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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software Engineering 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 5 years. They are actively investing in Software Engineering industry.

Amount of Early funding rounds is 202, which is 26.6% of the total amount of rounds in the Software Engineering industry in Western Europe over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software Engineering 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 9 funds. There are also funds from France, Sweden and Germany. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Vienna and Stockholm. VCs in the sample invest in The United Kingdom, Germany and France more often than they do in Sweden. 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 Banking. They also invest in Autonomous Vehicles, Marketplace and Social.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1982 and the newest one in 2017. 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, 2017 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 7 – 12 and in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24 and in 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 8, the maximum is 452. Average number of funding rounds is 117.0 while median is 72.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 24. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 166. Average amount of lead investments is 47.6 while median is 33.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 7. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -41.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -6.73 and the median is -9.52. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 2 – 3, 4 – 5 or 1 – 2 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common ranges are 10 – 50 million, 5 – 10 million and 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.01 at minimum and 0.87 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.19 and median is 0.08. The most common multiplicator value is 0.08.
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