Forbes just published their Midas List of the Top 100 Venture Capital Investors. I was listed in the top ten (number eight) ten years ago. That was the last time I appeared on the list. It was interesting to me to see the top ten of 2013 and to realize that not one person on the 2003 made it to that list. Here are the members of the class of 2013:
|Rank||Name||Firm||The Big Deal|
|Sequoia Capital||Ruckus Wireless|
|New Enterprise Associates||Workday|
|Bessemer Venture Partners|
I am glad to see my old friends, Jim Breyer and Doug Leone made the list as well as Marc Andreesen whom I meet the week he joined Jim Clark at Netscape. I don’t know any of the others.
Here is the list from 2003.
|3.||L John Doerr|
20 extrarodinary people. Apart from the obvious, what are the common traits?
Todd, the common trait is luck.