61 exits

61 exits

This month we reviewed 61 MENA startup exits that happened from 01/2018 till now. The results of our analysis show that e-commerce and fintech witnessed the biggest activity and so did the UAE. Strategic acquisitions were the dominant exit type. More below.  ...

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WANTED: startup IPOs in the Middle East

WANTED: startup IPOs in the Middle East

Hope you stepped into 2021 with the right foot.   January is nearly over, so we will go directly to the heart of the matter: why are there no IPOs in our region? And what should be done so we have more of them?   We got a lot of startups with a small market...

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Popping bubbles in 2021

Popping bubbles in 2021

At last, 2020 is at its close (sigh). There are many ways to describe the last 12 months but let’s stay diplomatic—they were very eventful.   On the bright side, all that happens to us—good or bad—is an opportunity to learn and grow. We just have to grasp it. And...

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I have a (smart) farm in… the Middle East

I have a (smart) farm in… the Middle East

How many of you have ever considered investing in agritech? Let’s be honest—it’s definitely not that appealing compared to other sectors, partly because it’s too capital-intensive. Just recall the seed round of Pure Harvest, one of the best known agritech co’s in the...

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