The Deal
Saturday, October 25, 
11:13 am

[Posted on January 25, 2008 - 2:54 PM]

The rich get richer, as familiar names top Forbes Magazine's annual Midas List of the top 100 investors and other luminaries. Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr and Sequoia's Michael Moritz landed in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, respectively, switching places from last year's ranking.

Ram Shiram of Sherpalo takes the third spot, up from No. 4 last year, and is among five of the individuals in the top 10 from non-traditional institutional venture capital partnerships. Rounding out the group are David Cheriton of Stanford University, Andreas Von Bechtelsheim of Sun Microsystems Inc., Larry Sonsini of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC and angel investor Ronald Conway, while General Atlantic LLC's William Ford and ePlanet Ventures' Assad Jamal and Mayfield Fund's Navin Chaddha represent the old school.

One wonders, though, if editors compiling the subjective list may have been trying a little too hard to inject some diversity in that elite group, as the entire rest of the Top 50 come from traditional institutional funds, save Bob Gunderson of law firm Gunderson Dettmer. - Clifford Carlsen

See Forbes Midas List
For more see VentureBeat and Tech Startups 3.0

Post a comment


The Tech Confidential Network
The Tech Confidential Network unites the leading voices from around the Internet on the topics of high-tech startups, venture capital and investment exits. Bloggers and publishers that want to expand their readership and monetize their content are encouraged to apply to join the Tech Confidential Network.


Behind The Money: Hacking education at Union Square Ventures

Union Square Ventures' three partners on the firm's interest in education.

Windward Ho!

Startups In New York


Recent Entries
Monthly Archives
footspacer.jpg footspacer.jpg footspacer.jpg footspacer.jpg footspacer.jpg

┬ęCopyright 2009, The Deal, LLC. All rights reserved. Please send all technical questions, comments or concerns to the Webmaster.