Top 13 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social industry over the recent years

Top 13 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 13 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in North Africa and the Middle East that have invested in Early stage over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Social industry.
Social is about solving cultural and social issues. It includes public safety, government, politics, religion, and LGBT.

Amount of money raised in Social funding rounds is $265.1M, which is 1.8% of the total amount of money raised in Early rounds in North Africa and the Middle East over the last 4 years.

Top 13 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Social industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Israel which hosts 10 funds. There are also funds from United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Riyadh, Istanbul and Herzliya. VCs tend to invest in startups from Israel, but also invest in startups from The United States, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey. 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 Gamification, Business Development and Security.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1979 and the newest one in 2018. In 2011 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2013 to 2021. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of the successful exits happened in 2020 and 2019.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 7, the maximum is 312. Average number of funding rounds is 61.9 while median is 34.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 18. Average amount of lead investments is 7.4 while median is 9.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -32.11 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 8.9 and the median is 14.29. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical Rounds – Funding rounds with these VCs have 4 – 5 or 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 100 thousands – 1 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 1.78 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.26 and median is 0.13. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
Early Stage Venture North Africa and the Middle East Social
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