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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech 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 FinTech industry.
FinTech refers to the integration of technology into financial services in order to improve their use and delivery to consumers. It includes micro lending, payments, personal finance, and financial software.

Amount of money raised in FinTech funding rounds is $38.1B, which is 11.7% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in Western Europe over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech 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, Switzerland and Sweden. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Berlin, Stockholm and Zürich. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from The United Kingdom, Germany, 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 Business Development, Banking and Transportation.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1856 and the newest one in 2019. In 1996 the most amount of funds were founded. 2020 holds the most deals for 7 VCs. 2019, 2018 and 2021 were also fruitful. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2009 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2021 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 1, the maximum is 473. Average number of funding rounds is 111.0 while median is 101.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 108. Average amount of lead investments is 25.6 while median is 11.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. 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 -3.23 and the median is -9.12. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Late stages are more common for funds in the sample. 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 more than 1 billion or 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 5.68 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.39 and median is 2.0.
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