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The 10 Most Active VCs and the Most Funded Companies

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Last quarter, venture capital firms invested nearly $7 billion into 876 deals, according to data reported by Thomson Reuters. In terms of deals, the top 10 most active VCs funded 172 deals, making up about 20 percent of all deals in the third quarter.

Top 10 most active VCs of last quarter:

1. New Enterprise Associates, Inc.: (27 deals)
2. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: (23 deals)
3. First Found Capital: (22 deals)
4. Sequoia Capital: (16 deals)
5. Intel Capital: (15 deals)
6. U.S. Venture Partners: (15 deals)
7. Accel Partners: (14 deals)
8. InterWest Partners: (14 deals)
9. Google Ventures: (13 deals)
10. Rho Capital Partners, Inc.: (13 deals)

Compare the top 10 VC firms.

The 10 companies that were the beneficiaries of the largest investments received a total of $1.08 billion -- raking in 15.5 percent of the total amount invested last quarter, according to data reported by the National Venture Capital Association.

The largest U.S. venture capital investments last quarter were as follows:

1. Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Biotech, $300 million
2. Cvent, Inc., Software, $136 million
3. Airbnb, Inc., Media and Entertainment, $112 million
4. Tumblr, Inc., Media and Entertainment, $85 million
5. HelioVolt Corp., Industrial/energy, $85 million
6. Valeritas, Inc., Medical Devices & Equipment, $76 million
7. ZocDoc, Inc., Healthcare Services, $75 million
8. ClearEdge Power, Inc., Industrial/Energy $73.5 million
9. Essence Group Holdings Corp., Software, $70 million
10. Palantir Technologies, Inc., Software, $68 million

The vast majority of funding came out of Silicon Valley, with the New York Metro area and Texas coming in second and third, respectively. Interestingly, however, while Silicon Valley's dollar investments fell by 13 percent between Q2 and Q3, dollar investments from New York Metro grew 33 percent and dollar investments from Texas grew 113 percent. New England and the LA/Orange County area came in fourth and fifth in terms of dollar investments.

The most active VC regions:

1. Silicon Valley $2.7 billion, 38.38% of investments
2. NY Metro $891 million, 12.82% of investments
3. Texas $596 million, 8.57% of investments
4. New England $586 million, 8.42% of investments
5. LA/Orange County $401 million, 5.77% of investments