These venture firms have established themselves in the industry and are well connected. They have the track record of big consumer internet deals and potential for the future.

Depending on your market vertical, the composition of any ‘Top VC’ list will differ. A top VC firm depends on a combination of historical track record, sourcing, strategy, strength of networks, branding, deal-magnet personalities, market expertise and connections.

Top 5 Large West Coast VCs in Consumer Internet: Sequoia Capital , Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners, Andreessen-Horowitz, Greylock Partners.

Top 5 East Coast: General Catalyst, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners.

Upcoming and promising Micro-VC’s: Harrison Metal, Mike Maples & Floodgate, Founders Collective, Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund.

List courtesy Chris Farmer . You can also check out Paul Graham’s list of The Top Internet VC Firms


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