August 2018 Analytics Report
September 2018

The August 2018 Analytics Report summarises and analyses investments in MENA-based startups, including funding trends in countries, industries and funding stages, as well as comparisons and gap analyses. August 2018 saw $7.1M invested in 8 MENA-based startups. This was $30M less than August 2017 which had $37M in disclosed investments. There were also 30 fewer deals in August 2018 (8) compared to August 2017 (38).

 

What is included in this report:

 

- Executive Summary: Snapshot including the key takeaways from the report.

- All Deals in August 2018: All MENA-based startups that received investment in August 2018, including country, industry, funding amount, funding stage, and investors.

- August 2018 Funding Overview: High-level overview and analysis of all MENA-based startup funding over time (monthly, quarterly, and yearly), including a gap analysis to the previous year.

- Funding Stage Breakdown: Analysis of the different stages of funding, such as early stage, Series A, Series B, and how they compare and change over time.

- Industry Breakdown: Analysis of the most popular industries by number of deals and funding amount in August 2018 and YTD, as well as how they change over time.

- Country Breakdown: Analysis of the most popular countries by number of deals and funding amount in August 2018 and YTD, as well as any trends over time.

- Top News in August 2018: Highlight of the top news of August 2018

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A couple of key highlights of August 2018:

-  5 deals undertaken, amounting to $7.1M in disclosed funding

-  YTD 2018 saw roughly the same number of startups funded compared to the same period in 2017, but a considerable $173M drop in amount invested

-  The top 3 funded startups in August 2018 were Shedul ($5.0M), SEEZ ($1.0M) and Nawah Scientific ($0.65M)

 

August 2018 comparison

•  Deals: 5 in August 2018

•  Disclosed Investments: $7.1M in August 2018

 

August 2018 vis-à-vis August 2017: 

- Deals: 30 fewer deals in August 2018 (5) compared to August 2017 (35) 

- Disclosed Investments: $30M less invested in August 2018 ($7M) compared to August 2017 ($37M)

 

August 2018 vis-à-vis July 2018: 

- Deals: the same number of deals in August 2018 (5) compared to July 2018 (7)

- Disclosed Investments: $34M less invested in August 2018 ($7M) compared to July 2018 ($41M)

 

January – August 2018 vis-à-vis January – August 2017: 

- Deals: 6 fewer deals in Jan-Aug 2018 (188) compared to Jan-Aug 2017 (194) 

- Disclosed Investments: $173M less invested in Jan-Aug 2018 ($165M) compared to Jan-Aug 2017 ($339M)

 

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