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

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


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 2 years.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Eastern Asia is $3.6B, which is 9.0% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds over the last 2 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in China while others are in Japan. The most common city is Tokyo which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from Beijing, Shanghai and Xuhui. There are 2 countries that funds tend to invest in: China and Japan with the majority investing in China. The country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide for all the funds.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Finance. They also invest in Business Development, Art (Auctions) and Telecommunications.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1983 and the newest one in 2017. In 2013 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2015 to 2021. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2013 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2019 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 2, the maximum is 381. Average number of funding rounds is 129.2 while median is 104.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 101. Average amount of lead investments is 21.5 while median is 13.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 4. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -5.78 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 10.89 and the median is 10.88. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100-500 million and less than 100 thousands. 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 26.16 and median is 0.32. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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