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iMENA Group

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Adey Salamin Hamzah Nassif Khaldoon Tabaza


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Total investments 12
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 8
Rounds per year 1.20
Lead investments 2
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Exits 2
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Classifieds
  • Advertising
  • E-Commerce
  • Recreation
  • Restaurants

iMENA Group is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2012. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Dubai. The company was established in Asia in United Arab Emirates.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Easy Taxi, Telr, HelloFood. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Brazil. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Web Development. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the iMENA Group, startups are often financed by Rocket Internet, Swiss Founders Fund, Phenomen Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Silicon Badia, Rocket Internet, Mobily Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Savour Ventures, Rocket Internet, Phenomen Ventures.

The current fund was established by Adey Salamin, Khaldoon Tabaza.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Comparing to the other companies, this iMENA Group performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The high activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$24M07 Jun 2021 Amman, Amman, Jordan


$4M31 Jan 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Information Technology
Real Estate
31 Aug 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

$1M11 Jun 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Financial Services
Web Development
$6M01 Jan 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Easy Taxi

Public Transportation
Taxi Service
$7M23 Oct 2013 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Food Delivery
Health Care
$8M09 Sep 2013 San Diego, California, United States

Citra Style

$1M01 Sep 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


07 May 2013 Amman, Amman, Jordan


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