New Enterprise Associates averaged a U.S. funding deal every three days in the first half of this year, the hottest six months for the industry since the end of the dotcom boom in 2001.

Not far behind NEA's 64 first half deals were Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (54), Andreessen Horowitz (52) and Google Ventures (50), according to a report from investment database research firm CB Insights.

An interesting fact from the report is that NEA wasn't involved in any of the huge deals that went down in the most recent quarter, nearly all of which happened here in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco area. That includes Uber ($1.2 billion), AirBnB ($500 million), Lyft ($250 million), Pure Storage ($225 million) Intarcia Therapeutics ($200 million) and Pinterest ($200 million).

CB Insights only tracks deals that include venture firms, so it doesn't factor in any of the big late-stage fundings that came entirely from hedge fund and private equity investors.

The firm said that investors poured 39 percent more capital nearly $24 billion into 11 percent more deals than had been recorded in the first three months of the year, the hottest quarter since the second quarter of 2001.

After Q1’14 saw venture capital investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2’01, investors deployed 39 percent more capital across 11 percent more deals. In aggregate, H1’14 saw U.S. VC funding leap to $23.87B, a 71 percent increase versus H1’13.

Overall, there were more than 300 funding deals and more than $4 billion invested in each month in Q2.

Among Kleiner Perkins' 54 deals in the second quarter was the $40 million funding of Palo Alto-based Big Data company RelateIQ, which was acquired Friday by for $350 million.

Here is CB Insights' full list of the most active venture investors in the first six months:
1. New Enterprise Associates: 64.
2. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: 54.
3. Andreessen Horowitz: 52.
4. Google Ventures: 50.
5. 500 Startups: 47.
6. Khosla Ventures: 40.
7. SV Angel: 35.
7. Accel Partners: 35.
9. Sequoia Capital: 33.
10. First Round Capital: 32.
11. Greylock Partners: 30.
12. Lerer Hippeau Ventures: 28.
12. Foundry Group: 28.
14. True Ventures: 25.
15. General Catalyst Partners: 25.
16. Battery Ventures: 24.
16. Atlas Venture: 24.
18. RRE Ventures: 23.
19. Lightspeed Venture Partners: 22.
19. Intel Capital: 22.
19. InterWest Partners: 22.
19. Bessemer Venture Partners: 22.

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