Investors located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have participated in deals to back 14 unicorn companies each valued at $1B+ in private markets around the world, since 2009.
MENA investors hold stakes in 8 current global unicorns, including Careem Networks, Jetsmarter, Uber, and Apttus.
Dollars invested in Emirati tech startups first broke $100M in 2014, and sky-rocketed to over $1B last year.
Saudi Arabia's massive Public Investment Fund has become active in tech startup investing.
All of the companies in our infographic are based in the Emirate of Dubai. Collectively, these companies have raised approximately $2.3B.