FIG­URE 10: PER­CENT VALUE OF IN­VEST­MENTS BY STARTUP BUSI­NESS MODEL

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Div­ing deeper and an­a­lyz­ing by value of deals, trans­ac­tional star­tups raised the bulk of in­vest­ment dol­lars (81%), driven by the ma­jor rounds of Souq.com, Ca­reem, and Ju­mia, while the agency busi­ness model (1%) re­ceived the small­est pro­por­tion. Tech­nol­ogy, soft­ware as a ser­vice, and me­dia busi­ness mod­els have cap­tured roughly sim­i­lar pro­por­tions (5-7%) of all dol­lars in­vested over the years, among which Ce­quens, a tech­nol­ogy busi­ness, raised the big­gest round worth $53 mil­lion.

FIG­URE 8: PER­CENT VALUE OF IN­VEST­MENTS BY TICKET SIZE

Although early stage deals are the big­gest con­trib­u­tors to the num­ber of deals con­ducted, they nat­u­rally con­trib­ute the least to the value of in­vest­ments by ticket size. 2016 was a record year for growth stage deals, which cap­tured 84% of all dol­lars in­vested – the high­est share in the past 4 years, driven by Ca­reems’ $350 mil­lion round and Souq.com’s $275 mil­lion round.

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