The infographic includes the country where the top drone investors are headquartered. The top company, Drone Fund, is based in Japan, and another company in the top 5 (OurCrowd) is based in Israel. The remaining 8 companies in the top 10 are all located in the United States. Additionally, the number of investment deals is shown. It is worth noting that in our rank, the investors with similar number of investments are then ranked based on their total investments value. This means that even though Intel Capital, 8VC and GGV Capital had 9 investments, Intel had a higher investment value and is therefore ranked higher than 8VC, who is in turn ranked higher than GGV Capital.
Moreover, there is a quick graphical summary of the funding stage that these investors tend to focus on between early-stage, later stage, and seed. Lastly, there is a percentage distribution of where these investments are going in terms of drone segment.
For more information on the top drone investors, read our blog post. Here is an excerpt from the blog:
“The strong preference for hardware is hard to deny. Half of the top drone investors focused more on hardware drone companies than on the others. For instance, the top two investors, Drone Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, dedicated around 60% of their investments to Hardware companies. However, individually there were other investors who focused more on software companies. These include Intel Capital (56%), GGV Capital (56%), and especially Verizon Ventures, who seems to have a special affinity to software investments which make up 71% of their total drone investment portfolio.”