KSA H1 2021 Venture Investment Report
July 2021

The H1 2021 Saudi Arabia (KSA) Venture Investment Report is MAGNiTT's flagship bi-annual report providing detailed insight on KSA's venture capital investments, as well as benchmarks startup ecosystems in the MENA region.


KSA Startup Ecosystem in H1 2021 - Key Highlights


• In H1’21, VC Funding in KSA increased by 64% YoY, accounting for 94% of VC capital invested in FY’20

• KSA witnessed record levels of half-yearly capital raised in H1’21 accounting for 14% of MENA VC funding

• KSA surpassed Egypt to rank second by share of total MENA funding while accounting for 22% of the region’s VC transactions

• In H1’21, every fourth deal in KSA was closed by a Fintech startup, while the F&B sector witnessed an 11x increase in funding YoY

• 69% of investors backing Saudi-based startups were headquartered in KSA, while 15% were based in MENA

• One Advertising & Marketing startup recorded an exit in KSA in H1’21


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What’s In The Report?

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

A 5-year analysis of KSA venture funding evolution, with a focus on H1 ‘21 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 KSA-based startups

Who will benefit from the report?

The KSA Venture Investment 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, 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.

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