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

Top 20 investors that took part in the most funding rounds in Software Engineering 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 3 years. They are actively investing in Software Engineering industry.
Software engineering is application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. it includes software development applications, web development, and quantum computing, as well as quality assurance, iOS, and Android.

Amount of funding rounds in Software Engineering is 3717, which is 4.7% of the total amount of rounds over the last 3 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The funds are based in 2 regions: North America and Western Europe with the majority being in North America. The majority of VCs are located in The United States while others are in The United Kingdom. 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 Mountain View. These VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Panama and Ireland. 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, Enterprise Software and Gamification.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1983 and the newest one in 2013. In 2000 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2007 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 2020 years. For some funds, 2013 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 62, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 516.0 while median is 428.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 506. Average amount of lead investments is 119.4 while median is 81.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.14 and 28.78 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 2.36 and the median is 1.28. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Late stages are more common for funds in the sample. Seed and Debt stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 50 – 100 million or 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.08 at minimum and 1186000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 266522500.24 and median is 1.3.
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