The H1 2021 Emerging Venture Markets (EVM) Food & Beverage Venture Investment Report is one of MAGNiTT's flagship industry reports that takes a comprehensive look at the sector’s half-yearly performance within the venture capital and startup ecosystems in MENA, Turkey and Pakistan.


H1 2021 EVM Food & Beverage Venture Investment Report - Key Highlights


• With triple the capital invested in FY 2020, H1 2021 saw the highest ever yearly, half-yearly and quarterly funding into F&B startups across EVMs

• Of the total capital deployed into MENA's F&B sector in H1 2021, 83% was accounted for by a single startup Kitopi

• Amongst the top five industries in MENA, F&B saw the largest increase in deal flow YoY

• UAE, KSA and Egypt each accounted for 26% of total F&B transactions in MENA

• One in five investors that poured capital in a MENA-based startup in H1 2021 invested in an F&B venture

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What’s in the report?

This half-yearly report provides a thorough overview of the Food & Beverage venture investment space in Emerging Venture Markets, and deep dives into specific updates on the following:

• A 5-year analysis of Food & Beverage venture funding evolution, with a focus on H1 2021 country and industry performance benchmarks

• Top 20 investor ranking within the industry, together with the business type and HQ analysis of all firms that have invested in F&B startups across the EVMs

• Top 10 Food & Beverage startup funding rounds that were closed during the analysed period, as well as the ticket size split of the entire deal flow

• Top 10 last exits in Food & Beverage startups in MENA, Turkey and Pakistan



Who will benefit from the report?

The H1 2021 EMV Food & Beverage Venture Investment Report is ideal for investors tracking startup activity, consultants looking to identify technology innovation trends, as well as government entities aiming to foster innovation in F&B.


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, North 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 in 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa - listed alphabetically: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen.