Most market research companies reporting venture capital activities in the big data industry generally capture news about top venture funds, top investors, and top fund receivers. Few show the hidden relationships or funding patterns between major investors and their investment choices.
So, for those who closely follow the capital funding activities on the big data landscape, heres some good news. Benedikt Koehler, a social media expert and a regular keynote speaker and contributor to trade magazines and books on advertising, data science, and media measurementwhile preparing for the Strata Conference in Santa Claracreated a detailed network map showing the key big data companies and their corresponding venture capital or investment firms. The sizes of the nodes reflect the relative totals of funding rounds. Check out Big Data Investment Map 2014
The Investment Map
Two distinct versions of the big data investment map are included here. The updated version includes collated information on 50 of the most important Big Data startups,as listed on Crunchbase API. On this map, the investors and the big data startups form the nodes; while the investments form the edges between the nodes. The funding rounds were used to create a weighted-directed network of VC funding activities in the big data world. In cases where multiple investors participated in a funding round, The total investment sum was split between all investors. Check out Big Data Investment Map 2014
The top-10 big data investors and fund receivers
This section of the big data investment map contains two tablessourced from Crunchbase API. The first table shows the top-10 big data companies or receivers of capital funding in 2013. The second table shows the top-10 investment companies. Check out Big Data Investment Map 2014
Connections between the top investors and big data startups
On this table, the author used network analytical measures to find out about which investment company is best connected to the Big Data start-up ecosystem. A calculation known as Betweenness Centrality measure was used to determine how well the nodes are connected to each other. This table enlists an impressive list of big data investors and their investments, starting with New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz and In-Q-Tel (the venture capital firm for the CIA and the US intelligence community). Check out Big Data Investment Map 2014.
Heres a quick view of the big data investment network map: