Top 12 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years

Top 12 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 12 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Latin America that have invested over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Biotechnology industry.
Biotechnology is the use of biology to make or develop products. It includes biopharmaceutical, genetics, and neuroscience.

Amount of money raised in Biotechnology funding rounds is $97.9M, which is 0.6% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in Latin America over the last 4 years.

Top 12 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common countries among top VCs are Mexico and Brazil. They host 4 VCs each. There are also funds from Chile and Guatemala. All funds are based in different cities. No city grouping tendencies were found in this sample. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. For the majority of the funds, 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 Gamification, Enterprise Software and Agriculture.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1989 and the newest one in 2017. In 2010 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2012 to 2020. For some funds, 2017 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 863. Average number of funding rounds is 88.5 while median is 17.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 6. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 76. Average amount of lead investments is 8.5 while median is 1.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -71.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 6.97 and the median is 15.11. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Seed stage. Early, Private Equity and Non Equity Assistance stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100 thousands – 1 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 1.27 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.45 and median is 0.26. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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