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Top 20 investors in South Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in South Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years


The top 20 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in South Asia that have invested in Seed stage over the last 3 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 funding rounds in Education is 91, which is 10.5% of the total amount of Seed rounds in South Asia over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in South Asia that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – All VCs are located in India. The most common city is Mumbai which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from New Delhi, Gurgaon and Hyderabad. There are 2 countries that funds tend to invest in: India and The United States with the majority investing in India. 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 Enterprise Software, Business Development and Telecommunications.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2000 and the newest one in 2017. In 2016 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 2014 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2019 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 8, the maximum is 413. Average number of funding rounds is 83.0 while median is 56.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 2 and maximum is 127. Average amount of lead investments is 24.1 while median is 12.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 2. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -47.19 and 25.15 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -4.5 and the median is 1.13. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is -8.5.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 1 – 2 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100 thousands – 1 million and less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 36.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.5 and median is 0.02. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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