HALF MOON BAY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AlwaysOn, the leading producer of world-class conferences for venture investors and entrepreneurs of emerging private companies, and SNR Denton, a premier international venture law practice, today announced the winners of the VC100, the list of the top 100 venture capital firms that have had the most steady stream of exits during the last three years. Notable firms on this year's list include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital. The full list can be viewed online here. All of the winners of the AlwaysOn VC100 will be celebrated during the fourth annual Venture Summit Silicon Valley, which runs from December 13-15 at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California.
To help pick the VC100 this year, the AlwaysOn editorial team sourced data from its research partners Morgan Stanley, VentureDeal, The 451 Group and select industry experts on more than 300 active VC firms as well as reviewing their investments and exits. The winning VC firms were selected based on performance relative to the number of successful exit deals from their portfolio companies from October 1st, 2007, through September 30th, 2010.
"This year's awards are all about boldness and confidence in challenging times. This distinguished selection of the hottest venture capital firms is a testament to their unparalleled ability to consistently identify the next big thing, partner with the brightest entrepreneurs and accelerate the creation of new, disruptive businesses," said Victor Boyajian, global chair, SNR Denton Venture Technology Group, formerly Sonnenschein. "As a top 10 venture law firm with offices from Silicon Valley to New York to London and around the globe, we take great pleasure in recognizing those who excel in driving innovation."
"After a sluggish decade that saw two recessions, the venture capital industry once again is picking up speed and proving that it is able to overcome a daunting economic climate and aid in the growth of the private economy," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "Venture capital plays a vital role in the economy and innovation. Not only do they help bring to life technologies to improve our lives, but also by adding jobs both here in the U.S. and abroad. The honorees on this list have shown the patience, durability and tenacity needed to succeed in an often volatile market."
Many of this year's winning firms will be in attendance at Venture Summit Silicon Valley, a two-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. It features keynotes and panel discussions from some of the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and analysts in the world.
The current program for Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2010 can be found at http://www.aonetwork.com/AOEvents/VCMoney/Venture-Summit-Silicon-Valley-2010.
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About Venture Summit Silicon Valley
The Venture Summit conference series highlights the significant economic, cultural and technology trends impacting the global venture investor. The goal of Venture Summit Silicon Valley is to match growth-company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities. Venture Summit events feature the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and research analysts in the U.S. in keynote presentations and panel debates. Venture Summit Silicon Valley will also honor the AlwaysOn VC100 list and play host to CEO Showcases from qualified companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.