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FMO backs Algebra Ventures' second fund

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July 21, 2022, 10:03 p.m.
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FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has committed $10m in Algebra Ventures’ second fund.

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FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has committed $10m in Algebra Ventures’ second fund.

Marieke Roestenberg, Head of the FMO Ventures Program, said: “We are excited to partner with Algebra Ventures, one of the most deep-rooted and seasoned venture capital firms in Egypt.”

“FMO believes regional investors like Algebra Ventures play an instrumental role in both the creation and maturing of markets. We look forward to continuing to support and learn from the flourishing Egyptian venture capital ecosystem.” 

In addition to FMO who is investing through the FMO Ventures Program, other investing partners include the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The fund invests in technology start-ups in Egypt with an allocation for the wider Middle East and Africa region.

The fund will pursue early-stage investment opportunities in fintech, agritech, edtech, logistics, e-commerce and healthcare start-ups by partnering with high-potential founders to address specific market gaps in these sectors.

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