Midas List
Neeraj Agrawal has been selected to the Forbes Midas List for the seventh consecutive year, he paces a field of nearly a dozen Indian American venture capitalists named to the list this year.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Eleven Indian-American investors have been selected to this year’s Forbes list of the world’s 100 best venture capitalists.

Produced annually, the “Midas 2017” list is comprised of the world’s top angel investors, it takes into account a venture capitalists complete portfolio currently and stretches back five years. Jim Goetz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, topped the chart of this year’s list.

Neeraj Agrawal, a general partner at Battery Ventures, crept the highest of any Indo-origin investor on the list, ringing in at the No. 17 spot. Sameer Gandhi, a partner at Accel Partners, followed just behind at No. 23; Asheem Chandna of Greylock Partners chimed in at No. 28; Salil Deshpande, the managing director of Brain Capital Ventures was selected at No. 33 and Aneel Bhusri, the chief executive and co-founder of Workday came in at No. 37.

Have a look at Forbes’ complete Midas List for 2017 here.

For Agrawal, the selected spelled his seventh consecutive appearance on the list. Two of his companies — Coupa and Nutanix — went public last year. Another, AppDynamics, was set to go public earlier this year before Cisco stepped in with a nearly $4 billion acquisition.

Taneja, who holds five different degrees from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, makes his inaugural Midas List appearance. This comes after an early investment in Snapchat, the social media platform that exploded to a $25 billion public offering in February of this year.