Forbes has published its Midas List, an annual ranking of top venture capitalists. Topping the list this year is Mike Moritz of (Mark Logic investor) Sequoia Capital. Moritz beat out John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins for the top slot.
By virtue of running Mark Logic, I’ve had the opportunity to meet Mike a few times, and I’d say he merits all the positive press he’s getting. He strikes me as one of those guys who doesn’t say too much, but when he does talk, you should listen to each and every word.
While Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins still rank in most surveys as the top two VC firms in the valley, I’d say that momentum appears to be on Sequoia’s side. In fact, the Silicon Valley gossip blog, Valleywag, recently called for Doerr to step down from Kleiner Perkins arguing that he’s missed Web 2.0 and over-committed to clean technology.
The full Midas List story is here.