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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Industrial field 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 3 years. They are actively investing in Industrial field.
Industrial field relates to production of supplies, equipment, and machinery that are used to produce other goods rather than sold directly to consumers. It includes manufacturing, mining, and chemical engineering, as well as animal husbandry and geospatial services.

Amount of funding rounds in Western Europe is 301, which is 17.9% of the total amount of Early rounds in the Industrial field over the last 3 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – There are a couple of leading countries in the result. They are Germany, The United Kingdom and France. They host 6 VCs each. The most common city is London which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Berlin and Stuttgart. VCs tend to invest in startups from Germany, but also invest in startups from The United States, France, and The United Kingdom. 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 Industrial, Gamification and Hardware/Electronics.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1979 and the newest one in 2017. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2005 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2013 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2021 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 22, the maximum is 597. Average number of funding rounds is 128.8 while median is 79.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 135. Average amount of lead investments is 27.9 while median is 15.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 6. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -21.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 4.53 and the median is 5.01. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 0.36 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.08 and median is 0.03. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
Early Stage Venture Industrial Western Europe
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