Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase on Monday of the blogging site Tumblr made history.
The acquisition was the biggest venture-backed exit of a New York-based company in the state's history. It was also the first time an exit of such a company hit the billion-dollar mark, according to CB Insights.
Some of the VCs that backed Tumblr include Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.
Here's a look at the 11-biggest venture-backed exits of New York companies and some of the notable VCs who backed them. (This list does not include acquisitions that happened after an IPO. It also does not include private equity transactions.)
Source: CB Insights
—By CNBC's Cadie Thompson
Posted 21 May 2013