Check out the most active internet of things investors

This data from CB Insights covers a huge swath of technologies from home automation products and health tracking apps to sensors and networking chip firms. So it’s no surprise that Intel is the top investor while Qualcomm and Cisco are also on the list. Check it out.

Disclosure: True Ventures is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media. Om Malik, founder of Giga Omni Media, is also a venture partner at True.

Kleiner Perkins said to eye “cloud” fund

VC power player Kleiner Perkins is reportedly considering a new fund that will be dedicated to cloud computing companies. Whether or not it follows through, KPCB has already backed big-time cloud plays including Zynga and brought a former Twitter exec in as senior partner.

Cloud investments zoom; account for 1/4 of web deals

Last year, venture capital investment in “true” cloud computing companies constituted more than a quarter of overall Internet deal volume and more than a third of Internet investment dollars, according to new research from CB Insights.

FinTech startups wield data and smarts

The FinTech Innovation Lab, an accelerator program for financial tech startups, graduated its first class on Friday. This first batch of companies is bringing some impressive ideas to bear on data, analytics and payments and showing there’s room for new approaches in the financial sector.

Late Surge On Internet Deals Heat Up VC Funding

2010 ended with a bang for start-up funding with deals and dollars hitting an eight-quarter high in the fourth quarter of 2010. Buoyed by a raft of Internet deals, fourth quarter VC funding hit $6.5 billion spread out over 735 deals.