January 2018 Investment Summary
  • January saw a slow start to the year with only 15 deals recorded
  • 6 of the deals were disclosed amounting to $5.8M
  • This was the slowest start to the year in recent history by # of deals and $ investments
  • Expect there to be a pick up in activity as the month progresses
  • Find a delay in announcements that get back dated as the quarter develops
Top three deals by disclosed investment size were:
  • Tamatem - $2.5m
  • Eyewa - $1.1m
  • MoneyFellows - $600k
Investment analysis breakdown:
  • 12 of the 15 deals took place at the SEED Stage with 1 Angel investment and 2 disclosed at Series A
  • 6 of the deals occurred in the UAE, 2 in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon with 1 in KSA, Tunisia and Egypt respectively
  • Investments were spread evenly across 9 different industries in January