Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors that have invested in Early stage over the last 2 years. They are actively investing in Social industry.
Social is about solving cultural and social issues. It includes public safety, government, politics, religion, and LGBT.

Amount of money raised in Early funding rounds is $15.9B, which is 36.1% of the total amount of money raised in the Social industry over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social 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 16 funds. There are also funds from Eastern Asia and South Asia. The most common country among the top VCs is The United States which hosts 16 funds. There are also funds from China and India. There is an equal amount of VCs in San Francisco and New York which host 4 funds each. There are also funds from Menlo Park and Mountain View. These VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China and Japan. 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 Enterprise Software, Entertainment and Consumer.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1977 and the newest one in 2017. In 2009 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, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2005 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2018 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 13 – 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 26, the maximum is 951. Average number of funding rounds is 335.7 while median is 267.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 5 and maximum is 276. Average amount of lead investments is 84.6 while median is 53.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 116. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -32.54 and 25.75 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -1.0 and the median is 2.19. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – 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 and 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.14 at minimum and 1186000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 170750000.33 and median is 0.57. The most common multiplicator value is 0.26.
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