MAGNiTT and INSEAD to explore COVID-19's impact on MENA startups and investors, look to provide policy recommendations [Survey]

MAGNiTT, the most comprehensive startup data platform in MENA, and INSEAD, the leading Business School for the World, today announced their collaboration to launch two VC & Startup COVID-19 Sentiment Surveys – one focused on startups and one focused on investors.

- Startup SurveyShare your opinion
- Investor SurveyShare your opinion

Over the past few months, the effects that the current pandemic has had on startups has become increasingly clear. While funding has remained strong in the region with more than $550M recorded in 2020 YTD, the number of deals has seen a significant drop, as Early Stage deals have been hit particularly hard. 

These developments do not come without consequences. In order to best address these consequences, the surveys look to explore the impact of the current pandemic on the startup and venture capital ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa, with the aim to provide objective, data-driven, and actionable recommendations for key stakeholders' policy decisions. 

By looking at the experiences and viewpoints of both startups and investors, MAGNiTT and INSEAD are looking to obtain a holistic overview of the entire ecosystem, with a focus on where startups and venture capital firms need help most.

The surveys are completely anonymous, unless respondents would like to avail of the offers below. In that case, they are asked to enter their contact details before submitting their answers. 

For any submission to the surveys, respondents will be able to avail the following perks:

- 1 month free to MAGNiTT's Starter package (value US$399)
- An opportunity to get a free seat for INSEAD's Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption online course (value €1,500)



MAGNiTT, MENA’s largest startup data platform, is built on three core pillars: 1) Community, an engagement portal to connect stakeholders and keep them up to date 2) Data, a directory double the size of international competitors, and 3) Research, the reference for leading publications such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and TechCrunch. MAGNiTT is on a mission to empower, inform, and connect startup ecosystems in emerging markets. 

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About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. Our research, teaching and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity.

With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and now North America (San Francisco), INSEAD's business education and research spans four regions. Our 165 renowned Faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBAGlobal Executive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees (Executive Master in Finance and Executive Master in Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD Executive Education programmes each year.

INSEAD continues to conduct cutting-edge research and innovate across all our programmes. We provide business leaders with the knowledge and awareness to operate anywhere. Our core values drive academic excellence and serve the global community as The Business School for the World.

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