Venture Capital Investment Activities

Goals

To determine the venture capital investing activities of top companies in various industries.

Early Findings

According to Truck Freighter, the top ten trucking companies in the US are:
  • Swift Transportation
  • Schneider Transportation
  • JB Hunt Transport Services
  • Landstar System
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Prime
  • CRST International
  • Crete Carrier
  • Knight Transportation
  • US Xpress Enterprises
According to Marketing 91, the top ten media companies in 2018 were:
  • Walt Disney
  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • The NBC Television Network
  • NBC/Universal
  • CBS Broadcasting Inc.
  • ABC, Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Television Group
  • BBC
  • 21st Century Fox America
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation
Data from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) states that the top ten consumer electronics companies are:
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Intel
  • IBM
  • Fujitsu
Pharmaceutical Technology lists the following as the top ten pharmaceutical companies by market share in 2018:
  • Eli Lilly and Co
  • Bayer AG
  • AbbVie Inc
  • Sanofi
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc
  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
  • Merck & Co Inc
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer Inc
Business Chief states that in 2018, the top ten investment companies in the US are:
  • Capital One Financial
  • USAA
  • First Horizon National
  • American Express
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • JP Morgan Private Bank
  • Citigroup
  • Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management
  • Wells Fargo
The largest telecom providers in the United States are:
  • Verizon Wireless
  • AT&T Mobility
  • T-Mobile
  • Sprint Corporation
  • U.S. Cellular
According to Technavio, the ten largest oil and gas companies in the US in 2018 were:
  • ExxonMobil
  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhillips
  • EOG Resources
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Phillips 66
  • Valero Energy
  • Halliburton
  • Anadarko Petroleum
  • Marathon Petroleum
2018 data from Property Manager Insider states that the ten biggest US-based real estate companies were:
  • American Tower Corporation
  • Simon Property Group
  • Annaly Capital Management
  • Prologis
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • CBRE Group
  • Public Storage
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • General Growth Properties
  • Ventas
In 2018, Manufacturing Global stated that the top ten manufacturing companies in the US were:
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Boeing Co.
  • Valero Energy Corp.
  • Phillips 66
  • General Electric Co.
  • Chevron Corp.
  • General Motors Co.
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp.
Investopedia lists the top ten non-health insurance companies globally as follows:
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • China Life Insurance
  • Allianz
  • American International Group
  • Ping An of China
  • MetLife
  • AXA
  • AIA Group Hong Kong
  • ING Groep
  • Zurich Insurance
Crunchbase lists the top ten agricultural companies in North America as:
  • Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN)
  • TrailFork
  • Biome Makers
  • Inari
  • Hazel Technologies
  • Henry's Originals
  • BeeFlow
  • Benson Hill Biosystems
  • EvoAktiv Corp.
  • Next Century Farms
2018 data from Logistics Management states that in 2017 the top ten logistics companies in the United States were:
  • C.H. Robinson
  • XPO Logistics
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Expeditors
  • J.B. Hunt (JBI, DCS & ICS)
  • Kuehne + Nagel (The Americas)
  • DHL Supply Chain North America
  • Hub Group
  • Burris Logistics
  • Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Insights from Thomas.net list the top Aerospace companies in the United States as:
  • Boeing
  • United Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • Textron
  • L-3 Technologies
  • Rockwell Collins
Investopedia lists the top ten technology companies as:
  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • Microsoft
  • Alphabet
  • Intel
  • IBM
  • Facebook
  • Hon Hai Precision/Foxconn Technology Group
  • Tencent
  • Oracle
Crunchbase lists the top education companies in the United States as:
  • Holloway
  • BabySparks
  • Maynard Institute
  • Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Data & Society Research Institute
  • Los Alamos Public Schools
  • 3DE National
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
  • Blue Studios

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