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

Top 20 investors in South Asia with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Education industry 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 South Asia that have invested in Seed stage over the last 4 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 money raised in Education funding rounds is $75.3M, which is 6.1% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds in South Asia over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors in South Asia with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in India while others are in Pakistan. There is an equal amount of VCs in New Delhi and Mumbai which host 5 funds each. There are also funds from Bengaluru and Gurgaon. These VCs tend to invest in startups from India, but also invest in startups from The United States and Pakistan. 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 EdTech.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2000 and the newest one in 2020. In 2016 the most amount of funds were founded. The two years with the most amount of deals were 2020 and 2019. 2016 and 2018 were less fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2016 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 107.2 while median is 57.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 2 and maximum is 127. Average amount of lead investments is 28.2 while median is 13.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 2. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.26 and 19.91 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -5.63 and the median is -6.42. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 13.83 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.08 and median is 0.02. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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