Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 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 over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Software industry.
Software develops, maintains, and publishes software used by people and companies. It includes internet and consumer software, operating systems, and desktop apps, as well as gamification, automation, and SaaS.

Amount of funding rounds in North Africa and the Middle East is 869, which is 2.9% of the total amount of rounds in the Software industry over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most funding rounds in Software industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The majority of VCs are located in Israel while others are in United Arab Emirates. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 12 funds. There are also funds from Herzliya, Jerusalem and Dubai. These VCs tend to invest in startups from Israel, but also invest in startups from The United States and United Arab Emirates. 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 1993 and the newest one in 2018. In 1993 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, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2007 and 2020 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 22, the maximum is 312. Average number of funding rounds is 106.6 while median is 73.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 57. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 56. Average amount of lead investments is 15.6 while median is 11.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.0 and 27.44 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 6.31 and the median is 11.22. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsEarly and Seed stages are more common for funds in the sample. Late and Secondary Market stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 11.48 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 3.97 and median is 3.4. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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