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Midas List

Europe

Since 2017, The Midas List Europe has recognized the top 25 venture capitalists based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. A company is considered for attribution if it has exited in the last five years at $100 million+ or is a private, unexited company valued at $200 million+.

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Qualifications

  • A VC must invest on behalf of third-party Limited Partners. Investments off personal balance sheets or for a single corporation, foundation, etc. do not qualify.
  • The investor must reside in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East, investing in a portfolio that includes European, African, and/or Middle Eastern companies.
  • Companies submitted for Midas List Europe must have exited in the last five years at $100 million+ or be a private, unexited company valued at $200 million+.

Methodology

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Collect & Analyze Data
First, we use submissions from venture capitalists, as well as publicly available exit data, industry information, and historical lists, to form a comprehensive set of data points for the Midas model.
A company is considered for VC deal attribution if:
Exited in last 5 years at $100 million+
Private and valued at $200 million+

Last Year’s Midas List Europe

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Quantity & Rank Investments

Next, we calculate a ranking for each VC’s investment in a qualifying company, which is based on generated deal value, size of exit or private valuation, and other key metrics weighted to favor more recent deals, earlier stage investments, and higher investment multiples. We then aggregate the number of “winning” investments per VC to determine a total deal attribution score, which informs a deal metric ranking against others. Then, we consider the total number of qualifying deals for each VC to determine a deal count ranking. Below we break down how each of these ranking scores are determined.

A Look Into The Model

Ranking by Deal Metrics

In this simplified example we demonstrate how the model considers deals by three VCs who invested in the same company, XYZ, at different stages. Each VC who is invested in the company receives a score for their deal based on several variables (see top row for select sample metrics). This process is repeated for all companies attributed to each VC – which amounts to a total deal attribution score. This score determines the ranking by deal metrics for each individual.

Ranking by Deal Count

Here we demonstrate how the model considers the total number of investment deals attributed to each VC, with a weighted emphasis on exited companies. Together, the number of exited and private deals amount to a total deal count score. This score determines the ranking by deal count for each VC.

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