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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Sales 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 Sales industry.
Sales is about finding, contacting, and communicating with potential buyers. It includes lead generation and management, sales automation, and CRM, as well as direct sales.

Amount of funding rounds in Sales is 37, which is 1.3% of the total amount of Early rounds in Western Europe over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Sales industry 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. There is an equal amount of VCs in Paris and London which host 5 funds each. There are also funds from Munich and Berlin. VCs in the sample invest in Germany, The United Kingdom and France more often than they do in The United States. 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, Autonomous Vehicles and Business Development.
  • 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 2010 to 2021. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • 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 5, the maximum is 467. Average number of funding rounds is 104.9 while median is 52.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 26. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 89. Average amount of lead investments is 22.2 while median is 17.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 8. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -35.29 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -1.81 and the median is -2.52. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 0.62 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.12 and median is 0.08. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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