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Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Industrial field over the recent years

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Industrial field 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 North America that have invested in Seed stage over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Industrial field.
Industrial field relates to production of supplies, equipment, and machinery that are used to produce other goods rather than sold directly to consumers. It includes manufacturing, mining, and chemical engineering, as well as animal husbandry and geospatial services.

Amount of money raised in Seed funding rounds is $2.2B, which is 1.4% of the total amount of money raised in the Industrial field in North America over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Industrial field 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 most common city is San Francisco which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from New York, Austin and Toronto. These VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Panama and Canada. 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 Transportation, Industrial and Business Development.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1995 and the newest one in 2018. In 2005 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, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2020 and 2019 hold the biggest amount of successful exits. 2021 and 2018 are the runner ups.
  • Investments – Funds equally often participate in 13 – 24 and 7 – 12 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 17, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 273.3 while median is 186.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 506. Average amount of lead investments is 53.4 while median is 14.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 2. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -13.01 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 15.15 and the median is 17.56. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 4 – 5 or 5 – 6 investors VCs in the sample have an average round size of less than 100 thousands or 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 0.62 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.21 and median is 0.19. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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