Posted by The Founding Member on 2007-11-16
TheFunded.com reviewed nearly 1,100 partner reviews and hundreds of fund reviews to identify the 2007 Superstars of Venture Capital according to 3,480 Members. The final five winners needed to score highly in the numerical ratings and have a breadth of positive written feedback about their contributions as an investor. These Superstars have demonstrated an honesty, compassion, and willingness to help that make them a great partner in the symbiotic relationship between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Drumroll, please...
5 Superstars of Venture Capital
Winner: Fred Wilson, Partner
Union Square Ventures
-- "Really paid attention to the entrepreneurs concerns and tried to help in every way he could"
-- "Genuine person who is/seems passionate about what he does"
-- "Thesis driven investor"
Joshua Kopelman, Managing Partner
First Round Capital
-- "He understands early stage better than anyone else in the business."
-- "Josh provided insight and counsel at all the right moments and helped us think through problems. He is a joy to work with."
Rob Theis, General Partner
DCM-Doll Capital Management
-- "I've worked with Rob on two companies now and his value-add continues to be stellar."
-- "Sheds tremendous insight, a strategic thinker and terrific with hands on help that truly makes a difference."
William D. Porteous, General Partner
-- "They invest with integrity and supported me and my company in good times and bad."
-- "Will Porteous was on our Board during 3 rounds of funding, multiple acquisitions, culminating in a successful exit. He was excellent and a big part of our successes."
David Stern, Venture Partner
Clearstone Venture Partners
-- "Terrific instinct as an investor and works very hard for his investments."
-- "Has been an entrepreneur himself and shows a great deal of empathy"
5 Honorary Mentions
Jed Katz, Managing Director
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures
Michael Kim, Partner
Rustic Canyon Ventures
Mike Brown, Principal
Howard Hartenbaum, Geneal Partner
Draper Richards, LP
Bill Tai, Partner
Charles River Ventures