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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most funding rounds in Electronics 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 over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Electronics industry.
Electronics is about manufacturing, design and development, assembly, and servicing of electronic equipment and components. It includes hardware, semiconductor, and b2c electronics (mobile devices, household appliances, sensors etc.).

Amount of funding rounds in Electronics is 1019, which is 6.8% of the total amount of rounds in Western Europe over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most funding rounds in Electronics 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, Germany and The Netherlands. There is an equal amount of VCs in London and Paris which host 5 funds each. There are also funds from Swindon and Stuttgart. VCs in the sample usually invest in The United States and The United Kingdom. They also invest in France and 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 Finance. They also invest in Industrial, Gamification and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1908 and the newest one in 2017. In 2006 the most amount of funds were founded. 2020 holds the most deals for 8 VCs. 2019, 2018 and 2017 were also fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2014 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2017 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 31, the maximum is 597. Average number of funding rounds is 208.6 while median is 156.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 192. Average amount of lead investments is 55.4 while median is 30.0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.98 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 3.84 and the median is 6.55. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Seed stages are more common for funds in the sample. Late and Private Equity stages are less common. Funding rounds with these VCs usually have 4 – 5 or 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 1 – 5 million. Less common range is 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 18.19 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 5.14 and median is 2.49. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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