Slideshow: Top 10 Largest VC Funds Raised in Q1

As we reported earlier today, VC fundraising roared back in Q1, with U.S. VC funds raising their largest amount since the third quarter of 2008. Bessemer Venture Partners led the pack, raising a monster fund of $1.6 billion. Who else is in the top 10? Click through to check out our slideshow.

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[slide title=”No. 10: Santé Health Ventures II”]

Santé Ventures
Location: Austin, Texas
Fund Name: Santé Health Ventures II LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $91.60M
Target: $150.00M
Raised to Date: $91.60M
Fund Stage: Early stage
Focus: Invests in life sciences and medical technology companies.

[slide title=”No. 9: Pacifica Fund 1″]

Pacifica Fund
Location: Los Altos, Calif.
Fund Name: Pacifica Fund I
Amount Raised in Q1: $100.00M
Target: $35.00M
Raised to Date: $125.00M
Fund Stage: Balanced Stage
Focus: Primarily information technology (both software and hardware). This is a vintage 2000 fund. Pacifica originally raised $25M for the fund in July 2000, then another $100M in March 2011, according to Thomson Reuters. The fund has invested in at least 13 companies, four of which have been acquired (3Ware, ClairVoyante, Postini and Size Technologies) and two of which are defunct (Bonita Software and Cranite Systems), according to Thomson Reuters.

[slide title=”No. 8: Javelin Venture Partners II”]

Javelin Venture Partners
Location: San Francisco
Fund Name: Javelin Venture Partners II LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $105.00M
Target: n/a
Raised to Date: $105.00M
Fund Stage: Early Stage
Focus: Targets early stage technology companies. First fund invested in at least a dozen companies (including six Internet related companies) and has had one exit (acquisition of Scout Labs), according to Thomson Reuters.

[slide title=”No. 7: Azure Capital Partners II”]

Azure Capital Partners
Location: San Francisco
Fund Name: Azure Capital Partners II LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $127.00M
Target: $300.00M
Raised to Date: $127.00M
Fund Stage: Early Stage
Focus: This is a vintage 2005 fund. It has invested in at least eight companies (including six Internet-related companies), including Blogher, Cyan Optics, NeoNova Network Services, Phanfare, Rooftop Media, SlideRocket, TravelMuse and Vapps, according to Thomson Reuters. This fund is distinct from Azure Capital Partners III LP, a vintage 2009 fund.

[slide title=”No. 6: Industry Ventures Special Opportunities Fund”]

Industry Ventures
Location: San Francisco
Fund Name: Industry Ventures Special Opportunities Fund LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $155.00M
Target: $155.00M
Raised to Date: $155.00M
Fund Stage: Secondary Investments
Focus: Firm says it invests in “later stage companies with substantial revenue and at or near profitability, thereby mitigating the high mortality rate of early-stage venture.” Also says it has an “emphasis on transactions from $1 to $20 million where competition is more limited and relationships drive investment opportunity sourcing.” The Special Opportunities Fund is distinct from a $400M sixth fund Industry is currently raising, according to an SEC filing.

[slide title=”No. 5: Greylock XIII”]

Greylock Partners
Location: Menlo Park, Calif.
Fund Name: Greylock XIII LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $425.00M
Target: $1,000.00M
Raised to Date: $1,000.00M
Fund Stage: Early Stage/Late State
Focus: Firm originally raised $575M in December 2009 for traditional early stage fund. It then raised another $425M in March 2011 to pursue late stage deals. It is calling the $425M pool Greylock Growth, even though it is part of Greylock XIII. It says the fund will focus on “later stage financings in breakout consumer Internet and enterprise companies.”

[slide title=”No. 4: KPCB Digital Growth Fund”]

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Location: Menlo Park, Calif.
Fund Name: KPCB Digital Growth Fund LLC
Amount Raised in Q1: $932.33M
Target: $1,000.00M
Raised to Date: $932.33M
Fund Stage: Later Stage
Focus: Is targeting late stage investments in Internet companies. Has reportedly purchased stakes in Twitter and Facebook on the secondary market.

[slide title=”No. 3: J.P. Morgan Digital Growth Fund”]

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Location: New York City
Fund Name: J.P. Morgan Digital Growth Fund LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $1,217.45M
Target: n/a
Raised to Date: $1,217.45M
Fund Stage: Balanced Stage
Focus: Plans to invest in social media companies. Fund was reportedly looking to buy a 10% stake in Twitter in February.

[slide title=”No. 2: Sequoia Capital 2010″]

Sequoia Capital
Location: Menlo Park, Calif.
Fund Name: Sequoia Capital 2010 LP
Amount Raised in Q1: $1,343.00M
Target: n/a
Raised to Date: $1,358.00M
Fund Stage: Early Stage
Focus: Firm invests primarily in the United States, but also does deals in China, India, Israel and Europe, according to Thomson Reuters. Past funds have invested in the Internet, software, communications, chips, medical/health, financial services, energy, business services, more.

[slide title=”No. 1: BVP VIII”]

Bessemer Venture Partners
Location: Larchmont, N.Y.
Fund Name: BVP VIII
Amount Raised in Q1: $1,600.00M
Target: N/A
Raised to Date: $1,600.00M
Fund Stage: Early Stage
Focus: Firm says it will invest in “innovative, high-growth companies across multiple industries and geographies,” primarily North America, India, Israel, Europe and Latin America.

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