Only three Indian dealmakers figure among 100 top tech investors on Forbes Midas List, far outdistanced by China with 17 top dealmakers in the Asian venture market.
Remarkably, some 20% of the top 100 VCs have invested in China and India, up from 17% last year, a major development in
recent years for these Startup Asia markets, Forbes said.
The three top Indian dealmakers listed by the US business magazine were: Sameer Gandhi, Accel Partners #44, Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital, #51 and Navin Chaddha, Mayfield Fund, #52.
Besides the three Indian dealmakers seven other persons of Indian origin figure in the Forbes Midas list for 2013.
They are: Aneel Bhusri, Greylock Partners #14; Asheem Chandna, Greylock Partners #20; Neeraj Agrawal, Battery Ventures #27; Venky Ganesan, Menlo Ventures #32; Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures #68; Salil Deshpande, Bain Capital Ventures #71; and Ajay Agarwal, Bain Capital Ventures #94.
In this year's Midas List of top tech investors, the IPO of Facebook, the largest IPO ever for an Internet company, which briefly valued the company at $104 billion cast a large shadow over the rest of the venture industry in 2012, Forbes said.
Despite its disappointing post-IPO performance, Facebook still drove many of the top names on the Midas list, including five of the top ten and 6 of the top 11, the magazine said.