Top 9 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Transportation industry over the recent years

Top 9 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Transportation industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 9 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 over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Transportation industry.
Transportation is about moving people and goods. It includes all modes of transportation, electric and autonomous vehicles, and transportation infrastructure, as well as space travel.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Sub-Saharan Africa is $552.3M, which is 0.2% of the total amount of money raised in the Transportation industry over the last 4 years.

Top 9 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Transportation industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is South Africa which hosts 5 funds. There are also funds from Nigeria, Mauritius and 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 Enterprise Software, Banking and Retail.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1862 and the newest one in 2018. 2020 holds the most deals for 4 VCs. 2019, 2018 and 2017 were also fruitful.
  • 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 1, the maximum is 42. Average number of funding rounds is 15.0 while median is 13.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 19. Average amount of lead investments is 6.1 while median is 5.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -51.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -15.07 and the median is -16.24. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Seed stages are more common for funds in the sample. Private Equity and Late stages are less common. Funds participate in rounds with 2 – 3 or 1 – 2 investors The most common average round size for these funds is less than 100 thousands. Other common range is 100 thousands – 1 million. The most common average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation for funds in the sample is 0.0. 1.14, 0.48 and 0.13 are less common.
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