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

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Marketplace 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 Seed stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Marketplace industry.

Amount of money raised in Marketplace funding rounds is $871.8M, which is 2.9% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds in North America over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in North America with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Marketplace 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 most common city is San Francisco which is home to 6 funds. There are also funds from New York, Los Angeles and Washington. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Panama, Japan, and China. For half 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 Banking. They also invest in Gamification, Business Development and Consumer.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1996 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 2014 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 13 – 24 and in 7 – 12 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6 and in 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 21, the maximum is 1317. Average number of funding rounds is 224.2 while median is 96.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 21. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 506. Average amount of lead investments is 74.9 while median is 16.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 9. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -42.43 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 1.85 and the median is 3.24. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5, 2 – 3 or 5 – 6 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of less than 100 thousands, 100 thousands – 1 million, 10 – 50 million or 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.02 at minimum and 1.13 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.3 and median is 0.26. The most common multiplicator value is 0.26.
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