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

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Late funding rounds in Artificial Intelligence 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 Late stage over the last 2 years. They are actively investing in Artificial Intelligence industry.
Artificial intelligence is a frontier research discipline to build computerized systems that perform tasks requiring human intelligence. It includes facial, speech and image recognition, machine learning, and natural language processing, as well as computer vision, visual search, and internet of things.

Amount of money raised in Artificial Intelligence funding rounds is $4.9B, which is 26.9% of the total amount of money raised in Late rounds in North Africa and the Middle East over the last 2 years.

Top 20 investors in North Africa and the Middle East with the biggest sum of Late funding rounds in Artificial Intelligence 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 Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The most common city is Tel Aviv which is home to 10 funds. There are also funds from Jerusalem, Herzliya and Dhahran. There are 2 countries that funds tend to invest in: The United States and Israel with the majority investing in The United States. For 7 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 1971 and the newest one in 2019. In 2012 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.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5, the maximum is 220. Average number of funding rounds is 46.6 while median is 19.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 53. Average amount of lead investments is 12.5 while median is 5.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 2. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -31.0 and 20.18 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -2.07 and the median is 0.09. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is 9.0.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 10 – 50 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 451000000.0 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 22550000.37 and median is 0.27. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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