Who were the Best Investors of 2011? The Funded's Top Startup Investors of 2011 Awards Announced
At last week's 9th Founder Showcase, the best investors of 2011 were announced at TheFunded.com's Entrepreneur Investor Awards.
The winners with description from the Funded:
Ben Horowitz, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz was awarded the Most Disruptive Investor Award. Andreessen Horowitz modeled their fund off of the modern talent agencies to provide a big network of value to their portfolio companies, reinventing the VC firm.
Yuri Milner, Founder and CEO of Mail.ru Group was judged the Top Rated in Asia ( Russia under Asia category - Looks like they had included Russia under Asia Pacific and not Europe.) Mail.ru is known for creating the “DST round,” where companies secure hundreds of millions at multi-billion dollar valuations, changing the entire late-stage market.
Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups was awarded the Best New Fund Manager Award. 500 Startups has done over 250 investments in less than two years since launching, with deals being done all over the world.
George Zachary, General Partner, Charles River Ventures was judged top rated in the Americas and Philippe Herbert, Partner, Banexi Venture Partners was judged top rated in Europe, Middle East and Africa.