Top 8 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that took part in the most funding rounds in Consumer Goods industry over the recent years

Top 8 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that took part in the most funding rounds in Consumer Goods industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 8 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that have invested over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Consumer Goods industry.
Consumer goods relate to items purchased by individuals and households rather than by manufacturers. It includes clothing and consumer electronics, hard products, like luxury and sporting goods, soft products, like textiles and paper products, and a variety of other goods like toys, musical instruments and tobacco.

Amount of funding rounds in Sub-Saharan Africa is 15, which is 0.1% of the total amount of rounds in the Consumer Goods industry over the last 5 years.

Top 8 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that took part in the most funding rounds in Consumer Goods industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located either in South Africa or Mauritius. There are also funds from Kenya. 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 3 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 Industrial, Enterprise Software and Retail.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1974 and the newest one in 2017. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2010 to 2020. For some funds, 2017 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 12, the maximum is 134. Average number of funding rounds is 33.9 while median is 16.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 3 and maximum is 36. Average amount of lead investments is 10.5 while median is 5.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 3. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.0 and 15.96 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -17.1 and the median is -18.62. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsSeed and Early stages are more common for funds in the sample. Private Equity and Late stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. The most common average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation for funds in the sample is 0.0. 21.57, 0.49 and 0.36 are less common.
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