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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Virtual Currency 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 4 years. They are actively investing in Virtual Currency industry.
Virtual currency is an electronic representation of value and can be traded or used as payment. It includes cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and etherium.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Western Europe is $7.7B, which is 11.6% of the total amount of money raised in the Virtual Currency industry over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Virtual Currency 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 Portugal. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Zürich and Luxembourg. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from The United Kingdom, France, and Portugal. 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 Business Development, Legal and Banking.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1854 and the newest one in 2018. In 2014 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 2012 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2020 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 5, the maximum is 473. Average number of funding rounds is 70.8 while median is 42.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 108. Average amount of lead investments is 15.4 while median is 5.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 3. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -51.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 5.77 and the median is 11.86. It means that these funds act as lead investors more 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 6 – 7 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common range is 500 million – 1 billion. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 241.38 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 14.17 and median is 1.4. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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