Top 20 investors in North America that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Gaming industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in North America that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Gaming 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 North America that have invested in Seed stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Gaming industry.
Gaming is about development, marketing, and monetization of video games. It includes online and offline games for pc and console and eSports.

Amount of funding rounds in Gaming is 1290, which is 4.6% of the total amount of Seed rounds in North America over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in North America that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Gaming industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in The United States while others are in Canada. The majority of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. The most common city is San Francisco which is home to 6 funds. There are also funds from Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Toronto. There are 2 countries that funds tend to invest in: The United States and Canada with the majority investing in 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, Gamification and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1994 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 2012 to 2020. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 39, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 505.6 while median is 306.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 503. Average amount of lead investments is 90.8 while median is 29.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -17.6 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 11.86 and the median is 16.92. 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 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100-500 million and 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 7.35 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.45 and median is 2.0. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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