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

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Artificial Intelligence 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 Seed stage over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Artificial Intelligence industry.
Artificial intelligence is a frontier research discipline to build computerized systems that perform tasks requiring human intelligence. It includes facial, speech and image recognition, machine learning, and natural language processing, as well as computer vision, visual search, and internet of things.

Amount of funding rounds in Artificial Intelligence is 200, which is 11.5% of the total amount of Seed rounds in Eastern Asia over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Artificial Intelligence 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 12 funds. There are also funds from Japan and South Korea. There is an equal amount of VCs in Tokyo and Hong Kong Island which host 5 funds each. There are also funds from Shanghai and Seoul. VCs in the sample invest in The United States, China and Japan 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 Autonomous Vehicles, Gamification and Manufacturing.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1998 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 2014 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 7 – 12 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 10, the maximum is 687. Average number of funding rounds is 163.6 while median is 100.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 35. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 113. Average amount of lead investments is 26.2 while median is 10.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -10.8 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 12.81 and the median is 14.33. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 2.26 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.22 and median is 0.03. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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