Our annual Super Bowl datagraphic predicted the winner of the big game yet again: For the fourth year in a row, the team from the region with more VC deals the previous year won the title.
The halftime show got us thinking about VC deals, too—particularly the hundreds of drones that helped kick off Lady Gaga’s performance. Since the start of 2014, 353 investors have participated in at least one of the 182 deals in the US drones and robotics space, according to the PitchBook Platform. Total capital invested jumped from roughly $352 million in 2014 to $592 million in 2015, then held steady at $583 million in 2016.
Here are the top 9 VCs in US-based robotics and drone companies since the start of 2014, along with investment counts (not including accelerator rounds):
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1. Andreessen Horowitz (10)
2. Lux Capital (9)
3. Felicis Ventures (8)
T-4. Intel Capital (7)
T-4. Draper Associates (7)
T-4. Charles River Ventures (7)
T-7. Qualcomm Ventures (6)
T-7. GV (6)
T-7. AME Cloud Ventures (6)
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