Crossover investors have completely transformed tech funding over the last few years, and e-commerce is no exception. Our crossover category includes all investor types other than VC firms, including hedge funds, mutual funds, asset managers, banks, family offices, and advisors.
From 2008 to 2010, these crossover investors barely invested in the e-commerce space, with an average of 5 deals per year and a total of $243M invested. In 2011, the number of deals increased from 6 to 35, a 4.8x increase from the previous year. Dollars invested leapt from $138M to $1.5B, a 1,000% increase.
In 2014, crossover investors ramped up funding again. The number of deals grew from 40 to 65, a 62.5% increase. Dollars invested went from $1.6B to $5.6B, a 248% or 4x increase. 2015 is off to a solid start: $750M in funding over 19 deals just in Q1’15.
The list below ranks the top crossover investors:
|Rank||Crossover Investor||Select Investments|
|1||Tiger Global Management||Warby Parker, Flipkart, Jingdong|
|2||Silicon Valley Bank||Beepi|
|3||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Lazada|
|4||Goldman Sachs||Mister Spex, Gilt Groupe|
|5||Mousse Partners||One Kings Lane|
|6||T. Rowe Price||Flipkart, LivingSocial|
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