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We’re seeing increasing investor appetite: Pakistani startups saw ($10M) invested in H1 2020, a 9% drop in total funding from H1 2019. Despite the impact of COVID-19, the overall number of deals increased by 13% to 17 deals from H1 2019.

The ecosystem is evolving and maturing: 76% of all investments in H1 2020 came from international investors. Furthermore, the average ticket size of disclosed deals was ($0.6M), down 14% compared to H1 2019.

Looking at Pakistan’s entrepreneurship ecosystem in context. When we compare the amount of funding raised ($) to MENA countries in H1 2020, Pakistan ranks joint 4th with Jordan, after the UAE, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia with ($10M).

 

The Pakistan Venture Funding Snapshot includes an overview and analysis of: 

- Pakistan’s yearly funding evolution, from 2015 onwards 

- Quarterly funding evolution & analysis

- Emerging markets comparison & Pakistan’s ecosystem in context

- Industry breakdown by number of deals and amount of funding ($) invested

- H1 2020’s top 5 funding rounds 

- Top funding institutions, most active investors, and investor landscape overview