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

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Seed 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 Seed stage over the last 4 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 Social funding rounds is $2.5B, which is 2.6% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Seed 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 13 funds. There are also funds from Eastern Asia and . The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 13 funds. There are also funds from Japan, Russia and China. The most common city is Tokyo which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from San Francisco, New York and Shenzhen. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Japan, Panama, and India. 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 EdTech, Gamification and Medical Service.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1978 and the newest one in 2016. In 2000 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, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2021 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 and in 13 – 24 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 11, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 343.2 while median is 223.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 2 and maximum is 506. Average amount of lead investments is 64.1 while median is 23.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -5.0 and 28.13 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 12.36 and the median is 10.16. 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 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100 thousands – 1 million. Less common range is 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 600000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 46350000.11 and median is 0.14. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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