The State of Ven­ture Cap­i­tal in the MENA

Arabnet - The Quarterly - - In­dus­try Sto­ries - By Rita Makhoul | @Ram­pur­ple

We spoke to key in­vestors across the re­gion to get their per­spec­tive of the state of ven­ture cap­i­tal in the re­gion, the ma­jor trends, and more.

More than $900M has been in­vested in re­gional dig­i­tal star­tups in the last 4 years. With over 100 ac­tive in­sti­tu­tional in­vestors across the re­gion, MENA has wit­nessed a sig­nif­i­cant pro­lif­er­a­tion of new fund­ing in­sti­tu­tions in the past 5 years, with Ven­ture Cap­i­tal ( VC) funds, in par­tic­u­lar, cap­tur­ing the largest per­cent­age of the in­vestor com­mu­nity and dou­bling in num­ber from 2013 to 2015. We spoke to key in­vestors across the re­gion to get their per­spec­tive of the state of ven­ture cap­i­tal in the re­gion, the ma­jor trends, and more.

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