active investors

By Oran Yehiel · Updated January 17, 2023

There's no doubt that active investors are a driving force in the economy. They help to spur innovation and growth, by investing in new businesses and products.

These investors are the ones to watch, as they can give you an idea of where the industry is heading and what type of investments are trending right now!

In this monthly issue, we will take a look at which industries and types of investments are most popular among active investors. Stay tuned to find out who led the pack in December 2022!

Highlights

  • December both investments size and volume decreased dramatically.
  • Tiger Global Management and Insight Partners are the most active investors for Series A and Series B rounds since the beginning of 2022 (They didn't invest in any company during Deccember)
  • Y Combinator, Antler and SOSV are the most active investors for Pre Seed and Seed rounds since the beginning of 2022 
  • We are facing a growing trend of layoffs in the tech and startup ecosystem 

Total Number of Early Stage Investments (Pre-Seed to Series B)

MonthTotal # of investmentsTotal Amount (USD in M)
Jan 20221,33018,228
Feb 20221,21115,420
Mar 20221,46418,958
Apr 20221,23214,428
May 20221,14313,665
Jun 20221,16415,343
Jul 20229108,856
Aug 202294910,169
Sep 20221,01812,557
Oct 20228348,179
Nov 20229129,539
Dec 20227036,176

5 Most Active Investors in December 2022

#DetailsPre SeedSeedSeries ASeries B
1NameAntlerVenture CatalystsAndreessen HorowitzChina Mobile Innovation Industry Fund, Hexie Health Insurance
Total investments5321
Total amount (USD)$582K$3.7M$86M$215M
2NameWingman Campus FundGIIG Africa FundLightspeed Venture PartnersAdvent International
Total investments3321
Total amount (USD)$64K$1M$65M$175M
3NameSirma Venture LabMHS CapitalXontogenyDeep Track Capital, RTW Investments
Total investments2221
Total amount (USD)$210K6M$60M$149M
4NameDemium CapitalBlackbird VenturesPolychainCoatue, Dragoneer Investment Group
Total investments2221
Total amount (USD)$338K$5M$39M$140M
5NameY CombinatorElaiaBattery VenturesUpdata Partners
Total investments2221
Total amount (USD)$625K$4.2M$31.9M$117M

5 Most Active Investors in 2022 (Jan-Dec)

#DetailsPre SeedSeedSeries ASeries B
1NameAntlerSOSVTiger Global ManagementTiger Global Management
Total investments74505532
Total amount (USD)$11.8M$10.35M$1.28B$1.55B
2NameY CombinatorInflection Point VenturesInsight PartnersInsight Partners
Total investments54354129
Total amount (USD)$22.1M$32M$1.12B$1.51B
3NameAlgerian Startup FundAndreessen HorowitzAndreessen HorowitzSoftBank Vision Fund
Total investments3134348
Total amount (USD)$2.14M$504M$861M$811M
4NameEXPERT DOJOY CombinatorLightspeed Venture PartnersTemasek Holdings
Total investments2423198
Total amount (USD)$2M$35.5M$561M$560M
5NameSam Enrico WilliamsNova Growth CapitalAccelWestbridge Capital
Total investments1818147
Total amount (USD)$190K$1.1M$383M$238M

Biggest Checks in December 2022

#DetailsPre SeedSeedSeries ASeries B
1Startup NameRSVB B.V.TraitologyMasterControlMoore Threads
Lead InvestorRS ParticipatiesAsociados Don MarioSixth StreetChina Mobile Innovation Industry Fund, Hexie Health Insurance
Investment (USD)$5.3M$25M$150M$215M
2Startup NamePathwayLiberation LabsSany Heavy TruckTredence
Lead InvestorInovo Venture Partners, Market One CapitalAgronomics, Siddhi CapitalChina Merchants Capital, CMG-SDIC Capital Management, Hidden Hill CapitalAdvent International
Investment (USD)$4.5M$20M$144M$175M
3Startup NameSaporoNillionEntact BioApogee Therapeutics
Lead InvestorXAngeDistributed GlobalQiming Venture Partners USA, venBio PartnersDeep Track Capital, RTW Investments
Investment (USD)$4.24M$20M$81M$149M
4Startup NameSpaceport TechnologiesDeep VoodooCustomcellsUpStream Care
Lead InvestorArca, CRIT Ventures, DecasonicConnect Ventures, New Enterprise AssociatesABACON CAPITAL, World FundCoatue, Dragoneer Investment Group
Investment (USD)$3.6M$20M$63M$140M
5Startup NameRize agMaergoSonoTheraNerdio
Lead InvestorAnthemis Group, BBVA, MirovaDeep Lake CapitalARCH Venture PartnersUpdata Partners
Investment (USD)$3.15M$20M$60.7M$117M

Source: CrunchBase, CB Insights, dealroom

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