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Since many folks seem to have Groupon on the brain today given talk of Google’s acquisition, who stands to get PAID if and when the deal happens? Here’s the list of Groupon’s venture capital investors:
NEA stands to do the best given they were an early investor in Groupon. New Enterprise Associates is an active venture capital investor doing many early stage deals as well as what they call venture growth equity in more mature later stage companies. The firm also has outposts in China and India. Want to see if they have any other huge winners? Check out New Enterprise Associates portfolio.
DST is considered a holding company, but this Russian investment firm focused exclusively on internet companies holds stakes in Facebook, Zynga and Mail.ru in addition to Groupon. Yes – the DST team is going to be very rich. Want to see the other companies they’ve invested in, check out DST’s portfolio.
Battery Ventures is a top Silicon Valley VC investing in technology and cleantech with a presence in India and Israel. Check out Battery Ventures portfolio to see some of the other winners they have invested in.
Accel Partners is another storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm. In addition, they were one of the first venture capitalists into Facebook. If you pitch these guys and they take you out to lunch, don’t argue about the bill. They should pay. Check out Accel Partners portfolio and pick their next winner.
Want to see if your startup matches up with these four firms’ criteria, try our Funding Recommendation Engine. It’s free. If you use it and it identifies suitable investors for you and you ge funded and become the next Groupon, we hope you’ll eventually buy us a beer.
For those interested, here is more data on Google’s acquisitions/M&A activity.