Sawari Ventures

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Sawari Ventures stands out as a prominent venture capital firm in the North African region, with a clear focus on investing in knowledge and innovation-based technologies. The firm’s investment thesis underscores its commitment to supporting growth and early-stage startups across various sectors, including consumer internet, fintech, edtech, healthtech, deeptech, e-commerce, and enabling infrastructure. Additionally, Sawari Ventures contributes to the development of the region’s early-stage ecosystem through its seed stage investments and partnerships with organizations like Flat6Labs.

The firm operates based on core convictions centered around innovation, value creation, and responsible investment. Sawari Ventures recognizes the abundant talent in the region and aims to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary resources, including capital and support, to transform industries and drive economic growth. By actively engaging with portfolio companies beyond providing capital, Sawari Ventures aims to foster sustainable success and capitalize on opportunities.

Furthermore, Sawari Ventures prioritizes responsible investment practices by integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into its decision-making processes. The firm aims not only to create value for its portfolio and investors but also to contribute positively to the wider ecosystem and societies in which it operates. Through its tailored framework for ESG integration and efforts to raise awareness and build capacity in ESG matters, Sawari Ventures aims to establish itself as a leader in promoting impact investing in the region.

The dual fund structure, comprising the North Africa Fund I and Egypt Fund I, reflects Sawari Ventures’ strategic approach to mobilizing both international capital from development finance institutions (DFIs) and domestic capital from local stakeholders. This combination of international expertise with local knowledge and roots demonstrates Sawari Ventures’ deep understanding of the local ecosystem and its commitment to leveraging resources effectively.

Since its establishment in 2010, Sawari Ventures has made significant strides, with a current assets under management (AUM) of $70 million and investments in 19 companies and 2 seed stage vehicles. Through its continued efforts, Sawari Ventures is poised to play a crucial role in driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development in North Africa.


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