Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Business Development industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Business Development industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the 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 Business Development industry.
Business Development is all about helping a business to grow. It includes consulting, business processes outsourcing, subscription services, and so on.

Amount of money raised in Early funding rounds is $3.6B, which is 25.0% of the total amount of money raised in the Business Development industry in Western Europe over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Business Development industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common countries among top VCs are Germany and The United Kingdom. They host 6 VCs each. There are also funds from France and Switzerland. The most common city is London which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from Munich, Berlin and Paris. VCs tend to invest in startups from Germany, but also invest in startups from The United Kingdom, The United States, 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 Gamification, Business Development and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1969 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 2011 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2020 was the peak for successful exits. 2017, 2021, and 2012 are the runner ups.
  • Investments – Funds equally often participate in 2 and 7 – 12 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 15, the maximum is 473. Average number of funding rounds is 140.4 while median is 92.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 130. Average amount of lead investments is 37.2 while median is 22.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 6. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -0.84 and the median is -3.67. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 or 4 – 5 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 632000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 33263158.02 and median is 0.1. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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