Top 12 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Virtual Currency industry over the recent years

Top 12 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Virtual Currency industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 12 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in North Africa and the Middle East that have invested in Seed stage over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Virtual Currency industry.
Virtual currency is an electronic representation of value and can be traded or used as payment. It includes cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and etherium.

Amount of funding rounds in North Africa and the Middle East is 17, which is 2.2% of the total amount of Seed rounds in the Virtual Currency industry over the last 4 years.

Top 12 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most Seed funding rounds in Virtual Currency industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among the top VCs is Israel which hosts 9 funds. There are also funds from United Arab Emirates and Egypt. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 8 funds. There are also funds from Dubai, Herzliya and Cairo. VCs tend to invest in startups from Israel, but also invest in startups from The United States, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. For the majority of the funds, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Finance. They also invest in Hardware/Electronics, Gamification and Business Development.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1961 and the newest one in 2018. In 2016 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2007 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2010 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2019 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 9, the maximum is 113. Average number of funding rounds is 47.6 while median is 31.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 21. Average amount of lead investments is 6.9 while median is 4.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 6.22 and the median is 5.96. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 10 – 50 million or 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 113.33 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 13.82 and median is 4.0. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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