COVID-19 further surpresses the number of deals in MENA-based startups in April

While March 2020 already saw a 67% drop compared to the same months last year, April 2020 saw a similar effect: deals were down 65% from April 2019.


However, total funding increased by 202% as Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG) joined MENA's unicorn list by raising $150M from existing shareholders and Netherlands-headquartered property platform OLX, which is owned by South African conglomorate Naspers. This, and much more, is covered in the April 2020 Dashboard.


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The April 2020 Dashboard includes a summary and data-driven information on:

● Executive Summary & Top News: A condensed view of the most important activity and takeaways in the month

● Funding Overview: A list of all deals in the month, as well as charts on deals and funding trends over the years

● Country Dashboard: A ranking of the top countries in the month and year by number of deals

● Industry Dashboard: A ranking of the top industries in the month and year by number of deals

● Funding Institutions: A breakdown of the most active investor in the year thus far, by number of investments

● Funding Rounds: A list of all deals in the month, including funding amount, investor names, funding stages, and more

● Exits: A list of all exits in the month, including acquisition amounts where available, as well as the acquirer and startup logos

● Appendix

● Methodology & Definitions


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