Last week, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported sales growth of 22% to $35.7 billion during its 4Q earnings call. And though that amount was lower than the company’s estimates, $35.7 billion in sales highlights the massive market that ecommerce has become.
Since the beginning of 2011, 1,654 VCs have invested in an ecommerce company, according to the PitchBook Platform, altogether funding 2,061 startups. In that time, 103 of the VCs have made at least 10 deals, and in the past 12 months, 758 have made at least one investment.
Ecommerce has seen explosive growth in emerging markets over the past few years as internet and mobile penetration has risen exponentially. Out of the four most valuable ecommerce companies that received funding since 2011, three are based in China and India, so it comes as no surprise that the two most active investors in the space completed a combined 48 investments within the countries while searching for the next Alibaba (NYSE: BABA).
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Here are the most active investors in ecommerce since the beginning of 2011, along with their investment counts:
- Accel (56)
- Sequoia Capital (44)
- SV Angel (41)
- Kima Ventures (39)
- Index Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures (32)