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Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Walid Hanna


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Total investments 92
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 50
Rounds per year 7.08
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Apps
  • Mobile

In 2010 was created Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Beirut. The venture was found in Asia in Lebanon.

The fund was created by Walid Hanna. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), startups are often financed by Wamda Capital, Saned Partners, EquiTrust. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wamda Capital, Saned Partners, Endeavor Catalyst. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Wamda Capital, 500 Startups, Saned Partners.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Financial Services. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Arab Emirates. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Wego, Matic, Toters.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 19 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$16M09 Feb 2023 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Car Sharing
Information Technology
Micro Lending
Subscription Service
$10M31 Oct 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Financial Services
$31M30 Oct 2022 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Food and Beverage
$6M28 Sep 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Cloud

$10M14 Sep 2022 Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

Stake Properties

Real Estate
$8M30 Aug 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Courier Service
Local Shopping
Ride Sharing
$10M27 Jun 2022 Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Lyve Global

Information Technology
$50M10 Feb 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Artificial Intelligence
Home Services
Machine Learning
Smart Home
Vocational Education
$50M02 Feb 2022 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia
Egyptian fintech MNT-Halan lands $120M from Apis Partners, DisrupTech and others

– MNT-Halan, a fintech company, raised $120m funding.
– The round was led by private equity firms Apis Growth Fund II, Development Partners International and Lorax Capital Partners, as well as VCs like Middle East Venture Partners, Endeavor Catalyst and DisruptTech.
– It brings the total funding to $150m.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its services across Egypt and the MENA region. Raises $3M in Series A Funding

– from London, UK is a digital healthcare platform working for orthodontics focused on MENA.
– The company raised $3M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by MEVP with the participation from SOSF, IM capital and returning investors iSME, Cedar Mundi Ventures and IFA capital.
– The new investment will be used to hire new talent, expand its geographic reach across the Middle East, and grow its network of partner dental clinics across KSA, UAE, and the region.


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