • Inrix Inc., a Kirkland, Wash.-based provider of real-time traffic information technology, has sold a 10% equity stake for $55 million to Porsche Automobil Holding.The company previously raised around $78 million in VC funding from August Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Venrock.
  • Palantir, the secretive big data company known for its relationships with the CIA and NSA, has raised more than $50 million in new venture capital funding, according to an SEC filing. This brings the round total up to $444 million, as the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company appears to have held multiples closes since late last year.Read more.
  • Kateeva, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based maker of production equipment for OLED displays, has raised $38 million in Series D funding. Samsung Venture Investment Corp.led the round, and was joined by return backers Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, DBL Investors, New Science Ventures and VEECO Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO).
  • Scholar Rock, a Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech startup focused on “niche modulators that selectively target protein growth factors in the disease microenvironment,” has raised $20 million in Series A funding. ARCH Venture Partnersled the round, and was joined by EcoR1 Capital, The Kraft Group and return backers Polaris Partners and Timothy Springer.
  • Kinnek, a New York-based marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers and manage purchasing, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partnersled the round, and was joined by seed backers Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund, Richard Chen, TriplePoint Ventures and Benjamin Ling.
  • Cloudyn, a San Francisco–based provider of cloud monitoring and optimization solutions, has raised $4 million in new VC funding. Titanium Investmentsled the round, and was joined by return backer RSeed.
  • Molecular Templates Inc., a Georgetown, Texas-based developer of biologic therapeutics, has raised $3.5 million in new Series C funding fromAJU IB Investment. The round total is now $12 million, following a 2013 first close fromExcel Venture Management and Santé Ventures.
  •, an online review site for ecommerce businesses in Southeast Asia and India, has raised $1 million in VC funding. Tengelmann Venturesled the round, and was joined by 500 Startups and existing shareholder Asia Venture Group.
  •  QuanTemplate, a London–based provider of cloud-based analytics software for the wholesale insurance market, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from backers like Anthemis

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Reuters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

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JD Morris

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