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This article was published on May 3, 2012


    Forbes’ Midas List of top tech investors draws a lot of attention, criticism

    Forbes’ Midas List of top tech investors draws a lot of attention, criticism
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    So Forbes yesterday released the 2012 Midas List of top tech investors.

    Jim Breyer is king of the hill, again, and in fact 5 of the top 10 tech investors have Facebook as a portfolio company (having Twitter, LinkedIn, Zynga or Groupon in the investment portfolio also helps people get onto the list).

    There are indeed a lot of new faces on the Midas List (changing of the guard?).

    Only 5 (admittedly extraordinary) women are among the top 100 investors.

    And yes, it’s kind of like a Stanford reunion at the top: 39% of the world’s best VCs – according to Forbes – studied at Stanford University.

    Any other good ones we’ve missed?