Top 8 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most funding rounds in Virtual Currency industry over the recent years

Top 8 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most funding rounds in Virtual Currency industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 8 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 2 years. They are actively investing in Virtual Currency industry.
Virtual currency is an electronic representation of value and can be traded or used as payment. It includes cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and etherium.

Amount of funding rounds in North Africa and the Middle East is 11, which is 1.4% of the total amount of rounds in the Virtual Currency industry over the last 2 years.

Top 8 investors in North Africa and the Middle East that took part in the most funding rounds in Virtual Currency industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among the top VCs is Israel which hosts 5 funds. There are also funds from United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. All funds are based in different cities. No city grouping tendencies were found in this sample. These VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from United Arab Emirates and Israel. For 2 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 Insurance, Gamification and Mobile/Apps.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 2000 and the newest one in 2018. In 2010 the most amount of funds were founded.
  • 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 9, the maximum is 312. Average number of funding rounds is 103.8 while median is 70.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 43. Average amount of lead investments is 11.1 while median is 3.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -15.68 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 17.42 and the median is 23.05. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Early stage. Seed, Secondary Market and Late stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 7.51 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 1.64 and median is 0.6. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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