Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in E-Commerce Platforms industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in E-Commerce Platforms 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 4 years. They are actively investing in E-Commerce Platforms industry.

Amount of money raised in Early funding rounds is $5.7B, which is 26.7% of the total amount of money raised in the E-Commerce Platforms industry in Western Europe over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in E-Commerce Platforms 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 8 funds. There are also funds from France, Germany and Switzerland. The most common city is London which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Berlin and Vienna. VCs in the sample invest in France, The United Kingdom and The United States 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 Consumer.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1982 and the newest one in 2017. In 1997 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2004 to 2021. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24, 7 – 12 or in 2. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 9, the maximum is 425. Average number of funding rounds is 89.7 while median is 50.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 11. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 2 and maximum is 166. Average amount of lead investments is 34.4 while median is 16.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 3. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -34.64 and 22.94 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -3.84 and the median is -2.83. 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 4 – 5, 2 – 3 or 5 – 6 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of less than 100 thousands or 10 – 50 million, more often than 100 thousands – 1 million or 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 0.87 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.19 and median is 0.1. The most common multiplicator value is 0.05.
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