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

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds 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.

Amount of money raised in Seed funding rounds is $73.6B, which is 1.5% of the total amount of money raised over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common region for top VCs is North America which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from Eastern Asia and Western Europe. The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from Germany, China and Japan. The majority of VCs are based in Silicon Valley. The most common city is San Francisco which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from Menlo Park, New York and Berlin. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China, Japan, and Germany. 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, Mobile/Apps and E-Commerce Platforms.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1977 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 2020. 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 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 43, the maximum is 1627. Average number of funding rounds is 583.5 while median is 526.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 503. Average amount of lead investments is 92.0 while median is 56.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -13.01 and 28.58 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 11.7 and the median is 14.08. 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. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100-500 million. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 13.8 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.96 and median is 3.82.
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