Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Mobile industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Mobile industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 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 3 years. They are actively investing in Mobile industry.
Mobile industry includes mobile payments, mobile apps, and app discovery.

Amount of money raised in Mobile funding rounds is $1.2B, which is 9.4% of the total amount of money raised in Early rounds in North Africa and the Middle East over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Early funding rounds in Mobile industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Israel which hosts 11 funds. There are also funds from United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Egypt. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Dubai, Istanbul and Herzliya. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey. For half 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, Gamification and Mobile/Apps.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1990 and the newest one in 2017. In 2013 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2006 to 2021. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2006 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 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 4, the maximum is 312. Average number of funding rounds is 59.3 while median is 35.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 9. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 43. Average amount of lead investments is 8.6 while median is 5.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -51.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.14 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 – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of less than 100 thousands and 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 7.89 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.08 and median is 1.12. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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