2021 MENA VC Impact Investment Report


VC Impact investments are venture capital investments made into startups with the aim to generate positive social and environmental impact across sectors like healthcare, education, and agriculture. They have now become a critical feature of the MENA entrepreneurial landscape, supporting local and regional initiatives to enhance sustainable growth and economic development. Produced by Magnitt, Wa’ed sponsors the 2021 MENA VC Impact Investment Report, which tries to shed some light on the VC impact investment ecosystem in MENA since 2016. The report reveals that $444m was invested across 403 deals by impact-driven startups across the region since 2016. This accounts for 7% of all venture capital (VC) deployed in MENA startups between 2016 and the third quarter of 2021. The information gathered in the report aims to enable a more informed conversation on this space between stakeholders, and to attract greater investment and support for impact-driven sectors and startups.