Middle East investors at our Startup Battlefield, Beirut, October 3rd – Grab your tickets now – TechCrunch
TechCrunch will quickly maintain it’s first ever Startup Battlefield MENA competitors devoted to the MENA area, in Beirut, Lebanon, on October Third. The occasion will showcase the launch of 15 of the most well liked startups in MENA on stage for the primary time. We’ll even be joined by among the main investments companies in MENA. If you wish to be in the identical room, you’d higher seize your tickets now.
Right here, we showcase simply among the traders sending key companions to the occasion:
Outlierz Ventures, is a seed funding fund, based mostly out of Morocco, offering good capital to African tech enabled startups.
Based in 2017, the fund invests in tech enabled firms fixing an actual drawback in a key sector with an modern method and a scalable enterprise mannequin (fintech, insurtech, agritech, healthtech, B2B marketplaces, logistics, and many others).
The agency sees “great alternatives on the intersection of tech, entrepreneurship and African economies” and says “there may be expertise however not sufficient cash and applicable sources to develop scalable startups from these rising ecosystems.” That’s why it’s endeavoring to vary this and allow entrepreneurs to develop profitable companies from Africa to the World.
A few of its key investments to this point embrace Sokowatch, WaystoCap and Asoko Perception.
Berytech Fund II is a 51 million US Greenback Beirut-based Enterprise Capital Fund. Funds have been obtained from main banks in Lebanon beneath the Round 331 issued by the Lebanon Central Financial institution, an initiative that has performed a major function within the activation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lebanon. This fund comes following the in depth help offered by Berytech within the constructing, promotion and administration of an ecosystem for start-ups and rising firms over the previous 15 years.
Berytech goals to show modern concepts into profitable companies, supporting and stimulating entrepreneurship, via incubation, enterprise help & growth, internet hosting in high-tech infrastructure, funding options, teaching, networking, coaching and mentoring.
Within the final 12 months it’s participated in funding rounds for: Cherpa, scriptr.io and BSynchro anong others.
Leap Ventures is a tech-focused entrepreneur-led enterprise capital agency that operates in MENA and Europe. Leaps founders have over 20 years every of entrepreneurial expertise beneath their belts. Consequently, discussions and collaborations are put in an entrepreneur-to-entrepreneur context.
The Lebanese-centric crew based mostly out of the Beirut Digital District (BDD), additionally with an workplace in Dubai, consists of 4 companions, every with a wealth of expertise. Founder Henri Asseily himself is the founding father of Shopzilla / Bizrate, exited for $569 million, together with Hala Fadel who’s the chair of the MIT Enterprise Discussion board for the Pan Arab Area, in addition to being a telecoms enterprise entrepreneurs and the founding father of Beirut’s area Coworking+961.
The fund seeks investments that vary between $5 million and $10 million per firm. So, Lebanese firms at progress stage and Sequence B are on the agenda.
Portfolio firms embrace Keeward, Power24, HedgeGuard, Kirontech, Sqwirl Lab, NAR, MyKi, InMobiles, U-Flip, Pandacraft, Dejbox, ConnectAgri, KEAKR, SnapEvent, Troy Dimension and Brigad.
Endure Capital is an early stage funding VC agency headed by entrepreneurs. Endure prides itself on being founder-focused. It believes within the folks behind the thought, and works with them via challenges, hurdles and goals.
Is latest investments embrace Mawdoo3, FORASNA, BasharSoft, Wuzzuf, Shezlong, Nawah Scientific, Sourceress, Fats Llama and Facet Biosystems.
Graphene Ventures is a enterprise capital agency that focuses on early and progress stage tech firms in enterprise software program,client expertise, well being tech, fintech and blockchain applied sciences
Its investments embrace WakeCap Applied sciences, b8ta, Everledger, Lyft, Jiobit and Zum.
Flat6Labs is Sawari Ventures’ devoted startup accelerator for seed stage investments. Launched in Cairo in 2011, it assists and encourages entrepreneurs all through the important first steps of growth. Each 4 months, it funds and mentors plenty of fastidiously chosen start-ups from Egypt and the MENA area, offering them with seed capital and bodily internet hosting at its premises. As well as, it gives interaction-based mentorship and academic experiences, organized at the side of the American College in Cairo.
Flat6Labs’ philosophy is centered on immersing entrepreneurs into the real-world challenges of making and managing profitable enterprises in an open, collaborative and value-added atmosphere. In Might 2012, Flat6Labs joined the International Accelerator Community (GAN), as the primary member from Africa.
A few of its latest investments embrace WNNA, Nural, Chefaa, Tombeely, MedMisr, Elkrem, Vynd, Dabchy, Harmonica and Crowdsway.
Silicon Badia is a enterprise capital agency investing in expertise firms globally.
Silicon Badia participates in seed rounds, injecting anyplace between $50,000 and $500,000. Since its launch in 2012, it has invested in 31 U.S. startups, and is seeking to elevate extra money. It additionally manages Badia Impression Fund, which invests in Arab startups. Traders embrace the European Funding Financial institution, the European Financial institution for Reconstruction and Improvement, Cisco and the King Abdullah II Fund for Improvement. So far, it has a portfolio of 12 startups, together with climate forecaster ArabiaWeather, e-commerce web site ShopGo, and restaurant reservation portal Reserveout. Investments vary from $500,000 to $four million.
Its latest funding embrace Perpetually Labs, Swvl, rOcean, Brace, liwwa, Tremendous Dispatch, Bayzat, Novo, Plot and Perpetually Labs.
Headquartered in Dubai with a crew in Saudi Arabia, VentureSouq operates a big co-investment platform with a worldwide funding portfolio. Its portfolio consists of firms similar to Fetchr, Souqalmal and Reddit, amongst others.
Different investments embrace Substack, Telfaz11, Mighty Buildings (YC W18), Frontier Automobile Group, HelloVerify, Edwin, BioCarbon Engineering, TODAQ and Confirmed Skincare.
Tickets to this occasion — our first on this a part of the world — value $29 (together with VAT), and you should purchase your tickets proper right here.
Startup Battlefield consists of three preliminary rounds with 15 groups — 5 startups per spherical — who’ve solely six minutes to pitch and current a stay demo to a panel of professional technologists and VC traders. After every pitch, the judges have six minutes to grill the crew with powerful questions. That is all after the free pitch-coaching they obtain from TechCrunch editors.
One startup will emerge the winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 — and obtain a US$25,000 no-equity money prize and win a visit for 2 to compete within the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2019 (assuming the corporate nonetheless qualifies to compete on the time).
Becoming a member of us on stage would be the following audio system, drawn from most of the key founders and traders within the area. Listed below are the audio system to this point for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 and there are extra to come back!
Supply hyperlink – https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/11/middle-east-investors-at-our-startup-battlefield-beirut-october-Third-grab-your-tickets-now/