Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the 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 FinTech industry.
FinTech refers to the integration of technology into financial services in order to improve their use and delivery to consumers. It includes micro lending, payments, personal finance, and financial software.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Eastern Asia is $17.1B, which is 6.6% of the total amount of money raised in the FinTech industry over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech 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. The most common city is Hong Kong Island which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from Tokyo, Beijing and Yamanashi. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China, Japan, and India. For half 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, Business Development and Mobile/Apps.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1858 and the newest one in 2019. In 2000 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, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2011 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2017 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5, the maximum is 327. Average number of funding rounds is 112.4 while median is 81.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 83. Average amount of lead investments is 24.2 while median is 9.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -71.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 2.82 and the median is 5.79. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 4.0.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Late stages are more common for funds in the sample. Seed and Private Equity stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of more than 1 billion and 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 6.35 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.06 and median is 0.92. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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