The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which recently took part in the $2.5m fund that was raised by Palestine’s Ibtikar, is heavily investing in a number of startups across the MENA region.
Part of the World Bank Group, IFC has reached a total sum of $26.2bn in investments in Arab-based startups.
Another $1.2m were raised for the Cairo-based Flat6Labs.
The investments are all part of the IFC’s initiative to support startups with a sum of $30m in an attempt to create better market conditions for SMEs and entrepreneurship in the World Bank member countries.
Previous notable IFC investments in MENA startups included a $27m injection in Souq.com and $6m in Fawry.