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

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


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 Gaming industry.
Gaming is about development, marketing, and monetization of video games. It includes online and offline games for pc and console and eSports.

Amount of funding rounds in Gaming is 3709, which is 3.3% of the total amount of rounds over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors that took part in the most funding rounds in Gaming 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 Western Europe and Eastern Asia. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from The United Kingdom, China and Finland. 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 Swindon and Shanghai. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China, The United Kingdom, and Finland. 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 Entertainment, Gamification and Business Development.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1994 and the newest one in 2019. In 2000 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2013 to 2020. 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, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 22, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 633.2 while median is 632.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 503. Average amount of lead investments is 137.7 while median is 105.5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.98 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 3.59 and the median is 1.84. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Seed stages are more common for funds in the sample. Late and Venture stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100-500 million or 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 18.19 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.51 and median is 2.62. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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