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US is home to eight of the top ten global VC investors

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

US-based firms dominated the list of top ten global VC investors by the number of investments in 2020, with eight headquartered in the US, said a study.

According to GlobalData, several American venture capital (VC) investors managed to make a sizeable number of investments, despite the challenges around COVID-19.

Sequoia Capital participated in 275 VC funding rounds, which is the highest number of investments among all VC firms during 2020. The only non-US VC firms to make an appearance were China-based Tencent Holdings and the UK-based Seedrs.

The top ten global VC investors participated in 1,186 funding rounds in 2020, as compared to 1,385 funding rounds in 2019. Four of the top ten witnessed a YoY decline in their number of investments, of which three registered a double-digit decline.

The proportionate investment value of these firms declined from $13.3bn in 2019 to $11.2bn in 2020. The decline could be attributed to the lower proportionate investment value for the majority of these VC investors. Seven of the top ten witnessed YoY decline in the proportionate investment value in 2020, of which six reported double-digit decline.

Notably, Sequoia Capital, which topped the list, witnessed a decline in its proportionate investment value by 9% compared to the previous year.

Aurojyoti Bose, the Lead Analyst at GlobalData, said: "Interestingly, Silicon Valley/California was the home to seven of these top investors. This sho......................

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