The Top 20 Angel Investors Ranked 

Kira M. Newman

Accelerator 500 Startups recently released a ranking of the top 20 angel investors, compiled by CB Insights. Over 2,000 angels were analyzed based on their network strength, the rate of follow-on investment, exits, their brand, and more.

Here is the extremely male-heavy list:

Top angel investors ranked

Naval Ravikant, cofounder of AngelList, made over 75 investments from 2009-2013 and scored high in many categories. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian had the best network, with follow-on investments coming most often from New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures, and First Round Capital. Saba Software founder Bobby Yazdani had the highest follow-on rate (80%). 

Among the top 20’s investments, the most popular industries were Internet, mobile, and ecommerce, and the most popular locations were Silicon Valley, New York, and Southern California. Read more here.

Top angels investments by location

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact