Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Western Europe that have invested in Early stage over the last 2 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 Early funding rounds is 84, which is 28.3% of the total amount of rounds in the Education industry in Western Europe over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Education industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is The United Kingdom which hosts 6 funds. There are also funds from Germany, France and Switzerland. The most common city is London which is home to 6 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Munich and Berlin. VCs in the sample usually invest in The United States and The United Kingdom. They also invest in Germany and France. 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 Gamification, EdTech and Telecommunications.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1982 and the newest one in 2018. In 2000 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 2012 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2017 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 and in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 473. Average number of funding rounds is 102.6 while median is 34.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 10. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 108. Average amount of lead investments is 21.8 while median is 8.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -26.56 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 0.38 and the median is 0.66. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is -26.56.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 3 – 4 or 4 – 5 investors The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 6.34 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.77 and median is 0.62. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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