DIFC FinTech Hive

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Total investments 51
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 10.20
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Payments

DIFC FinTech Hive appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2017. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Dubai. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in United Arab Emirates.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 participant. Despite the DIFC FinTech Hive, startups are often financed by Shorooq Partners, Startupbootcamp, 500 Startups. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by 500 Startups, Startupbootcamp, Shorooq Partners.

The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Opposing the other organizations, this DIFC FinTech Hive works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Insurance, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Delio, Semantify, WeInvest. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

NOW Money

Financial Services
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
$7M29 Mar 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Information Technology
$3M14 Feb 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Algante Technologies

Artificial Intelligence
Service Industry
26 Nov 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Supply Chain Management
$1M23 Sep 2020 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya


07 Sep 2020 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Financial Services
Wealth Management
27 Nov 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jibrel Network

Financial Services
Virtual Currency
01 Nov 2018 Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Spare Payments

Retail Technology
$100K08 Aug 2018 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Virtual i Technologies

Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
Information Technology
$327K01 Jan 2017 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Now Money Secures $7M in Funding

– NOW Money from Dubai is a fintech company that provides a digital banking solution for low-income migrant workers.
– The company raised $7m in funding led by Anthemis Exponential Ventures.
– The round was also joined by a consortium of investors including Knuru Capital, Wamda, Commercial Bank of Dubai, DIFC FinTech Fund, Accion Venture Lab, Greenhouse Capital and Hambro Perks Oryx Fund.
– The new investment will be used to expand into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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