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 potrntial Emerging Market Venture Capital Advisory

 

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  • Opinion: Cultivating product management in Pakistan
    on July 16, 2021

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  • Egypt’s Taager raises $6.4 million seed for its social commerce platform
    on July 15, 2021

    Cairo-based social commerce platform Taager has raised $6.4 million in a seed round led by 4DX Ventures, it announced in a statement today. The round also included participation from Raed Ventures, Beco Capital, Breyer Capital, and some individual investors including Careem’s Magnus Olsson. It takes Taager’s total investment to $7 million. Founded in 2019 by The post Egypt’s Taager raises $6.4 million seed for its social commerce platform appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Dubai’s Arrow Labs raises $5 million from Draper Associates to help businesses manage field operations
    on July 15, 2021

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  • Aleph Holding acquires Middle Eastern digital advertising company Connect Ads
    on July 14, 2021

    Aleph Holding, a Miami-headquartered digital media company has acquired an 86 percent stake in Egyptian advertising platform Connect Ads, it announced in a statement today, saying that the deal is comprised of cash and stock. The statement did not share the exact financial details but termed it as a dragon exit for A15, the investment The post Aleph Holding acquires Middle Eastern digital advertising company Connect Ads appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Argaam-parent SRMG acquires 51 percent stake in Arabic podcast platform Thmanyah for ~$9 million
    on July 14, 2021

    Saudi Research & Media Group (SRMG), a public company that’s behind leading media brands including Argaam, Arab News, Asharq Al-Awsat, and Asharq News, has acquired a 51 percent stake in the Arabic podcast platform Thmanyah, it announced today. Thmanyah produces podcasts and documentaries in Arabic with over 2.2 million people listening to its shows every The post Argaam-parent SRMG acquires 51 percent stake in Arabic podcast platform Thmanyah for ~$9 million appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Bevy acquires Egyptian virtual events platform Eventtus
    on July 14, 2021

    Bevy, a California-based enterprise software startup for virtual conferences and community events has acquired Egyptian event management software startup Eventtus, it announced today. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed but Eventtus has told MENAbytes that it was a ‘good deal’ for everyone involved – including the investors of Eventtus. Mai Medhat and The post Bevy acquires Egyptian virtual events platform Eventtus appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Egyptian food delivery platform Elmenus raises $10 million from Fawry and Luxor Capital
    on July 13, 2021

    Cairo-based food discovery, ordering, and delivery platform Elmenus has raised $10 million in fresh funds (pre-Series C), from leading Egyptian payments firm Fawry, it announced in a statement today. New York-based hedge fund Luxor Capital, and Egyptian property developer Marakez, also participated in the deal. Luxor has previously backed companies like Zomato, Glovo, and Gopuff. The post Egyptian food delivery platform Elmenus raises $10 million from Fawry and Luxor Capital appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Jordan’s Abwaab acquires Pakistani edtech Edmatrix
    on July 13, 2021

    Amman-headquartered edtech Abwaab has acquired Pakistani edtech platform Edmatrix to expand its operations in the fifth largest country of the world, it announced in a statement today. It is the first acquisition by the Jordanian startup that has raised $7.5 million to date. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both the startups are The post Jordan’s Abwaab acquires Pakistani edtech Edmatrix appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Egypt’s Yodawy raises $7.5 million Series B for its digital pharmacy marketplace
    on July 12, 2021

    Cairo-based healthtech Yodawy has raised $7.5 million in a Series B round led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Global Ventures, and Algebra Ventures. Egypt’s CVentures, P1 Ventures, and Athaal Angel Investors Group, also participated in the deal. Founded in 2018 by Karim Khashaba, Sherief El-Feky, and Yasser AbdelGawad, Yodawy has built a digital pharmacy The post Egypt’s Yodawy raises $7.5 million Series B for its digital pharmacy marketplace appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Saudi’s Speero closes $1.8 million to grow its automotive parts platform
    on July 12, 2021

    Riyadh-based automotive parts platform Speero has closed $1.8 million in a pre-Series A round, co-led by Nuwa Capital and EQ2 Ventures, it announced today. The deal also includes participation from JIMCO (Jameel Investment Management Company), Impact46, Mountain Partners, and Access Bridge Ventures. Founded in 2017 by Abdullah Bin Shamlan and Ameen Mahfouz, Speero enables customers The post Saudi’s Speero closes $1.8 million to grow its automotive parts platform appeared first on MENAbytes.