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

Top 20 investors that took part in the most Seed 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 in Seed stage over the last 4 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 Seed funding rounds is 1783, which is 35.8% of the total amount of rounds in the Software Engineering industry over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Software Engineering 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, North Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from Israel, Hungary and France. The most common city is San Francisco which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from New York, Vienna and Region Metropolitana. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Panama, Hungary, and France. 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 Gamification, Medical Service and Enterprise Software.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1999 and the newest one in 2016. In 2010 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2012 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2020 was the peak for successful exits. 2019, 2017, and 2021 are the runner ups.
  • Investments – Funds equally often participate in 24 and 7 – 12 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 59, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 428.9 while median is 233.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 229. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 506. Average amount of lead investments is 50.0 while median is 9.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -10.55 and 28.78 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 20.91 and the median is 24.58. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of less than 100 thousands or 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 0.32 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.18 and median is 0.18. The most common multiplicator value is 0.08.
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