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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Late funding rounds in Software 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 Late stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Software industry.
Software develops, maintains, and publishes software used by people and companies. It includes internet and consumer software, operating systems, and desktop apps, as well as gamification, automation, and SaaS.

Amount of funding rounds in Software is 682, which is 31.4% of the total amount of Late rounds in Western Europe over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Late funding rounds in Software 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 10 funds. There are also funds from Germany, France and Switzerland. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Zürich and Stuttgart. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from The United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. For half 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 Telecommunications, Autonomous Vehicles and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1865 and the newest one in 2017. In 2006 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2015 to 2021. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2011 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2016 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 49, the maximum is 593. Average number of funding rounds is 202.7 while median is 137.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 96. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 9 and maximum is 167. Average amount of lead investments is 53.8 while median is 37.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 15. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -45.19 and 18.19 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -2.84 and the median is -2.39. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • 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 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.63 at minimum and 13.81 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.57 and median is 2.89. The most common multiplicator value is 2.89.
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