Top 14 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years

Top 14 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 14 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 Seed stage over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Biotechnology industry.
Biotechnology is the use of biology to make or develop products. It includes biopharmaceutical, genetics, and neuroscience.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in North Africa and the Middle East is $68.8M, which is 1.5% of the total amount of money raised in the Biotechnology industry in Seed rounds over the last 4 years.

Top 14 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Seed funding rounds in Biotechnology industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common countries among top VCs are Israel and Egypt. They host 5 VCs each. There are also funds from Turkey and United Arab Emirates. There is an equal amount of VCs in Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Cairo which host 3 funds each. There are also funds from Misgav. VCs in the sample usually invest in Israel and Egypt. They also invest in Turkey and The United States. 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 Business Development, Medical Service and Art (Auctions).
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1993 and the newest one in 2017. In 2015 the most amount of funds were founded. The most amount of deals which is 5 was made in 2019, 2020 and 2018. 2017 was less fruitful. 2020 was the peak for successful exits. 2021, 2019, and 2016 are the runner ups.
  • 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 2, the maximum is 78. Average number of funding rounds is 26.3 while median is 19.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 19. Average amount of lead investments is 4.4 while median is 2.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.61 and the median is 9.43. 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 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 6 – 7 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 100 thousands – 1 million. Less common range is 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 13.14 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.4 and median is 0.5. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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