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

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Software 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 2 years. They are actively investing in Software industry.
Software develops, maintains, and publishes software used by people and companies. It includes internet and consumer software, operating systems, and desktop apps, as well as gamification, automation, and SaaS.

Amount of money raised in Software funding rounds is $14.4B, which is 36.0% of the total amount of money raised in Seed rounds over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Software 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 Western Europe, Eastern Asia, and Southeast Asia. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 14 funds. There are also funds from Japan, The United Kingdom and Singapore. The majority of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. The most common city is San Francisco which is home to 5 funds. There are also funds from Tokyo, New York and Mountain View. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Japan, The United Kingdom, 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 Business Development, Telecommunications and Medical Service.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1972 and the newest one in 2017. In 2013 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2011 to 2021. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2012 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2020 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 24 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 43, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 478.4 while median is 283.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 503. Average amount of lead investments is 83.1 while median is 30.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 4. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.38 and 28.58 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 11.53 and the median is 9.7. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funding rounds with these VCs have 4 – 5 or 5 – 6 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 10 – 50 million or 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 34.2 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 6.82 and median is 4.16. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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