The H1 2022 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Venture Report is one of MAGNiTT's flagship reports that provides a bi-annual update on the venture capital and startup ecosystems in the MENA region. 

MENA Startup Ecosystem in H1 2022 - Key Highlights

• In H1’22, VC funding in MENA increased grew by 46% YoY, as VC investment in MENA neared the $2Bn mark raised by 300 deals. While this accounts for 62% of last year’s record funding, it was mainly driven by Mega Deals ($100M) and larger-sized rounds
• Though the ecosystem observed a 2% YoY incline in total transactions compared to H1’21, MENA-based startups closed 12% fewer deals in H1 2022  than in the second half of last year, driven by a general decline in VC activity over Q2 2022
• Despite investor inclination towards larger-sized rounds in MENA, the lion’s share of transactions (50%) were closed in the $1M- $5M bracket size
• While Saudi Arabia surpasses Egypt in H1’22 to become the second largest market by deals, the top 3 markets maintain their positions by funding with the UAE leading the pack 
• Remarkably, Iraq makes its debut in the top 10 MENA-based geographies, observing the highest YoY funding growth to rank 7th in the Top 10


What’s In The Report?

This bi-annual report provides a comprehensive overview and a deep dive into the MENA venture capital and funding investment space and includes the following: 


A 5-year analysis of MENA venture funding evolution, with a focus on H1‘22 industry performance benchmarks

Top 20 investor ranking, together with the business type and HQ analysis of all investment firms in the region

Top 10 startup funding rounds that were closed during the analyzed period, as well as the ticket size split of the entire deal flow

Top 10 last exits recorded by MENA-based startups

Who will benefit from the report?

This report is ideal for investors tracking startup activity, consultants looking to identify technology innovation trends, as well as government entities searching for investments.

This report was created with data from MAGNiTT, a comprehensive directory of technology innovation trends. The platform provides the following analytics tools:

Investment directories, a comprehensive list of all startup venture funding across the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan, and Turkey

Market Sizing Tools to visualize investment growth and trends across industries, geographies, and stage

Startup Resources including a deal flow tool for applications to leading Venture Capitalists for investment

Exit comparisons, looking at Mergers & Acquisitions from across the region

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*This report aggregates and analyses tech startup investments across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Pakistan.