17 Middle East and North African (MENA) crowdfunding companies have raised more than US$ 20,000,000 between 2012 and April 2016

27 Jun 2016

A new report from the Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the crowdfunding space in the Middle East & North Africa. The research breaks down the 17 companies into five categories within crowdfunding: reward-based crowdfunding, donation-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, real estate crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending.

As of April 2016, there have been 255 campaigns on reward-based crowdfunding websites since 2012. The average pledge made on MENA reward-based crowdfunding websites is $175.

A new report, Crowdfunding in the Middle East & North Africa was published by the Arab Advisors Group on June 23, 2016. The report sheds light on the performance of the crowdfunding space in the MENA region, since its arrival to the region in 2012. Each of the 17 companies in the industry are profiled, as the report covers key services of every crowdfunding player. Furthermore, key data of companies is presented throughout the report, covering data points such as average pledge, average funding achieved, percentage of campaigns successfully funded, and average percentage of goal funded.

The report was based on research done by the Arab Advisors Group, and includes analysis based on In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) with a number of Subject Matter Experts in the crowdfunding industry.

The 50-page report, containing over 200 data points, can be acquired as part of the subscription to the Arab Advisors Group’s Communications Strategic Research Services. Non-subscribers to Arab Advisors Group’s Communications Strategic Research Services can order the report individually for US$ 1,490. The report can also be acquired as part of a bundle that also includes Arab Advisors’ Electronic and Mobile Financial Services in Jordan and Jordan Retail Banking Market Survey reports at a discounted rate of US$ 3,500 for the three reports.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

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“Our interviews with crowdfunding executives have revealed that dealing with regulation is one of the biggest challenges faced by crowdfunding companies throughout the region.” Mr. Malik Malik, Arab Advisors Research Analyst said. Mr. Malik added that “The lack of regulation in the region means that pioneers in this space have to be constantly in conversation with regulatory bodies to not only ensure that their businesses can operate without friction from the government, but to help shape crowdfunding-related laws going forward.”

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