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

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Media and Entertainment 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 2 years. They are actively investing in Media and Entertainment industry.
Media and entertainment is a large sector that includes music, movies, theatre, dating and sex industry, gambling, event management, photofraphy, publishing, cirtual reality, and graphic design.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in North America is $5.7B, which is 58.6% of the total amount of money raised in the Media and Entertainment industry in Early rounds over the last 2 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – All VCs are located in The United States. Half of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. California is the most common state for VCs and it hosts 11 funds. There are also funds from New York, Texas and New Hampshire. There is an equal amount of VCs in New York, Menlo Park and San Francisco which host 6 funds each. There are also funds from Spring. 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 Business Development, Gamification and Telecommunications.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1972 and the newest one in 2018. In 2015 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2013 to 2021. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2008 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Funds equally often participate in 24 and 2 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 26, the maximum is 1394. Average number of funding rounds is 336.8 while median is 188.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 84. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 276. Average amount of lead investments is 52.4 while median is 9.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. 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 12.52 and the median is 18.69. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funding rounds with these VCs have 4 – 5 or 6 – 7 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 10 – 50 million or 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 20.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 4.16 and median is 3.75.
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