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

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most 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 Eastern Asia that have invested over the last 2 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 funding rounds in Software is 963, which is 22.0% of the total amount of rounds in Eastern Asia over the last 2 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among the top VCs is China which hosts 11 funds. There are also funds from Japan and South Korea. The most common city is Tokyo which is home to 7 funds. There are also funds from Hong Kong Island, Beijing and Shanghai. VCs tend to invest in startups from China, but also invest in startups from Japan, 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 Autonomous Vehicles, Telecommunications and Entertainment.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1977 and the newest one in 2016. In 2010 the most amount of funds were founded. The two years with the most amount of deals were 2019 and 2018. 2020 and 2017 were less fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2011 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2020 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Funds equally often participate in 7 – 12 and 24 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 77, the maximum is 687. Average number of funding rounds is 293.6 while median is 242.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 240. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 2 and maximum is 204. Average amount of lead investments is 56.3 while median is 48.5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -21.3 and 28.58 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.42 and the median is 5.19. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds in the sample usually invest in Early, Seed and Late stages. Private Equity stage is less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100-500 million and 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 347.28 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 19.9 and median is 0.86. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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