Top 17 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Gaming industry over the recent years

Top 17 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Gaming industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 17 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 5 years. They are actively investing in Gaming industry.
Gaming is about development, marketing, and monetization of video games. It includes online and offline games for pc and console and eSports.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in North Africa and the Middle East is $244.8M, which is 1.0% of the total amount of money raised in the Gaming industry in Early rounds over the last 5 years.

Top 17 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Gaming 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 Saudi Arabia. There is an equal amount of VCs in Tel Aviv and Dubai which host 6 funds each. There are also funds from Jerusalem and Ramat Gan. VCs in the sample usually invest in United Arab Emirates and Israel. They also invest in The United States and India. 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 Security, Gamification and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1990 and the newest one in 2018. In 2014 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2005 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2007 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 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 218. Average number of funding rounds is 49.0 while median is 36.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 28. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 37. Average amount of lead investments is 7.9 while median is 4.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -37.67 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.64 and the median is 12.49. 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 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 7.51 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.83 and median is 0.1. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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