Saturday, January 26, 2008

Forbes Midas List - 2008 Demographics

Forbes released their annual Forbes Midas List this past week. As I did last year, I made a very quick run through the list to get a sense of the demographics. Here is a three year view:

Although women, Hispanics and African Americans didn't make any progress on the list, investors of Indian descent (the majority of whom have made at least one investment in an India-based company) continued their Midas land grab.

Congratulations are in order, by the way, to five of my Bessemer colleagues who made the Midas list. Felda Hardymon, Rob Stavis, Bob Goodman, David Cowan, Rob Chandra. Congrats! (Makes you wonder if Roberts have an innate venture capital ability....)