A couple of key highlights of October 2018:

-  17 deals undertaken, amounting to $287.4M in disclosed funding

-  YTD 2018 saw roughly the same number of startups funded compared to the same period in 2017, but a $93M drop in amount invested (excl. Careem)

-  The top 3 funded startups in October 2018 were Careem ($200.0M), Wadi ($30.0M) and Unifonic ($21.0M)

 

October 2018 vis-à-vis October 2017: 

- Deals: 14 fewer deals in October 2018 (17) compared to October 2017 (31) 

- Disclosed Investments: $251M more invested in October 2018 ($287M) compared to October 2017 ($36M)

 

January – October 2018 vis-à-vis January – October 2017: 

- Deals: 2 fewer deals in Jan-Oct 2018 (273) compared to Jan-Oct 2017 (275) 

- Disclosed Investments: $93M less invested in Jan-Oct 2018 ($328M) compared to Jan-Oct 2017 ($421M) (excl. Careem)