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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in E-Commerce 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 over the last 2 years. They are actively investing in E-Commerce industry.
E-Commerce is about buying and selling goods and services over the internet. It includes online auctions and marketplace, price comparison, and consumer reviews.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Western Europe is $37.5B, which is 16.4% of the total amount of money raised in the E-Commerce industry over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in E-Commerce 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 France, Switzerland and Germany. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Zürich and Berlin. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from The United Kingdom, France, and Sweden. For 8 funds in the sample, 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 Banking, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobile/Apps.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1854 and the newest one in 2017. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2000 to 2021. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2005 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 593. Average number of funding rounds is 179.4 while median is 114.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 135. Average amount of lead investments is 36.0 while median is 24.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 42. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -4.73 and the median is -5.43. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Early stage. Late, Seed and Private Equity stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100-500 million or more than 1 billion. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 13.81 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.46 and median is 2.89.
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