The 7 Most Active VCs In Ecommerce by PitchBook
Walmart’s announced $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com marks the largest-ever purchase of an ecommerce company, but it’s not without competition. Other similar deals include Amazon’s 2009 buy of Zappos for near $1 billion and Liberty Interactive’s $2.4 billion acquisition of Zulily last summer. Combined, they serve as a reminder that, although other sectors such as AI and fintech may get the majority of media attention, there’s still plenty of value in more established sectors like ecommerce.
Since the beginning of last year, 1,169 VC investors have participated in at least one of the 1,215 rounds backing ecommerce startups, according to the PitchBook Platform. Of those investors, 93 have completed at least two deals within the last six months. Seed rounds accounted for 34.6% of financings—indicating that investors are still bullish on the future of the industry.
Clint Carlson's Carlson Capital Double Black Diamond fund returned 3.34% in August net of fees. Following this performance, the fund is up 8.82% year-to-date net, according to a copy of the firm's August investor update, which ValueWalk has been able to review. On a gross basis, the Double Black Diamond fund added 4.55% in August Read More
Here are the top seven VC investors in ecommerce since the start of last year, along with their investment counts:
1. Accel (28)
2. Sequoia (25)
3. General Catalyst Partners (16)
4. Forerunner Ventures (14)
T-5. New Enterprise Associates (13)
T-5. Greycroft Partners (13)
T-5. Bessemer Venture Partners (13)