Top 17 investors in South Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years

Top 17 investors in South Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 17 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in South Asia that have invested in Early stage over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Education industry.
Education provides instruction and training on a wide variety of subjects. It includes primary, higher and secondary education, language learning, and edutainment, as well as EdTech and educational and training services.

Amount of funding rounds in South Asia is 28, which is 3.2% of the total amount of Early rounds in the Education industry over the last 3 years.

Top 17 investors in South Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in India while others are in Pakistan. The most common city is Mumbai which is home to 4 funds. There are also funds from New Delhi, Bangalore and Gurgaon. VCs tend to invest in startups from India, but also invest in startups from The United States, Singapore, and Pakistan. 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 Social, Real Estate and Industrial.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2000 and the newest one in 2018. In 2011 the most amount of funds were founded. 2020 holds the most deals for 7 VCs. 2019, 2018 and 2016 were also fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2003 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 4, the maximum is 425. Average number of funding rounds is 110.0 while median is 50.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 4. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 127. Average amount of lead investments is 30.8 while median is 19.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.26 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -4.63 and the median is -10.86. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 10 – 50 million or less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 13.83 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.85 and median is 0.44. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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