Top 18 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds over the recent years

Top 18 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds over the recent years

Intro

The top 18 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that have invested in Seed stage over the last 4 years.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Sub-Saharan Africa is $37.3M, which is 0.1% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds over the last 4 years.

Top 18 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – There are a couple of leading countries in the result. They are South Africa, Nigeria and Mauritius. They host 6 VCs each. The most common city is Lagos which is home to 4 funds. There are also funds from Johannesburg, Ebène and NA – South Africa. VCs tend to invest in startups from Nigeria, but also invest in startups from The United States, South Africa, and Kenya. For half 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, Banking and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1862 and the newest one in 2018. In 2018 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2010 to 2020. 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 1, the maximum is 134. Average number of funding rounds is 21.4 while median is 5.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 1. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 36. Average amount of lead investments is 5.2 while median is 1.0. 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 -2.66 and the median is 0.64. 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 1 – 1 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. The most common average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation for funds in the sample is 0.0. 1.14, 0.97 and 0.49 are less common.
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