Startups Best Positioned To Weather A Downturn

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Tech stocks are on the fast train down

Now that Congress has failed to bail out Wall Street, the country (and world, to a lesser extent) has begun bracing itself for nuclear winter. The technology sector is no exception, even if the Silicon Valley tends to fancy itself as immune to broader economic turmoil.

As Fred Wilson points out, startups fortunate enough to enjoy venture capital will fare the best during these hard times. So we compiled a list of all the technology startups that have raised at least $25 million over the past two years, according to CrunchBase. The ~160 startups to stockpile that much capital recently are listed below.

Facebook tops the list with $455 million raised over the last two years (the bulk of its total $496M). Clean tech comes in highly as well with Nanosolar having raised $300 million, eSolar $140 million, and SulfurCell $134 million.

Of course, to know truly how well-prepared these startups are for the next few years, we’d have to see other figures like burn rates, revenue and head counts, not all of which are publicly known. Nevertheless, their recent funding rounds provide a good guideline.

Have we missed any relevant companies or funding rounds? Submit them to CrunchBase and we’ll update this list.

  1. Facebook – $455M
  2. ZeniMax – $310M
  3. Nanosolar – $300M
  4. OverSee – $210M
  5. OANDA – $200M
  6. Kayak – $196M
  7. GridPoint – $167M
  8. Plastic Logic – $150M
  9. eSolar – $140M
  10. Demand Media – $135M
  11. SulfurCell – $134M
  12. Modu – $120M
  13. United Mobile – $115M
  14. Zhaopin – $110M
  15. Ning – $104M
  16. Glam Media – $104M
  17. hulu – $100M
  18. 9You – $100M
  19. Specificmedia – $100M
  20. SpinVox – $100M
  21. Rearden Commerce – $100M
  22. Ausra – $97.8M
  23. CDNetworks – $96.5M
  24. Move Networks – $91.3M
  25. Spot Runner – $91M
  26. Tesla Motors – $85M
  27. Big Fish Games – $83.3M
  28. Realtime Worlds – $81M
  29. Adconion Media Group – $80M
  30. The Active Network – $80M
  31. HelioVolt – $77M
  32. Youku – $77M
  33. Datapipe – $75M
  34. Trion World Network – $70M
  35. Arcadian Networks – $70M
  36. Vantage Media – $70M
  37. A123Systems – $70M
  38. Boston Power – $68.6M
  39. Infinia – $66.5M
  40. LinkedIn – $65.8M
  41. Fisker – $65M
  42. Brightcove – $64.4M
  43. SilkRoad technology – $64M
  44. Coremetrics – $60M
  45. ReachLocal – $55.2M
  46. Veoh – $55M
  47. Federated Media – $54.5M
  48. Slacker – $53.5M
  49. RockYou – $52.5M
  50. 51.com – $51M
  51. HealthCentral – $50M
  52. ChannelAdvisor – $50M
  53. Blowtorch – $50M
  54. GarageGames – $50M
  55. Revolution Money – $50M
  56. Slide – $50M
  57. Strands – $49M
  58. obopay – $49M
  59. JumpTap – $48M
  60. ice – $47M
  61. Greenplum – $46M
  62. Internet Mall – $45M
  63. Clear – $44.4M
  64. Jingle Networks – $43M
  65. Avail Media – $42M
  66. Metaweb Technologies – $42M
  67. BitTorrent – $42M
  68. Amobee – $42M
  69. Enforta – $40M
  70. Undertone Networks – $40M
  71. Turbine – $40M
  72. Pure Digital Technologies – $40M
  73. Trilliant – $40M
  74. SiBEAM – $40M
  75. Teneros – $40M
  76. SearchMe – $39.6M
  77. fabrik – $39.2M
  78. Zynga – $39M
  79. Turn – $38.5M
  80. LifeLock – $37.9M
  81. Digg – $37.2M
  82. GreatCall – $36.6M
  83. Segway – $35M
  84. hi5 – $35M
  85. Bestofmedia Group – $35M
  86. Yodlee – $35M
  87. Angie’s List – $35M
  88. Lehigh Technologies – $34.5M
  89. Sermo – $34.5M
  90. ooma – $34M
  91. meebo – $34M
  92. Dailymotion – $34M
  93. Clearspring – $33.5M
  94. XunLight – $33M
  95. Cuil – $33M
  96. Seatwave – $33M
  97. Dilithium Networks – $33M
  98. Waterfront Media – $33M
  99. Mzinga – $32.5M
  100. Vanu – $32M
  101. Vuze – $32M
  102. PicScout – $32M
  103. Pando – $31.9M
  104. Etsy – $31.3M
  105. BuzzNet – $31M
  106. Global Roaming – $30.5M
  107. NebuAd – $30.2M
  108. MFG – $30M
  109. Zillow – $30M
  110. GodTube – $30M
  111. 56.com – $30M
  112. Zazzle – $30M
  113. Metacafe – $30M
  114. Batanga – $30M
  115. VideoJug – $30M
  116. Eyeblaster – $30M
  117. badoo – $30M
  118. Viagogo – $30M
  119. IGA Worldwide – $30M
  120. Leapfrog on-line – $30M
  121. MobiTV – $30M
  122. MOLI – $29.6M
  123. Automattic – $29.5M
  124. Intacct – $29M
  125. Genius – $29M
  126. Kosmix – $28M
  127. LiveOps – $28M
  128. RadioFrame – $28M
  129. PGP Corporation – $27.3M
  130. Milestone Systems – $27M
  131. Palo Alto Networks – $27M
  132. Tideway – $27M
  133. BlackArrow – $26.8M
  134. ChoiceStream – $26.5M
  135. Ruckus – $26M
  136. ContextWeb – $26M
  137. Solarflare – $26M
  138. Quantcast – $25.7M
  139. Become – $25.5M
  140. Mimeo – $25M
  141. Reunion – $25M
  142. Gemini – $25M
  143. PharmaNation – $25M
  144. InMage Systems – $25M
  145. Aurora Biofuels – $25M
  146. Nimbuzz – $25M
  147. Firefly Energy – $25M
  148. Yelp – $25M
  149. Meraki – $25M
  150. Dash – $25M
  151. Retail Convergence – $25M
  152. Trulia – $25M
  153. SpringSource – $25M
  154. Zecco – $25M
  155. Koolanoo Group – $25M
  156. Verimatrix – $25M
  157. Optaros – $25M
  158. Visible World – $25M
  159. Splunk – $25M
  160. DeviceVM – $25M
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