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

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

Intro

At the end of September 2019 Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub (L-DIH) – a key element of the data-driven innovation strategy – was launched. In the same year “Data-Driven Innovation Strategy for the Development of a Trusted and Sustainable Economy in Luxembourg” was published. This strategy is supporting the emergence of a trusted, data-driven economy in Luxembourg and accelerating the digital transformation of strategic sectors. It included initiatives on High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data which have resulted in Luxembourg being designated as the host location for the European Commission Joint Undertaking EuroHPC agency.

 

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 Big Data and Data Integration and Data Center and Database industries.

Amount of money raised in Big Data and Data Integration and Data Center and Database funding rounds is $2.6B, which is 1.3% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in Western Europe over the last 3 years.

Top investors important for Luxembourg Data Economy 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 Switzerland and Portugal. The most common city is Paris which is home to 15 funds. There are also funds from Munich, Luxembourg and Berlin. VCs tend to invest in startups from France, but also invest in startups from Germany, The United States, 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 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2012 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, 2 or in 13 – 24. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 1, the maximum is 482. Average number of funding rounds is 98.0 while median is 44.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 14. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 166. Average amount of lead investments is 27.1 while median is 14.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -37.67 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -5.16 and the median is -7.85. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Early stage. Seed, Late and Private Equity stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 2 – 3, 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 1.37 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.13 and median is 0.03. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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