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McKinsey alums feature in Forbes' 'Midas' and Asia '30 Under 30' lists
April 16, 2018

Forbes has released its 2018 list of the world's 100 most powerful people in VC -- and twelve of them are alums. In addition, three alumni have been included on the magazine's '30 Under 30' lists for Asia.

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Forbes has released its 2018 'Midas' list of the world's 100 most powerful people in venture capital -- and there are some familiar names on it. Twelve, in fact. 

Here are the alumni with the 'golden touch' -- read more about them on Forbes' site by clicking on their names.

Jim Breyer (NYO 83-87), founder and CEO, Breyer Capital. Jim was one of Facebook's first venture investors, and has invested in more than 40 companies that have gone on to have successful IPOs.

Roelof Botha (JOH 96-98), Partner, Sequoia Capital. Formerly the CFO of PayPal, Roelof was an early investor in YouTube. Other investments include genetic testing company 23andme and ticketing platform Eventbrite.

David Chao (SFO 92-97), co-founder and General Partner, DCM Ventures. David is an investor in SoFi, which is considering an IPO. Other investments include SlingMedia, as well as Chinese companies 99Bill (acquired by Wanda in 2015) and Renren.

Matt Cohler (SVO 01-03), General Partner, Benchmark. One of Facebook's first five employees, Matt left the social network in 2008 to join Benchmark. Since then, his investments have included Snap and Uber, as well as $1B+ companies including Domo, Duo Security, and Quora.

Byron Deeter (LAN 96-98), Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners. Known for investing in cloud computing, Byron's successful IPOs include SendGrid and DocuSign.

Jeremy Levine (NYO 95-97), Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners. Fifteen of Jeremy's early-stage investments -- including LinkedIn, Yelp, Shopify, and MindBody -- have exited or reached valuations of more than $500 million.

Jeff Lieberman (NYO, FIR 96-98), Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners. An investor in Cvent, Shutterstock, and Mimecast -- all of which had successful IPOs -- Jeff's other investments include Delivery Hero (IPO in June 2017) and HelloFresh (IPO in November 2017).

Jeremy Liew (AUO 94-96), Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners. Jeremy's was the first VC to invest in social network Snap. Other investments include Giphy, Grubhub, and Bonobos.

Ann Miura-Ko (NYO, SVO 98-01), Partner, Floodgate. Ann's investments include Lyft, Ayasdin and Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft in 2016). She is also a founding member of All Raise, whose mission is to add more female funders and back more female founders.

Neil Rimer (ZRH 90-90), co-founder and General Partner, Index Ventures. Since 1996, Index Ventures has raised $5.6B, investing in more than 160 companies. Investments include Deliveroo and Funding Circle, as well as Supercell and Trello.

Richard Wong (SFO 96-99), Partner, Accel. A recent investor in robotic automation software maker UiPath, Rich's major $1B+ exits include Atlassian, SunRun, and Airwatch.

Allen Zhu (SHA 98-00), Managing Director, GSR Ventures. Based in Shanghai, Allen was one of the first investors in mobile transportation platform DiDi Chuxing, which held off Uber in China. Other investments include food delivery service and bike-sharing app maker Ofo.

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'30 UNDER 30', ASIA

Three alumni were also included on Forbes' third annual '30 under 30' list for Asia, comprising ten industries with thirty honorees in each. (Click here for the 2018 Europe list, which included four alumni and a Firm member, and click here for the 2018 U.S. list, with six alumni.)

Here are the three alums who made this year's Asia list. You can read more about them on the complete Forbes list by clicking on their names.


Duc Pham (HAO 13-14), co-founder and CEO at ViCare Corporation, which aims to make healthcare more accessible in Vietnam. The company connects users with medical services and currently lists around 50,000 clinics and 43,000 doctors on its platform. Duc was previously the marketing manager of Lazada Vietnam.


Masatoshi Honda (TOK 14-15), co-founder and CEO, GRA&Green, Inc. The Tokyo-based company focuses on grafting technologies to breed and grow diease- and drought-resistant crops and vegetables. Masatoshi has previously served in the public sector, as an advisor to both the Tokyo and Osaka city governments.


Ankiti Bose (MUM 12-14), co-founder, Zilingo. The burgeoning online fashion service recently announced a $54 million Series C funding round, making a total of $82 million raised from investors to date. The e-commerce site sells directly to consumers in Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, and ships internationally to four additional countries. Anikiti has previously been on the other side of entrepreneurship, working as an investment analyst at Sequoia Capital from 2014 to 2015.


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