Top 10 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that took part in the most funding rounds in Electronics industry over the recent years

Top 10 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that took part in the most funding rounds in Electronics industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 10 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that have invested over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Electronics industry.
Electronics is about manufacturing, design and development, assembly, and servicing of electronic equipment and components. It includes hardware, semiconductor, and b2c electronics (mobile devices, household appliances, sensors etc.).

Amount of funding rounds in Electronics is 16, which is 6.6% of the total amount of rounds in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 5 years.

Top 10 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that took part in the most funding rounds in Electronics industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Mauritius which hosts 4 funds. There are also funds from South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. The most common city is NA – South Africa which is home to 3 funds. There are also funds from Port Louis, Nairobi and Moka. There is no investment geofocus for VCs in the sample. All of them invest in startups from different countries. For 4 funds in the sample, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Finance. They also invest in Industrial, Real Estate and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1998 and the newest one in 2017. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2010 to 2021. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 134. Average number of funding rounds is 32.6 while median is 14.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 36. Average amount of lead investments is 6.0 while median is 2.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.14 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -1.22 and the median is -5.18. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Early stage. Late, Seed and Private Equity stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 1 – 2 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 21.57 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.67 and median is 0.31. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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