Data spotlight: NEA ranks as most active VC in October

New Enterprise Associates, which raised $2.8 billion in new capital earlier this year, ranked as the most active venture investor in October, backing 14 startups, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

The firm’s deals in the month included investments in life sciences, consumer tech and IT, including 23andMe, CollectiveHealth, Galera Labs and FabFitFun, among others. Altogether, NEA invested more than $85 million in the month.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was the second most active investor in October, investing in 10 deals, including IronNet Cybersecurity, Savage River and Area 1 Security.

Accel Partners backed nine companies, according to the data.

Three firms tied for fourth place with eight deals apiece: Greylock Partners, General Catalyst Partners and Formation 8, the latter of which is dissolving and not planning to raise a new fund as partners split off in new directions.

Although NEA invested in the most companies in the month, The Founders Fund put the most money to work, investing nearly $121 million in three deals, including large fundings in Palantir Technologies and CollectiveHealth.

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