Jim Goetz of Sequoia Capital maintained the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row on Forbes’ 2015 Midas List, which represents the world’s 100 smartest technology investors, including 221 public and private companies with valuations greater than $1 billion and a total of 766 deals, and produced in partnership with TrueBridge Capital Partners.
Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital (Twitter, Yelp!, New Relic) has No. 2 spot while Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital is ranked No. 3 (with Uber as top deal).
Women in the top 25 include Jenny Lee of GGV Capital at No. 10, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers at No. 15, and Rebecca Lynn of Canvas Venture Fund at No. 23.
Top firms with the most partners on the list include Sequoia Capital (ten), Accel Partners (eight), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (four), Benchmark Capital (four), and Greylock Partners (four).
The top ten, listed by name, firm and deals are:
1) Jim Goetz – Sequoia Capital (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, Nimble Storage)
2) Peter Fenton – Benchmark Capital (Twitter, Yelp!, New Relic)
3) Chris Sacca – Lowercase Capital (Uber)
4) Josh Kopelman – First Round Capital LLC (LinkedIn)
5) Steve Anderson – Baseline Ventures (Twitter, ExactTarget, Tremor Video)
6) Douglas Leone – Sequoia Capital (FireEye, ServiceNow, Meraki)
7) Paul Madera – Meritech Capital Partners (Facebook, 21Vianet, Fusion-io)
8) Neil Shen – Sequoia Capital (Alibaba)
9) Bill Gurley – Benchmark Capital (Uber)
10) Jenny Lee – GGV Capital (Xiaomi)
The complete list may be found here.