Top 20 investors that took part in the most funding rounds in E-Commerce industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors that took part in the most funding rounds in E-Commerce 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 over the last 4 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 funding rounds in E-Commerce is 10929, which is 9.7% of the total amount of rounds over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors that took part in the most funding rounds in E-Commerce industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common region for top VCs is North America which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from Eastern Asia, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from China, Singapore and India. Half of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. There is an equal amount of VCs in San Francisco and Menlo Park which host 4 funds each. There are also funds from New York and Redwood City. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Singapore, India, and China. 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, E-Commerce Platforms and Telecommunications.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1911 and the newest one in 2017. In 2000 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2013 to 2021. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2019 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 166, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 768.8 while median is 663.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 13 and maximum is 503. Average amount of lead investments is 140.4 while median is 110.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 153. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.14 and 26.1 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 0.69 and the median is 0.89. It means that these funds act as lead investors more 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 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common range is 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.1 at minimum and 20.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 4.47 and median is 3.32.
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