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

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Software 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 in Seed stage over the last 3 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 money raised in Seed funding rounds is $1.6B, which is 1.7% of the total amount of money raised in the Software industry in Eastern Asia over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in Eastern Asia with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in Japan while others are in China. The most common city is Tokyo which is home to 13 funds. There are also funds from Beijing, Yamanashi and Shenzhen. These VCs tend to invest in startups from Japan, but also invest in startups from China 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 Business Development, Social Network and Medical Service.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1983 and the newest one in 2019. In 2011 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2015 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2019 was the peak for successful exits. 2018, 2021, and 2020 are the runner ups.
  • 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 17, the maximum is 687. Average number of funding rounds is 120.6 while median is 56.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 24. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 113. Average amount of lead investments is 18.3 while median is 6.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 4. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -21.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 11.2 and the median is 14.12. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 4 – 5 or 3 – 4 investors VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100 thousands – 1 million and 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 14.63 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.18 and median is 0.06. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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