The Web version of this year’s revamped Midas List of technology’s top investors has plenty going on: the ranking of 100 venture capitalists, a profile page on each, a cover profile on Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer by Nicole Perlroth, a Q&A with 8 leading VCs, a video interview with Mike Maples and a explanation of our methodology used to compile the list with help from our partners at TrueBridge Capital and Dow Jones’ Venture Source.
What’s missing is some of the raw data about the list and about venture capital as an asset class. (The 2000s was a mostly mediocre decade for venture; it underperformed conventional private equity and over the last 10 years merely kept pace with the Nasdaq.)
So I wanted to reproduce online the data page below, which appeared in the print package of the Midas list (cover date Apr. 25). I figured this way at least some of our 18-million-odd Web readers who don’t get the magazine can see what we’re doing with these data pages. They’re rapidly becoming a go-to template for us to flesh out our many lists (Best Bosses, Billionaires) and tell news stories in a data-centric way, like we did with Japan’s nuclear crisis in the Focus section of the Apr. 11 issue.