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mevp.com

Investments

89

Portfolio Exits

8

Funds

5

Partners & Customers

1

About Middle East Venture Partners

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) is a Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of companies run by entrepreneurs primarily, but not exclusively, in Lebanon and the greater Levant region.

Headquarters Location

Ring Building, 6th floor Fouad Chehab Avenue

Beirut,

Lebanon

+961-1-999-605

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ماني فيللوز تحصل على 31 مليون دولار في جولة تمويل السلسلة ب

Nov 13, 2022

Money Fellows, one of the leading Egyptian fintech platforms, announces the first close of its Series B round with a $31 million investment led by CommerzVentures, Middle East Venture Partners (“MEVP”), and Arzan Venture Capital. Invenfin, National Investment Company (“NIC”) and existing investors such as Partech, Sawari Ventures, 4DX and P1Ventures also participated in the round. Money Fellows is a mobile-based platform that digitises money circles or Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) that are widely known as “Gameya” in Egypt and other Arab countries. Money fellows is the first to offer next-generation digital ROSCAs globally. Users can effectively manage and plan their financial obligations and achieve their financial goals through the platform. Money Fellows offers a secure and convenient alternative to traditional finance that is more social, culturally favourable, affordable, and incentivising. With hundreds of thousands of monthly active users and a solid 8x YoY growth, the company has become one of the favourite financial apps for Egyptians. The round will allow Money Fellows to accelerate its exponential growth by diversifying its portfolio of services and expanding its product offerings across the B2C and B2B segments, as well as its geographical expansion across Africa and Asia. The market is largely untapped and ripe for disruption with 2.4 billion people globally, using money circles through traditional channels. "We are proud to share with our stakeholders and users the progress and growth which led Money Fellows to become one of the market-leading fintechs in Egypt, facilitating financial inclusion and digital transformation in the country. We wouldn’t have reached such an important funding milestone without the firm backing of our existing investors who understand and support the company's vision as well as the perseverance and belief of our new partners in the company and the team’s ability to execute,” said Ahmed Wadi, Founder and CEO of Money Fellows. “The support we received from leading local and global venture capital firms in times of instability and scarcity of growth capital rounds is a testament to their faith and confidence in our business model, our team and the overall opportunity that lies in the Egyptian market” Ahmed added. During the meeting, Dr. Amr Talaat reviewed the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to maintain Egypt's distinguished position in the entrepreneurship and startup sectors, where the country enjoys a leading position in terms of annual deals within startups operating in the ICT sector, and comes second in volume of investments across the MENA region. Dr. Talaat also pointed out the Ministry’s strategy in supporting startups and increasing foreign investments. The strategy includes the establishment of Digital Egypt Innovation Centers, through which training is provided to startups, in addition to providing business acceleration, incubation programs and matchmaking opportunities with investors from leading companies in the ICT sector, both local and international, during which negotiations are held successfully in most cases, as was the case with Money Fellows, where capital is injected into startups enabling them to increase their footprint and expand their product offerings into new markets. Hangwi Muambadzi, Venture Partner at CommerzVentures said “Money Fellows is already a standout national success story, and we are incredibly excited to partner with the company as they begin the next phase in their growth journey. Ahmed and his stellar team have delivered a transformative solution that will continue to enable millions to achieve their financial goals. Rotating Savings and Credit Associations have been deeply embedded in emerging markets across the world for centuries. It is brilliant to see this new digital RoSCA-driven model emerge from Africa, creating a trusted model of delivering financial solutions and setting a new standard for using localised solutions to solve global opportunities. "  Jad El Boustani, Managing Director and Germine Bouchnack, Associate and Egypt’s Operations Manager at MEVP said “What an inspiring journey Money Fellows have gone through! We have been following the company since its launch and we are impressed by what Ahmed and his team have achieved. Their ability to crack such a difficult model enables them to provide a highly recurring and sticky financing option to a largely untapped and underbanked population. Money Fellows is on track to become the go-to platform for financial services in emerging markets. We are very excited to become part of the company’s journey!”  Stuart Gast, Invenfin CEO commented: “Digitizing widely used and culturally familiar money circles will be a key driver for achieving greater financial inclusion, not only in Egypt but in other emerging markets too. Invenfin is proud to partner with the Money Fellows team and co-investors in delivering transformative solutions in these key and fast-growing markets.” Laith Zraikat, Partner at Arzan Venture Capital commented: “This is the second investment of our new Arzan VC Fund III and our largest ticket to date. Money Fellows embodies the kind of teams, ideas and products that we love to support; strong teams working on big ideas that change lives across the world. The innovation and uniqueness of the technology developed by the team has resulted in a highly scalable and frictionless experience for its users who traditionally opted out of the ROSCA model due to the many barriers and risks involved. We are excited to be working with Ahmed, the team and our co-investors to make this dream a reality and bring Money Fellows to the rest of the world.”

Middle East Venture Partners Investments

89 Investments

Middle East Venture Partners has made 89 investments. Their latest investment was in Invygo as part of their Series A on October 10, 2022.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/31/2022

Series A

Invygo

$10M

Yes

7

10/31/2022

Series B

MoneyFellows

$31M

Yes

28

9/28/2022

Series B - II

Eat

$6M

No

1

9/14/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

8/30/2022

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

Date

10/31/2022

10/31/2022

9/28/2022

9/14/2022

8/30/2022

Round

Series A

Series B

Series B - II

Series A

Seed VC - II

Company

Invygo

MoneyFellows

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$10M

$31M

$6M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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No

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

28

1

10

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Middle East Venture Partners Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Middle East Venture Partners has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Melltoo on August 15, 2022.

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Exit

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Acquirer

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8/15/2022

Acquired

$99M

10

4/25/2022

Acquired

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10

2/4/2022

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

7/14/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

2/3/2021

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10

Date

8/15/2022

4/25/2022

2/4/2022

7/14/2021

2/3/2021

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10

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Middle East Venture Partners Fund History

5 Fund Histories

Middle East Venture Partners has 5 funds, including Middle East Venture Fund III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/11/2019

Middle East Venture Fund III

$65M

7

11/4/2015

Middle East Venture Partners II

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$99M

10

12/4/2014

The Building Block Equity Fund SICAR

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$99M

10

3/5/2014

IMPACT Fund

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$99M

10

6/15/2010

Middle East Venture Partners Fund LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/11/2019

11/4/2015

12/4/2014

3/5/2014

6/15/2010

Fund

Middle East Venture Fund III

Middle East Venture Partners II

The Building Block Equity Fund SICAR

IMPACT Fund

Middle East Venture Partners Fund LP

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Amount

$65M

$99M

$99M

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$99M

Sources

7

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Middle East Venture Partners Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Middle East Venture Partners has 1 strategic partners and customers. Middle East Venture Partners recently partnered with Dubai International Financial Centre on March 3, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/10/2018

Partner

United Arab Emirates

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) DIFC and Middle East Venture Partners Sign Agreement to Strengthen Regional Technology Venture Capital Ecosystem.

Commenting on future collaboration between the two entities , Arif Amiri , said : `` As one of the first Venture Capital Asset Managers licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority , MEVP is an important partner for us at Dubai International Financial Centre .

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Date

3/10/2018

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Arab Emirates

News Snippet

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) DIFC and Middle East Venture Partners Sign Agreement to Strengthen Regional Technology Venture Capital Ecosystem.

Commenting on future collaboration between the two entities , Arif Amiri , said : `` As one of the first Venture Capital Asset Managers licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority , MEVP is an important partner for us at Dubai International Financial Centre .

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Middle East Venture Partners Team

5 Team Members

Middle East Venture Partners has 5 team members, including , .

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Title

Status

Rani Saad

Founder

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