Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Education 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 North America that have invested in Early stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Education industry.
Education provides instruction and training on a wide variety of subjects. It includes primary, higher and secondary education, language learning, and edutainment, as well as EdTech and educational and training services.

Amount of money raised in Early funding rounds is $10.9B, which is 16.8% of the total amount of money raised in the Education industry in North America over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – All VCs are located in The United States. The majority of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. Top VCs are based in California and New York with the majority being in California. There is an equal amount of VCs in San Francisco, New York and Menlo Park which host 5 funds each. There are also funds from Palo Alto. Top-1 investment geofocus for all VCs is 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 EdTech, Enterprise Software and Business Development.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1986 and the newest one in 2016. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2013 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 and in 2 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 28, the maximum is 1349. Average number of funding rounds is 368.8 while median is 210.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 276. Average amount of lead investments is 62.1 while median is 18.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 13. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.22 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.71 and the median is 10.28. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.1 at minimum and 45.67 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 8.5 and median is 4.42. The most common multiplicator value is 6.2.
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