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

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Telecommunications 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 over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications is about making communication possible. It includes providing cable and internet services, voice and video chatting, internet and communication software and hardware, as well as wireless technologies and NFC.

Amount of money raised in Telecommunications funding rounds is $6.6B, which is 11.9% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in North Africa and the Middle East over the last 4 years.

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

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Israel which hosts 15 funds. There are also funds from United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 11 funds. There are also funds from Herzliya, Dubai and Jerusalem. These VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Israel and United Arab Emirates. For 6 funds in the sample, 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 Medical Service, Gamification and Business Development.
  • 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 2002 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 2020 years.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 – 6 or 2 funding rounds per year. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 8, the maximum is 312. Average number of funding rounds is 78.0 while median is 46.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 8. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 53. Average amount of lead investments is 14.2 while median is 10.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 2. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -18.62 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 7.23 and the median is 7.39. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds in the sample usually invest in Early, Late and Seed stages. Private Equity stage is 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 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 208400000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 10420000.41 and median is 0.21. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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