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Naspers

Naspers

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Headquarters Location

South Africa, Cape Town

About

Naspers was established in 1915, and is a well known corporate investor. The the headquarters of this corporate investor is in Cape Town. The corporate investor's location is in Africa, South Africa.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Along with Naspers, start-ups are often financed by Kinnevik AB, ICONIQ Capital, Accel as well as 4 other investors. The fund often co-invests with ICONIQ Capital, DST Global, Accel, overall with 6 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Tiger Global Management, Sofina, ICONIQ Capital.

The fund was created by James Barry Munnik Hertzog. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 7.

In real terms, this corporate investor performs 51 percentage points more exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Naspers is more than 1 billion dollars. Naspers participates, on average, in 10 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2014. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - India. Besides this, the fund also invested in 12 other countries. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Education, Retail. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 44 more areas of investment. Flipkart, Tencent Holdings, Delivery Hero are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

Year Founded

1915

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: naspers.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, last first_initial, first last, last, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

95.8% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

<1

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

33.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x8.4

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.33 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.5 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

9

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

2

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

4

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Kinnevik AB, ICONIQ Capital, Accel

Funds Investing Together

ICONIQ Capital, DST Global, Accel

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Tiger Global Management, Sofina, ICONIQ Capital

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