Wamda Capital

Founded 2014

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Total investments 79
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 50
Rounds per year 11.29
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.37
Exits 1
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Marketplace
  • Information Technology
Summary

Wamda Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The company was established in Asia in United Arab Emirates. The main department of described VC is located in the Dubai.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 21 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Wamda Capital performs on 27 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2019. When the investment is from Wamda Capital the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Wamda Capital, startups are often financed by STC Ventures, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Saned Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Jabbar Internet Group, Arzan Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Saned Partners, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Jabbar Internet Group.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Mobile. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Arab Emirates. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Careem Networks, Twiga Foods, littleBits Electronics.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Yalla!Mart

E-Commerce
Food Delivery
$2M23 Nov 2021 -

Verity

FinTech
$800K15 Nov 2021 -

GrocerApp

Apps
Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Fashion
Food and Beverage
Grocery
Marketplace
Online Portals
Shopping
$5M14 Jun 2021 Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

LambdaTest

Cloud Computing
Cloud Infrastructure
Data Integration
Developer Tools
SaaS
Software
Usability Testing
$16M02 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

NOW Money

Banking
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
$7M29 Mar 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hala

Financial Services
Information Technology
Payments
$6M21 Mar 2021 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia

FlexxPay

Information Technology
$3M14 Feb 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Capsule Social

Social Media
$100K18 Jan 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Hospitality
Information Technology
SaaS
Tourism
Travel
$110K01 Oct 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
News
LambaTest Raises $16M in Series B Funding

– LambdaTest is a cloud browser testing platform.
– The company raised $16M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from Telstra Ventures, Wamda Capital and a sovereign wealth fund.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

Now Money Secures $7M in Funding

– NOW Money from Dubai is a fintech company that provides a digital banking solution for low-income migrant workers.
– The company raised $7m in funding led by Anthemis Exponential Ventures.
– The round was also joined by a consortium of investors including Knuru Capital, Wamda, Commercial Bank of Dubai, DIFC FinTech Fund, Accion Venture Lab, Greenhouse Capital and Hambro Perks Oryx Fund.
– The new investment will be used to expand into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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