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$22.6 Billion in 2022 — the second biggest year on record.

$22.6 Billion in 2022 — the second biggest year on record.

Which global funds has made the most investments into European startups this year?

Top 10 active global funds in European startups from outside the continent as compared to $36.2bn in 2021 — and just $14.9bn in 2020.

1/ Sequoia Capital
HQ: San Francisco, US
Fund focus: Multi-stage generalist fund.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 18

2/ SOSV
HQ: Princeton, US
Fund focus: Multi-stage fund investing in deeptech and “cross-border markets”, particularly in Asia.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 15

3/ Y Combinator
HQ: San Francisco, US
Fund focus: World-famous accelerator investing $500k in early-stage startups twice a year, with alumni including Reddit, Airbnb and Stripe.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 14

4/ Leading Cities
HQ: Boston, US
Fund focus: Accelerator that funds and incubates startups in government, regulation and smart city tech.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 10

5/ Insight Partners
HQ: New York City, US
Fund Focus: Growth-stage fund investing in software companies.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 10

6/ Animoca Capital
HQ: Hong Kong
Fund Focus: Metaverse-focused fund created off the back of breakout success blockchain game Axie Infinity.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 10

7/ GSD Venture Studios
HQ: San Francisco, US
Fund Focus: Sector agnostic accelerator backing companies with global expansion plans.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 9

8/ Shima Capital
HQ: San Francisco, US
Fund Focus: Early-stage fund backing crypto and blockchain startups.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 8

9/ Tencent
HQ: Shenzhen, China
Fund Focus: The largest video game company in the world, which has invested in more than 800 gaming companies globally.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 8

10/ The Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM)
HQ: New York, US
Fund Focus: Fund investing across private equity and venture, mostly in emerging markets.
Number of investments into European startups in 2022: 8

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