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The state of pre-seed startups in Mena

Data Nuggets

More than 35% of pre-seed startups are based in the UAE, with 26.5% based in Egypt.

E-commerce and marketplace continue to dominate the new pipeline of startups that are beginning to emerge.

Cheque sizes worth $5000 to $10,000 dominate with founders investing about 46% of total investment

Women account for just a quarter of entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa