The Q1 2019 MENA Venture Investment Report gives a full deep dive into the funding state of the MENA startup ecosystem, providing you with the insights of MAGNiTT's dedicated venture capital data team on the state of funding in the MENA region, including trends and key developments.
Q1 2019 saw $156M total investment in 93 deals, as well as the first unicorn exit in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Careem, the ride-hailing start-up from Dubai, was acquired by its international rival Uber for a reported $3.1B, as well as 9 other start-up exits in the region, up 150% from Q1 2018.
Whether you are looking for country or industry trends, the top funded startups in the region, or investors by stage, this report provides you with the trends, data and background information surrounding it. Moreover, the report comes with a raw data file (CSV) containing all the funding rounds in Q1 2019, allowing you to analyse the data and gather insights easily.
The contents of the 80+ page report are:
● Executive Summary
Key insights into the state of the funding ecosystem, including a foreword by MAGNiTT's founder and CEO Philip Bahoshy
● Funding Overview
High-level overview of the funding landscape, including total funding, deals, average deal size and funding stage information
● Country Breakdown
Historical review by industry, funding stage, deals & investors for the UAE, Lebanon & Saudi Arabia
● Industry Breakdown
Historical review by geography, stage, deals & investors for FinTech, E-commerce & Transport
● Funding Institutions
Ranking of Funders, most active investors by stage, list of all new accelerators, Angel Groups and VC funds
Historical review and details on all exits in Q1 2019
● Top Deals by Quarter
Breakdown of top deals of the quarter across the MENA region
Key insights from this year's report include the following.