The local business paper, Mass High Tech* published a list of the Largest Venture Capital & private equity firms ranked by the amount invested in 2007. I found a few data points pretty interesting.
1. the top two firms with $23 Billion under management, had a total of 1 investment in NE for 2007. Granted, these firms are later stage investors and not what we may typically think of as Venture Firms.
2. The VC that invested the most in the Boston area, half again as much as their closest rival, was North Bridge Venture Partners, with 41 deals for $142,000,000.
It should also be noted that NBVP is leading the way for the “old school” Boston VC firms by expanding into more consumer oriented investments in both mobile applications and web properties.
3. Next was Polaris Venture Partners with 30 deals for $91,300,000.
thanks to MHT for the work to compile this list.
* I could not find this List in the online Mass High Tech. If anyone comes across the link, please send me and I will update the post.