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
Total transactions estimate 80 Ω Individual companies 59 Ω Total realised exits 23 Ω A DFI version of approved venture-type deals available in XLS format 48 Ω Although EMMA transactions can all be considered venture, the approved deal sheet includes only principal BA, VC & SME PE investments $60mil+ in 48 deals Ω Vs. PE, RE & PIPE investments $200mil+ in 11 deals
To execute 59 individual company transactions, one probably needs to see 20x the opportunities; building a strong acumen for emerging companies…
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- Bahrain’s Tarabut Gateway expands its Open Banking platform to UAEon October 27, 2020
Bahrain-headquartered fintech Tarabut Gateway has expanded to the United Arab Emirates with the launch of its Open Banking platform in the country, it announced today. The startup has also opened two new offices in Abu Dhabi (Hub71) and Dubai (DIFC FinTech Hive). Tarabut Gateway claims to be MENA’s first regulated Open Banking platform, enabling fintechs The post Bahrain’s Tarabut Gateway expands its Open Banking platform to UAE appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Saudi’s Foodics expands into micro-lending to offer working capital to F&B SMEs in countryon October 27, 2020
Foodics, a Saudi tech startup that offers restaurant management solutions is expanding into lending with the launch of Foodics Capital, its $100 million micro-lending arm that will offer what it says will be Shariah-compliant loans to small F&B businesses. The startup said that it has partnered with local Shariah-compliant consumer and SME financing provider Maleem The post Saudi’s Foodics expands into micro-lending to offer working capital to F&B SMEs in country appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Saudi’s Garage raises $260,000 to offer on-demand car maintenance services at your doorstepon October 22, 2020
Khobar-based yet-to-launch on-demand car maintenance services startup Garage has raised $260,000 in an investment round from angel investors, it announced in a statement to MENAbytes today. Founded earlier this year by Osama AlSalloum, Garage aims to digitalize car maintenance services, enabling customers to book these services through its mobile app and receive them at their The post Saudi’s Garage raises $260,000 to offer on-demand car maintenance services at your doorstep appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Foundation Ventures closes its debut fund to invest in early-stage Egyptian startupson October 22, 2020
Egypt’s startup ecosystem has grown multiple folds in the last few years both in the number of deals and the total value of investments raised by startups. Fawry has become the first billion-dollar tech company of the country (just a year after its debut on the local stock exchanges and there have been outliers like The post Foundation Ventures closes its debut fund to invest in early-stage Egyptian startups appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Dubai-based adtech startup FoxPush secures $15 million investmenton October 19, 2020
Dubai-based adtech startup FoxPush has secured $15 million from JGroup, a Lebanese holding company with interests in media, advertising, real estate, and different other industries. The announcement was made by JGroup late last week. FoxPush has told MENAbytes that the investment was made for a minority stake without sharing further details. It also said that The post Dubai-based adtech startup FoxPush secures $15 million investment appeared first on MENAbytes.
- HOV Accelerate’s first cohort in Pakistan: cloud kitchen startup, baby products ecommerce platform, and an online retailer for pre-loved shoeson October 19, 2020
Singapore-based venture studio High Output Ventures launched an accelerator program HOV Accelerate earlier this year to invest in Pakistani startups. Two months after announcing its launch, HOV Accelerate has revealed the three startups that have made it to its first cohort. The first batch includes a cloud kitchen startup, a baby products ecommerce platform, and The post HOV Accelerate’s first cohort in Pakistan: cloud kitchen startup, baby products ecommerce platform, and an online retailer for pre-loved shoes appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Pakistan’s FindMyAdventure raises $600,000 to grow its online travel platformon October 19, 2020
Karachi-headquartered travel platform FindMyAdventure has raised $600,000 in a pre-Series A round from a local Pakistani and expatriate consortium, it announced in a statement today to MENAbytes. Founded in 2016 by four young Pakistanis who were passionate about travel, FindMyAdventure had started as an online platform enabling users to book travel experiences (from different travel The post Pakistan’s FindMyAdventure raises $600,000 to grow its online travel platform appeared first on MENAbytes.
- EzBike: Pakistan’s first self-drive electric bike rental serviceon October 18, 2020
Roamer, a Pakistani transportation startup has launched country’s first self-drive electric bike rental service ‘EzBike’, it announced last week at an event in Islamabad. The service has been launched in select-areas of Islamabad for now and will gradually be rolled out across the country, said the startup without sharing a timeline of when it plans The post EzBike: Pakistan’s first self-drive electric bike rental service appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Pakistan’s MedznMore raises $2.6 million seed for its online pharmacyon October 18, 2020
Karachi-based healthtech MedznMore has raised $2.6 million in a seed round, it announced in a statement today. The startup did not share the names of investors but told MENAbytes that the investment came from some ‘big local families’ and international investors who don’t want to disclose their names for now. MedznMore has also confirmed to The post Pakistan’s MedznMore raises $2.6 million seed for its online pharmacy appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Retailo raises $2.3 million pre-seed for its B2B ecommerce marketplace in Saudi & Pakistanon October 12, 2020
Riyadh-headquartered B2B ecommerce startup Retailo has come out of stealth today with the announcement of $2.3 million in a pre-seed round led by Abu Dhabi-based Shorooq Partners. 500 Durian (the 500 Startups fund for Southeast Asia) and 92 Ventures also participated in the round along with angels from ‘region’s top startups and leading management consulting The post Retailo raises $2.3 million pre-seed for its B2B ecommerce marketplace in Saudi & Pakistan appeared first on MENAbytes.