As the competition between Amazon and Walmart heats up, all eyes are on the ecommerce industry. Investment in the sector has been steadily increasing over the last few years, with companies like eyewear startup Warby Parker and clothing brand UNTUCKit pulling in significant VC funding. The prospects for exits look good, as well. For example: Walmart’s acquisition of VC-backed online retailer Bonobos, and the upcoming IPO for Stitch Fix, the provider of a clothing shipment service.
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Since the start of 2015, more than 1,000 VC investors have participated in at least one of 774 deals for US-based ecommerce startups, according to the PitchBook Platform. Of those deals, the bulk (about 48%) have been early-stage financings, followed by 27% in the seed stage.
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Here are the top eight VC investors in US ecommerce companies since the beginning of 2015, along with investment counts (excluding accelerator rounds):
1. 500 Startups (28)
2. Forerunner Ventures (27)
3. Greycroft Partners (25)
T-4. Lerer Hippeau Ventures (22)
T-4. General Catalyst Partners (22)
6. GGV Capital (19)
7. Right Side Capital Management (16)
8. Y Combinator (15)
PitchBook Platform users can check out the full data on VC investor activity in ecommerce.
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