Top 20 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in E-Commerce industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in E-Commerce 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 Latin America that have invested in Seed stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in E-Commerce industry.
E-Commerce is about buying and selling goods and services over the internet. It includes online auctions and marketplace, price comparison, and consumer reviews.

Amount of money raised in E-Commerce funding rounds is $254.3M, which is 24.7% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds in Latin America over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in E-Commerce industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Brazil which hosts 9 funds. There are also funds from Chile, Mexico and Argentina. The most common city is Sao Paulo which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from Santiago, Mexico City and Porto Alegre. VCs tend to invest in startups from Brazil, but also invest in startups from Mexico, Chile, 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 Gamification, EdTech and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2005 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 2014 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2014 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2015 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5, the maximum is 234. Average number of funding rounds is 64.6 while median is 50.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 82. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 50. Average amount of lead investments is 10.7 while median is 6.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 4. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -26.34 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 8.49 and the median is 10.67. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 17.89.
  • Typical Rounds – Funding rounds with these VCs have 3 – 4 or 2 – 3 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 1 – 5 million. Less common range is 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 5.09 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.31 and median is 0.95. The most common multiplicator value is 0.29.
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