Data spotlight: NEA ranks as most active VC in first half

New Enterprise Associates, which raised $3.3 billion for its 16th fund in June, invested more than $545 million in 67 companies in the first half, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. That number of disclosed deals ranks NEA as the most active venture firm midway through the year. (See table below.)

Among the firm’s deals was Boston-based DataRobot, which provides a machine-learning platform for data scientists and raised a $54 million round led by NEA. Atlas Venture Advisors, IA Ventures, Intel Capital and others also participated.

Other NEA investments include the meditation app Simple Habit, the mattress company Casper Sleep, and Players’ Tribune, the blogging platform for athletes.

Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners tied for second place, with each investing in 43 companies during the six-month period.

Sequoia also put the most money to work, investing in $984 million in the first half.

GV was the most active corporate VC, putting more than $350 million to work in 40 deals, according to Thomson Reuters.

Download Data: Top 29 most active VCs in 2017 (January through June)

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