Today, MENA has roughly 3000 active startups, from pre-seed stage to beyond series B
In 4 charts, the Handbook breaks down the pipeline of active startups by stage and country.
Only 26% of the prospects in the pre-seed pipeline may fit the minimum requirements for VC investment
Knowing this information beforehand can set your expectations if you are a seed investor or an accelerator.
Roughly 50% of MENA pre-seed and seed startups never make it to the next stage
In 6 charts, the Handbook covers success and failure rates of pre-seed, seed, and series A startups, as well as by country. Use this to calculate your expected return.
MENA seed startups are normally priced between $1M and $9M
In 6 charts, the Handbook covers premoney valuation at seed stage, and experimentally at series A and series B, as well as by country.
There is simply no other source available as of 2023 who provides this level of visibility on MENA early stage data and venture lifecycle in MENA, UAE, Saudi and Egypt.