Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Walid Hanna

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Total investments 63
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 5.73
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.35
Exits 2
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Marketplace
  • SaaS
  • Apps
Summary

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

VertoFX

Finance
FinTech
Marketplace
Payments
Small and Medium Businesses
$10M30 Sep 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

MNT-Halan

Banking
Financial Services
Micro Lending
$120M08 Sep 2021 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

Yodawy

Health Care
Internet
Marketplace
Pharmaceutical
$7M12 Jul 2021 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Basma

Dental
Health Care
$3M15 Jun 2021 Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon

Rain

Advertising
App Marketing
Bitcoin
Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
Mobile
$6M17 Jan 2021 Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain

Bykea

Classifieds
Courier Service
Local Shopping
Ride Sharing
$13M30 Sep 2020 Sindh

The Luxury Closet

E-Commerce
Lifestyle
Retail
01 Sep 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nana

Artificial Intelligence
E-Commerce
Education
Grocery
Home Services
Internet
Machine Learning
Marketplace
Smart Home
Vocational Education
$18M25 Mar 2020 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia

Halan

Delivery
Internet
Logistics
Payments
Ride Sharing
Sharing Economy
Transportation
$15M31 Jan 2020 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
News
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.

Basma.com Raises $3M in Series A Funding

– BASMA.com 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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