Venture Capitalist

altVenture Capital expertise & know-how

 

This particular adventure capitalist has had the privilege & opportunity to venture across EMMA

In relatively large numbers, and different sectors, stages, sizes & shapes

And by using a number of institutional fund & direct investment vehicles

 

Track record

Total transactions estimate 80      Individual companies 59      Total realised exits 23      A DFI version of approved venture-type deals available in XLS format 48      Although EMMA transactions can all be considered venture, the approved deal sheet includes only principal BA, VC & SME PE investments $60mil+ in 48 deals      Vs. PE, RE & PIPE investments $200mil+ in 11 deals

To execute 59 individual venture transactions, one probably needed to evaluate 30x the opportunities & see many more than that; building a strong acumen for emerging companies…

I am interested in hearing your venture story for potential Emerging Market Venture Capital Advisory

 

Theme Related Tracker

  • Colabs raises $3 million seed to make it easy for entrepreneurs and freelancers to build and grow businesses in Pakistan
    on March 30, 2022

    Lahore-based Colabs has raised $3 million in a seed round led by Indus Valley Capital, Zayn Capital, and Fatima Gobi Ventures, it announced in a statement on Friday. It is the first time these three leading Pakistan-focused VCs are investing together in a startup, noted the statement. Colabs had previously raised $1 million in a The post Colabs raises $3 million seed to make it easy for entrepreneurs and freelancers to build and grow businesses in Pakistan appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • FlapKap – A fintech revolutionizing e-commerce and SAAS growth in MEA – Launches and completes $1.2 Million fundraise
    on March 23, 2022

    Cairo, Egypt – 22 March 2022 – FlapKap, a company revolutionizing e-commerce and SaaS growth in the MEA region, announces its launch and successful completion of a $1.2 million fundraise. The fundraise was led by A15, the leading MENA venture capital firm, and one of the most prominent backers of early-stage start-ups in the region. The post FlapKap – A fintech revolutionizing e-commerce and SAAS growth in MEA – Launches and completes $1.2 Million fundraise appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Bazaar raises $70 million Series B led by Dragoneer and Tiger to build an OS for traditional retail in Pakistan
    on March 15, 2022

    Karachi-headquartered B2B ecommerce and fintech startup Bazaar has raised $70 million in a Series B round led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global, it announced today. The round that comes just six months after Bazaar’s $30 million Series A was also joined by existing investors, including Indus Valley Capital, Defy.vc, Acrew Capital, Wavemaker Partners, The post Bazaar raises $70 million Series B led by Dragoneer and Tiger to build an OS for traditional retail in Pakistan appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Milango acquires its local rival Circle
    on February 28, 2022

    Milango, a community management software provider, backed by A15, has acquired local rival Circle, a 500 Startups-backed company. The acquisition will help Milango increase its market share and further solidify its position as the premium community management solution in the region. The acquisition grows Milango’s contracted user base to more than 100,000 residential units and The post Milango acquires its local rival Circle appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Middle Eastern crypto exchange Rain raises $110 million led by Kleiner Perkins and Paradigm
    on January 18, 2022

    Bahrain-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Rain has raised $110 million in a Series B round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Paradigm (the largest crypto fund in the world founded by Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang). It is the first Middle East investment for both the firms. The round is one of The post Middle Eastern crypto exchange Rain raises $110 million led by Kleiner Perkins and Paradigm appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Pakistan’s Tazah closes $6.5 million pre-seed for its B2B fresh produce marketplace
    on December 21, 2021

    Lahore-headquartered business-to-business fresh produce marketplace Tazah has raised $4.5 million in fresh funds (in an extension of its pre-seed) to close its $6.5 million in what it said is the largest pre-seed round of Pakistan. The latest tranche of the round was co-led by Pakistan-based Fatima Gobi Ventures and Ankur Nagpal’s Vibe Capital. The investment The post Pakistan’s Tazah closes $6.5 million pre-seed for its B2B fresh produce marketplace appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Sympl – Egypt’s first ever ‘save your money pay later’ platform raises $6 million seed
    on December 12, 2021

    Sympl, the first ‘Save Your Money Pay Later’ platform in Egypt, announces it raised $6 million following its soft launch last month. The funding round was led by Beco Capital along with A15, and Global Ventures, three of the top-tier Venture Capital firms in the region. Since launching this October, Sympl has had strong traction with both merchants and users in the local Egyptian market. This fundraise is a testament The post Sympl – Egypt’s first ever ‘save your money pay later’ platform raises $6 million seed appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Egyptian 20-minute grocery delivery startup Rabbit raises $11 million in region’s largest pre-seed
    on November 10, 2021

    Cairo-based 20-minute grocery delivery startup Rabbit has raised $11 million in the largest-ever pre-seed round of the Middle East and Africa, it announced in a statement today. The investment came from Global Founders Capital, Foundation Ventures, Raed Ventures, MSA Captial, and Goodwater Capital. Founded earlier this year by Ahmad Yousry, Walid Shabana, Ismail Hafez, and The post Egyptian 20-minute grocery delivery startup Rabbit raises $11 million in region’s largest pre-seed appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • A15 invests in Egyptian buy now pay later platform Sympl
    on November 9, 2021

    A15, a leading venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs in the MENA region, has announced it is the first investor in one of Egypt’s latest start-ups to successfully launch, Sympl – which is set to disrupt the country’s consumer payments sector. Focused on tech start-ups and with a long track record in generating value for FinTechs, A15 is The post A15 invests in Egyptian buy now pay later platform Sympl appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Zarya raises $1.7 million pre-seed to build a ‘Meesho for Pakistan’
    on November 1, 2021

    Lahore-based business-to-business ecommerce platform Zarya has raised $1.7 million in a pre-seed round led by one of MENA’s leading VCs Raed Ventures, with participation from Fatima Gobi Ventures, U.S.-based Class 5 Global, Global Founders Capital. Egyptian social commerce startup Taager that had raised $6.4 million in a seed round earlier this year also joined the The post Zarya raises $1.7 million pre-seed to build a ‘Meesho for Pakistan’ appeared first on MENAbytes.