2019 UAE Venture Investment Report
February 2020

In 2019, the United Arab Emirates became the first country in MENA with a unicorn exit

The country has seen significant growth in the number of deals over the years, with 2019 being a record year. Moreover, there were more investors than ever before in UAE-based startups, many of them coming from outside the region, as international startups increasingly become interested in local startups. Not only that, Careem became the first-ever unicorn exit in the country and region, as it was acquired by international rival Uber for $3.1B. 


 

This 46-page report includes:

- Funding Trends in the UAE, including a deals and funding evolution, average funding, and top deals in the country

- Exit Trends in the UAE, including a list of all exits in 2019, with industry insights and acquirers of UAE-based startups

- Investors in the UAE, with all the most active investors by stage ranked, as well as newly formed funds and investment entities

Industry Insights, with case studies of top industries by deals and total funding, such as FinTech, E-commerce, and Transport

- Pre-money Valuation by Funding Stage, highlighting the average pre-money valuation at Seed, Series A, and Series B

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Through MAGNiTT's industry-leading data and dedicated venture capital research team, the report provides a deep-dive into the following topics. Are you only interested in a specific section? Just click on the link to be taken to that specific section report!

- UAE Funding Evolution, including a deals and funding evolution, average funding, average pre-money valuations, top deals in the country, and more

Industry Breakdown, including a deep-dive into the most active industries by number of deals and total funding, such as FinTech, E-commerce, and Delivery & Transport

- Investor Breakdown, including the trends in investors in the country, with all the most active investors by stage ranked, as well as newly formed funds and investment entities

Exits, including a highlight and analysis of all exits, as well as trends within the country's exit space

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