Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software Engineering industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software Engineering 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 4 years. They are actively investing in Software Engineering industry.
Software engineering is application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. it includes software development applications, web development, and quantum computing, as well as quality assurance, iOS, and Android.

Amount of Early funding rounds is 85, which is 35.3% of the total amount of rounds in the Software Engineering industry in Eastern Asia over the last 4 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located either in Japan or China. There are also funds from South Korea. The most common city is Tokyo which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from Shanghai, Beijing and Xuhui. VCs in the sample invest in The United States, Japan and China more often than they do in 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 Gamification, Entertainment and Telecommunications.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1981 and the newest one in 2018. In 1999 the most amount of funds were founded. 2019 holds the most deals for 10 VCs. 2018, 2017 and 2016 were also fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2005 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2009 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 8, the maximum is 323. Average number of funding rounds is 132.5 while median is 127.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 150. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 90. Average amount of lead investments is 31.4 while median is 23.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 23. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -21.3 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 4.29 and the median is 6.71. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 1 – 5 million or 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 143000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 7944444.69 and median is 0.2. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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