At the end of each quarter, a ritual plays out in the startup community. Services that analyze private companies scramble to gather up funding data from the preceding months, key it into their systems, and write reports comparing the performance of investors. The reports circulate for a few days but quickly become stale; the information is outdated as soon as it’s published.  The community is then left waiting three months for the cycle to repeat.

We can solve this problem.

Today we’re launching the CrunchBase Investor Leaderboard, rankings of top investors by funding stage, geography, and time frame. Because these lists are driven by data in the Business Graph, they are always up-to-date, as investors, entrepreneurs, and the community add to the Graph thousands of times per day.  Just today, we announced that our CrunchBase Venture Program now includes over 1,000 investment firms.  These firms constantly feed investment data into the Business Graph, giving CrunchBase the most up-to-date picture of the technology investment landscape and enabling us to share this perspective with you.

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Whether it’s top seed investors in the United States, or early stage venture investors in Europe, you’ll find up to 100 ranked investors. Within each list, you can drill down into the investments of the ranked investors and/or re-order the list by the number of exits.  As always, please let us know what you think (through email or @crunchbase) and stay tuned. We’re working hard to make CrunchBase the most relevant and useful private company resource available.

  • Originally published September 10, 2014, updated April 26, 2023