Top 20 investors in South Asia with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in FinTech industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in South Asia with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in FinTech 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 South Asia that have invested in Early stage over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in FinTech industry.
FinTech refers to the integration of technology into financial services in order to improve their use and delivery to consumers. It includes micro lending, payments, personal finance, and financial software.

Amount of money raised in FinTech funding rounds is $861.2M, which is 16.4% of the total amount of money raised in Early rounds in South Asia over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in South Asia with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in FinTech 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 9 funds. There are also funds from Bangalore, New Delhi and Bengaluru. These VCs tend to invest in startups from India, but also invest in startups from The United States 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 Banking, Enterprise Software and Business Development.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2000 and the newest one in 2016. In 2011 the most amount of funds were founded. The two years with the most amount of deals were 2019 and 2020. 2018 and 2016 were less fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2015 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 7, the maximum is 425. Average number of funding rounds is 115.2 while median is 71.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 127. Average amount of lead investments is 32.2 while median is 20.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 7. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.0 and 24.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -8.85 and the median is -13.26. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 2 – 3 or 3 – 4 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 22.67 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.3 and median is 0.6. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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