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

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social Network 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 5 years. They are actively investing in Social Network industry.
Social network is for people with similar interests to come together and share information. It includes social shopping and recruiting, social media, and online forums, as well as social network services.

Amount of money raised in Early funding rounds is $9.4B, which is 18.8% of the total amount of money raised in the Social Network industry over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social Network 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 13 funds. There are also funds from Eastern Asia, Western Europe, and South Asia. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 12 funds. There are also funds from China, The United Kingdom and Japan. The most common city is New York which is home to 4 funds. There are also funds from Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Toronto. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China, Israel, 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 Art (Auctions), Business Development and Gamification.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1976 and the newest one in 2019. In 2015 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, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2020 was the peak for successful exits. 2019, 2018, and 2014 are the runner ups.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 694. Average number of funding rounds is 193.4 while median is 123.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 138. Average amount of lead investments is 39.2 while median is 16.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -71.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 4.1 and the median is 11.71. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – 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 10 – 50 million. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 327000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 27475000.23 and median is 0.22. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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