MSA Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Jenny Zeng

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Total investments 49
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$64M
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 7.00
Lead investments 6
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.16
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
  • Payments
  • Health Care
Summary

MSA Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The company was established in Asia in China. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Beijing.

This organization was formed by Jenny Zeng. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the MSA Capital, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital China, Qiming Venture Partners, Matrix Partners China. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Matrix Partners China, Ventech China, Tencent Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tencent Holdings, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Morningside Venture Capital.

Comparing to the other companies, this MSA Capital performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The average startup value when the investment from MSA Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Uber, Meituan-Dianping, NIO We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Fashion, E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

PawaPay

Financial Services
Mobile Apps
Payments
$9M26 Aug 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

tabby

Billing
Financial Services
Payments
$50M04 Aug 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wapi Pay PTE Limited

FinTech
Mobile Payments
Payments
$2M03 Aug 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

PAQ Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$30M15 Jul 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

DigiKhata

Software
$2M07 Jul 2021 Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Jetstream Africa

Logistics
$3M29 Jun 2021 Accra, Ghana

Homzmart

E-Commerce
Furniture
Home Decor
Sales
Shopping
$15M18 May 2021 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Sary

B2B
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Wholesale
$30M06 May 2021 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia

E-Commerce
Finance
FinTech
Payments
$1B01 Mar 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
News
Egyptian startup Capiter raises $33M to expand B2B e-commerce platform across MENA

– B2B e-commerce startup Capiter raised $33m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Quona Capital and MSA Capital.
– Other participating investors include Savola, Shorooq Partners, Foundation Ventures, Accion Venture Lab and Derayah Ventures.
– Capiter was launched in July 2020 by Mahmoud Nouh and Ahmed Nouh.
– The company solves problems around reach and insights for suppliers and manufacturers.

Kenya’s Wapi Pay raises $2.2M pre-seed for cross-border payments between Africa and Asia

– Wapi Pay, a Kenyan startup with offices in China and Singapore, raised $2.2m in pre-seed funding.
– The round was led by China-based fund MSA Capital; Pan-African and Africa-focused firms EchoVC, Kepple Africa and Future Hub; and Pan-Asian firms Transsion Holdings and Gobi Ventures.
– The company will use the investments to engage regulators for licensing across Africa and for scale, product and geographical expansion.

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