The Q1 2021 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Delivery & Logistics Venture Report is one of MAGNiTT's flagship industry reports that takes a comprehensive look at the sector’s quarterly performance within the venture capital and startup ecosystems in the MENA region. 


Delivery & Logistics MENA Startup Ecosystem in Q1 2021 - Key Highlights


  Four MENA countries saw activity in the D&L sector in Q1 ‘21, namely UAE, KSA, Egypt and Iraq.

  Q1’ 21 saw the highest amount of quarterly funding raised in MENA in D&L over the past 4 years, rising YoY by 179%.

•  When compared to Q4 ‘20, D&L funding in MENA increased by 525% while the total number of D&L transactions increased by 60%.

  Just one UAE-based startup accounted for 90% of all capital raised in the sector in Q1 ‘21.

  The average MENA D&L ticket size was over $6M, the largest among the three top performing MENA industries (Fintech, Food & Beverage, Delivery & Logistics).

  Every fourth investor in MENA’s D&L startups was an angel investor.

What's in the report?

This quarterly report provides a thorough overview of MENA’s Delivery & Logistics venture capital and funding investment space, and deep dives into specific updates on the following: 

A 5-year analysis of Delivery & Logistics venture funding evolution in MENA, with a focus on Q1 ‘21 country and industry performance benchmarks

 MENA Delivery & Logistics Top 10 investor ranking, together with the business type and HQ analysis of all firms in the region that have invested in D&L startups

Top 10 Delivery & Logistics 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 MENA-based Delivery & Logistics startups


Who will benefit from the report?

The MENA Delivery & Logistics 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 D&L.


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.