Top 20 investors in Telecommunications industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors  in Telecommunications industry over the recent years


The article features top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors that have invested in Early stage over the last 5 years in Telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications industry includes everything that makes communication possible, including providing cable and internet services, voice and video chatting, internet and communication software and hardware, as well as wireless technologies and NFC. This industry is extremely important because of the digital transformation of business and governance, rise of 5G technology, popularization of online working, shopping, and communication, telemedicine, and digital finance. This industry can provide all these areas with faster and more efficient solutions.

Amount of money raised in Early funding rounds is $78.3B, which is 10.1% of the total amount of money raised in the Telecommunications industry over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Telecommunications industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – VCs  are mostly located in North America which hosts 14 funds but, also, in Eastern Asia and South Asia. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 14 funds. There are also funds from Japan, China and India. The most common city is Menlo Park which is home to 4 funds. There are also funds from Tokyo, New York and San Francisco. These VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Japan and China. For the majority of the funds, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – Funds mostly invest in Finance but also in Consumer, Business Development and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – Funds have no significant difference in their age while oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1981 and the newest one in 2018. In 1996 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, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2006 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 11, the maximum is 951. Average number of funding rounds is 395.4 while median is 331.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 276. Average amount of lead investments is 88.7 while median is 92.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.26 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.89 and the median is 9.21. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 50 – 100 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 1186000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 196722500.14 and median is 0.48. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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