Top 7 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Enterprise industry over the recent years

Top 7 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Enterprise industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 7 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that have invested in Early stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Enterprise industry.
Enterprise industry supports every aspect of running a large-scale business. It includes project and product management, enterprise software, and data mining, as well as supply chain management, customer relations, and billing.

Amount of money raised in Enterprise funding rounds is $188.2M, which is 25.1% of the total amount of money raised in Early rounds in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 5 years.

Top 7 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Enterprise industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among the top VCs is South Africa which hosts 3 funds. There are also funds from Nigeria and Mauritius. All funds are based in different cities. No city grouping tendencies were found in this sample. There is no investment geofocus for VCs in the sample. All of them invest in startups from different countries. For 2 funds in the sample, 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 Banking, Telecommunications and Entertainment.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1974 and the newest one in 2018. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2009 and 2021 years.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 or 2 – 6 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 134. Average number of funding rounds is 48.6 while median is 28.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 36. Average amount of lead investments is 9.7 while median is 3.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 3. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -21.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 2.17 and the median is 0.64. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 6 – 7 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. The most common average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation for funds in the sample is 0.0. 21.57, 0.97 and 0.49 are less common.
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