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

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Education 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 5 years. They are actively investing in Education industry.
Education provides instruction and training on a wide variety of subjects. It includes primary, higher and secondary education, language learning, and edutainment, as well as EdTech and educational and training services.

Amount of funding rounds in Eastern Asia is 167, which is 7.3% of the total amount of Seed rounds in the Education industry over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Education 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 15 funds. There are also funds from Japan and South Korea. The most common city is Beijing which is home to 7 funds. There are also funds from Tokyo, Shanghai and Shenzhen. VCs tend to invest in startups from China, but also invest in startups from Japan, South Korea, and The United States. 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, Manufacturing and Hardware/Electronics.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1977 and the newest one in 2017. In 2016 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2011 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2011 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 12, the maximum is 687. Average number of funding rounds is 196.2 while median is 127.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 23. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 123. Average amount of lead investments is 31.6 while median is 18.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 2. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -8.04 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 11.31 and the median is 9.15. 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 3 – 4 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100-500 million or 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 19.34 and median is 0.4. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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