Top 20 investors that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors that have invested in Early stage over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Software industry.
Software develops, maintains, and publishes software used by people and companies. It includes internet and consumer software, operating systems, and desktop apps, as well as gamification, automation, and SaaS.

Amount of funding rounds in Software is 12998, which is 36.9% of the total amount of Early rounds over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors that took part in the most Early funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – All funds are based in North America. All VCs are located in The United States. The majority of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. California is the most common state for VCs and it hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The most common city is Menlo Park which is home to 6 funds. There are also funds from San Francisco, New York and Mountain View. Top-1 investment geofocus for all VCs is The United States. 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, Mobile/Apps and Medical Service.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1911 and the newest one in 2015. In 2000 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2011 to 2021. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 and 2020 years. For some funds, 2020 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 247, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 844.4 while median is 811.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 594. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 14 and maximum is 503. Average amount of lead investments is 159.9 while median is 150.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 153. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.22 and 23.24 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -3.29 and the median is -3.39. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 20.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 4.55 and median is 4.04.
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