Thoughts & Updates
Monthly Reports
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - December 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 15 January 2024
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - December 2023
MENA startups raised $4B in 2023 across 583 deals, a modest growth of 1.7% YoY
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - November 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 6 December 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - November 2023
Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority launches Oraseya Capital, a AED500 Million Venture Capital Fund Targeting Tech Startups.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - October 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 15 November 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - October 2023
Growth stage funding in the MENA region faces ~$20Bn gap in the next 5 years, with only $4.2Bn VC dry powder available.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - September 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 10 October 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - September 2023
MENA startups raised $36M in September 2023, a 64% drop from previous month. Total amount of funding raised so far for the year is at $1.8B.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - August 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 12 September 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - August 2023
MENA startups raised $101M in August, showing a decline of 73% year-on-year in deal value. Despite the decline, KSA leads the pack with 53.4% of deal value raised.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - July 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 5 August 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - July 2023
H1 2023 funding results are in and echoes what is seen as a global trend in terms of funding decline.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - June 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 5 July 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - June 2023
MENA startups raised $35.6M in June 2023, pushing half year funding to $1.6B, with KSA achieving highest funding value. More on this month’s news recap.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - May 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 5 June 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - May 2023
Despite mixed economic outlook, MENAP fintech sector is well positioned to keep its momentum with revenues estimated to reach $4.5B in 2025
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - April 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 10 May 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - April 2023
Funding raised by MENA startups experience a dramatic 97% drop from March with a total of $7M raise.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - March 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 13 April 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - March 2023
4th consecutive month of decline seen in VC funding with KSA taking top spot in funding amount.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - February 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 3 March 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - February 2023
3 Mega rounds announced, a lineup of acquisition news and two new VC funds raised — in February’s MENA Ecosystem News.
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - January 2023
Startup Ecosystem - 2 February 2023
MENA Startup Ecosystem News - January 2023
Evolution of Venture Debt in the region and top 3 industries for venture debt funding in our first MENA startup ecosystem report for 2023.
Fund Updates
iSchool raises $4.5 million to accelerate global expansion
iSchool is an alumni of startup programs Sandbox
iSchool raises $4.5 million to accelerate global expansion
The round is led by VentureWave Capital, with participation from OneStop Capital UK, Webit Investment Network, and Oraseya Capital
Revamped SANDBOX Welcomes Applications For Its Fourth Cohort
Sandbox is backed by Oraseya Capital
Revamped SANDBOX Welcomes Applications For Its Fourth Cohort
With SANDBOX now being a part of Oraseya Capital, the program is more investment-focused while remaining founder-centric
DIEZ Launches AED500 Million VC Fund Targeting Tech Startups
The new fund is launched under Oraseya Capital
DIEZ Launches AED500 Million VC Fund Targeting Tech Startups
The VC fund will support tech startups ranging from the pre-seed investment stage to the Series B phase
Portfolio News
Writer Announces $100 Million Series B
Portfolio News - 18 September 2023
Writer Announces $100 Million Series B
Writer, the leading Full-Stack Generative AI Platform for enterprises, announced its Series B funding round of $100 million today.
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