Top 20 investors in Australia and Oceania that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Australia and Oceania that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Australia and Oceania that have invested in Seed stage over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Software industry.
Software develops, maintains, and publishes software used by people and companies. It includes internet and consumer software, operating systems, and desktop apps, as well as gamification, automation, and SaaS.

Amount of Seed funding rounds is 97, which is 40.2% of the total amount of rounds in the Software industry in Australia and Oceania over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in Australia and Oceania that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in Australia while others are in New Zealand. The most common city is Sydney which is home to 13 funds. There are also funds from Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. These VCs tend to invest in startups from Australia, but also invest in startups from The United States and New Zealand. 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 Security, Gamification and EdTech.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2000 and the newest one in 2018. In 2014 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2012 to 2021. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2008 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2021 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • 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 4, the maximum is 177. Average number of funding rounds is 47.1 while median is 34.5. 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 39. Average amount of lead investments is 9.9 while median is 4.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -40.57 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 2.77 and the median is 6.25. It means that these funds act as lead investors more 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 – 2 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100 thousands – 1 million or 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 5.28 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.36 and median is 0.26. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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