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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Media and Entertainment 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 Media and Entertainment industry.
Media and entertainment is a large sector that includes music, movies, theatre, dating and sex industry, gambling, event management, photofraphy, publishing, cirtual reality, and graphic design.

Amount of funding rounds in Western Europe is 72, which is 15.4% of the total amount of Early rounds in the Media and Entertainment industry over the last 2 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The most common countries among top VCs are The United Kingdom and Germany. They host 5 VCs each. There are also funds from Sweden and France. The most common city is London which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from Berlin, Stockholm and Zürich. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Germany, The United Kingdom, 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 Entertainment, Business Development and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1996 and the newest one in 2018. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. 2019 holds the most deals for 7 VCs. 2020, 2018 and 2017 were also fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2012 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 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5, the maximum is 593. Average number of funding rounds is 127.8 while median is 47.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 25. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 167. Average amount of lead investments is 34.8 while median is 11.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -23.17 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 6.07 and the median is 8.49. 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 100-500 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 12.31 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.9 and median is 2.0. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
Early Stage Venture Media and Entertainment Western Europe
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