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

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


The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors that have invested over the last 2 years. They are actively investing in Sales industry.
Sales is about finding, contacting, and communicating with potential buyers. It includes lead generation and management, sales automation, and CRM, as well as direct sales.

Amount of money raised in Sales funding rounds is $52.2B, which is 2.3% of the total amount of money raised over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Sales 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 14 funds. There are also funds from Eastern Asia and Western Europe. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 13 funds. There are also funds from China, Switzerland and France. The most common city is New York which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from San Francisco, Palo Alto and Shanghai. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China, The United Kingdom, 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 Business Development, Enterprise Software and E-Commerce Platforms.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1961 and the newest one in 2019. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2000 to 2021. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2005 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2016 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 13 – 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 12, the maximum is 880. Average number of funding rounds is 295.4 while median is 248.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 2 and maximum is 221. Average amount of lead investments is 78.0 while median is 55.5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.14 and 19.57 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -2.68 and the median is -1.31. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Late stage. Early, Private Equity and Seed stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.09 at minimum and 600000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 163412083.9 and median is 1.38.
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