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Sawari Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ahmed El-Alfi Hany Al-Sonbaty Wael Amin


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Total investments 19
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 1.46
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
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Exits 1
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Travel
  • Mobile Apps

In 2009 was created Sawari Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Cairo. The company was established in Africa in Egypt.

This organization was formed by Hany Al-Sonbaty. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Sawari Ventures, startups are often financed by Silicon Badia, Raed Ventures, Oman Technology Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are DASH Ventures, BECO Capital, Vostok New Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vostok New Ventures, Vodafone Ventures, Saned Partners.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Sawari Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2011. Comparing to the other companies, this Sawari Ventures performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Egypt. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Search Engine, Mobile. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight, Swvl.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
09 Jun 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt


Information Technology
$2M17 Jan 2022 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Delivery Service
$3M27 Jul 2021 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Consumer Goods
Mobile Apps
$3M14 Jun 2021 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Online Portals
$6M31 May 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Si-Ware Systems

Consumer Electronics
Product Design
$9M17 Feb 2021 California, United States


Information Technology
$2M22 Nov 2020 Cairo Governorate

$1M01 Oct 2020 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Virtual Assistant
$2M17 Sep 2020 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


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