Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in E-Commerce industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in E-Commerce 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 Eastern Asia that have invested in Early stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in E-Commerce industry.
E-Commerce is about buying and selling goods and services over the internet. It includes online auctions and marketplace, price comparison, and consumer reviews.

Amount of Early funding rounds is 581, which is 43.5% of the total amount of rounds in the E-Commerce industry in Eastern Asia over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in E-Commerce industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in China while others are in South Korea. There is an equal amount of VCs in Beijing and Shanghai which host 7 funds each. There are also funds from Hong Kong Island and Wangjing. These VCs tend to invest in startups from China, but also invest in startups from The United States and South Korea. 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 Telecommunications, Gamification and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1977 and the newest one in 2016. In 2001 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2014 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2009 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Funds equally often participate in 2 and 13 – 24 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 44, the maximum is 687. Average number of funding rounds is 245.0 while median is 182.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 4 and maximum is 204. Average amount of lead investments is 58.0 while median is 43.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 25. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -11.97 and 24.56 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 4.35 and the median is 3.67. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 5.47.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 3 – 4 or 2 – 3 investors The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. 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 7.89 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.63 and median is 2.11. The most common multiplicator value is 0.45.
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