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

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Biotechnology 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 Seed stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Biotechnology industry.
Biotechnology is the use of biology to make or develop products. It includes biopharmaceutical, genetics, and neuroscience.

Amount of money raised in Biotechnology funding rounds is $962.6M, which is 7.0% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds in Western Europe over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – There are a couple of leading countries in the result. They are The United Kingdom, Germany and France. They host 5 VCs each. There is an equal amount of VCs in Paris and London which host 3 funds each. There are also funds from Zug and Stockholm. VCs in the sample invest in The United States, The United Kingdom and France more often than they do in Germany. 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 Medical Service, Bio & Nano Technology and Hardware/Electronics.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1972 and the newest one in 2019. In 1996 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2009 to 2021. For some funds, 2017 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2007 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 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 6, the maximum is 597. Average number of funding rounds is 132.4 while median is 59.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 59. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 167. Average amount of lead investments is 35.8 while median is 17.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -61.91 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -1.03 and the median is 1.76. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 1 – 5 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 20.58 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 5.52 and median is 4.04. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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