Top investors important for Luxembourg Cyber Security ecosystem with the biggest sum of funding rounds in industry over the recent years

Top investors important for Luxembourg Cyber Security ecosystem with the biggest sum of funding rounds in industry over the recent years


Cybersecurity is a cross-industry sector that has become a pillar of the national development strategy and the economy of Luxembourg. In 2019 SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the main online source for cybersecurity in Luxembourg, has launched the concept of the cybersecurity ecosystem to feature the local cybersecurity community providing users central and easy access to all relevant actors and initiatives.
The cybersecurity ecosystem relies on an active collaboration between public and private stakeholders and is governed by Interministerial Coordination Committee for Cyber prevention and Cybersecurity. Solutions offered by the national ecosystem cover the whole risk management supply chain, with a slight specialisation in risk identification and systems protection.
Organized by PwC Luxembourg and PwC’s Accelerator, the annual PwC Cybersecurity Days offer a unique opportunity to gain insights from the latest international trends in cybersecurity and privacy.
Luxembourg ranks 2nd worldwide and 1st among the EU Member States in Cisco’s 2019 Digital Readiness Index. Besides, the Grand Duchy ranks 11th in the Global Cybersecurity Index.
As of 2020, there are more than 310 active members of the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Ecosystem.


The top 50 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Western Europe that have invested over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Cyber Security industry.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Western Europe is $988.0M, which is 6.6% of the total amount of money raised in the Cyber Security industry over the last 3 years.

Top investors important for Luxembourg Cyber Security ecosystem with the biggest sum of funding rounds in industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common countries among top VCs are France and Germany. They host 16 VCs each. There are also funds from Spain and Italy. The most common city is Paris which is home to 14 funds. There are also funds from Milan, Berlin and Madrid. VCs tend to invest in startups from France, but also invest in startups from The United States, Germany, and Spain. 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 Banking, Industrial and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1982 and the newest one in 2017. In 2015 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2014 to 2020. For some funds, 2017 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12, 13 – 24 or in 2. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 2, the maximum is 425. Average number of funding rounds is 74.0 while median is 44.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 166. Average amount of lead investments is 27.3 while median is 15.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -47.19 and 23.44 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -9.84 and the median is -10.01. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is -15.44.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Early stage. Seed, Late and Venture stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4, 4 – 5 or 1 – 2 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common ranges are 100 thousands – 1 million, 10 – 50 million and 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 2.13 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.2 and median is 0.07. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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