The Evolution of the KSA Startup Ecosystem | A Wa'ed Ventures Report



How Wa'ed Ventures Is Empowering The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Saudi Arabia

Wa'ed Ventures is a US$500 million venture fund investing in the next generation of transformative startups which are taking advantage of disruptive technologies.

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STV Founder And CEO Abdulrahman Tarabzouni Aims To Help Create The Next Digital Giants Of The Middle East

With over US$800 million in capital, STV backs and scales the region's most exciting and disruptive technology companies, primarily focused on growth-stage technology.

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Saudi Venture Capital Company's Nabeel Koshak On Creating a Healthy Investor Ecosystem in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Venture Capital Company is a government-backed investment company with US$1.5 billion in assets under management, aiming to stimulate and sustain financing for startups and SMEs from pre-seed to pre-initial public offering.

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Tracking Jahez's Five-Year Journey To Become A Unicorn In Saudi Arabia's Hypergrowth Consumer-Tech Market

Jahez achieved this stellar exit within five years of establishing itself, while delivering a cumulative 100 million meals to Saudi customers through 19,900 merchants and 52,400 delivery partners.


Meet the Most Active Investors In Saudi Arabia

This list has been compiled for (Saudi) startup founders to get familiar with- in case you might approach them in the future, to assess their impact on your cap table.

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Infographic: Tracking How Saudi Arabia's Startup Funding Skyrocketed In 2022

Saudi Arabia may be relatively new on its entrepreneurial and digital economy journey, but the Kingdom's laser focus on developing a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem has helped startup activity grow, and quickly.

Starting a Business A KSA Startup Using Deep Learning To Drive Road Safety is a company that uses computer vision and deep learning to design intelligent traffic analytic software to help reduce road accidents.

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A Guide To The Most Notable (And Active) Accelerator Programs For Startups In Saudi Arabia

Accelerators typically run for a set period of time, ranging from a few weeks to a few months, and they often include a structured curriculum or program of events designed to assist startups in learning and growing.

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In Conversation With 500 Global's Amal Dokhan On Nurturing Early-Stage MENA Startups

500 Global is a global venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, United States, that invests across stages with a focus on technology and innovation.


Nuqtah: At The Cross-Section Of Saudi Arabia's Creative And Digital Economies

The beta version of was launched in September 2022, hosting hundreds of live non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and with 3000+ users on a waitlist.

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How the Saudi Government Has Streamlined The Kingdom for Fintech

Saudi Arabia is geared to reach its goal of 70% cashless transactions before 2025.

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Infographic: Saudi Arabia's Startup Investment Ecosystem Development Timeline

Since 2017, the number of local venture capitalists have ballooned, predominantly investing in seed-stage and early-stage startups.


Three Trends To Watch In Saudi Arabia's Startup Ecosystem

Many international VCs that have started to keep an eye on the Saudi market are also assessing it as a potential market for their international portfolio companies.