Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most Seed 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 Seed 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 in Seed stage over the last 5 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 533, which is 3.0% of the total amount of Seed rounds in the Software industry over the last 5 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Israel which hosts 13 funds. There are also funds from United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Dubai, Jerusalem and Herzliya. VCs tend to invest in startups from Israel, but also invest in startups from The United States, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. 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, Security and Gamification.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1993 and the newest one in 2018. In 2013 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, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2007 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2020 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 16, the maximum is 312. Average number of funding rounds is 71.8 while median is 48.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 29. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 37. Average amount of lead investments is 8.2 while median is 5.5. 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 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 13.09 and the median is 19.83. 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 1 – 2 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of 100 thousands – 1 million and 10 – 50 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 2.75 and median is 0.6. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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