Sequoia Partner And WhatsApp Backer Jim Goetz Tops Forbes Midas List


Forbes released its annual Midas List today, which ranks the top venture capitalists by returns and more (you can check out the complete methodology here). Topping the list was Sequoia Capital’s Jim Goetz, who has backed WhatsApp (acquired by Facebook for $19 billion), Nimble Storage and Palo Alto Networks among others.

Marc Andreessen took the No. 2 spot (as he did last year), followed by Benchmark’s Peter Fenton in the third spot, Founders Fund’s Peter Thiel in the fourth spot, Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer — who took the first spot on last year’s list — in the fifth spot, and Sequoia’s Doug Leone in the six spot.

Others who made the top 10 include Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, Baseline’s Steve Anderson, Meritech’s Paul Madera, and NEA’s Scott Sandell.

Sequoia also dethroned Accel Partners for the most investors on the list and for the top overall VC firm, with nine partners…

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