Tunisian Anava Fund of Funds invests $5.2 million in Silicon Badia

Tunisian Anava Fund of Funds invests $5.2 million in Silicon Badia
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Smart Capital, the manager of Anava Fund of Funds based in Tunisia, has invested $5.2 million in Badia Impact Squared Fund (BIF2) to support early-stage tech startups.

  • Silicon Badia manages BIF2 which focuses on investing in Series A and B stages of tech startups in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Lebanon.
  • It is operational in the US and the Middle East and has invested in more than 80 technology startups in 15 industries and cities globally.
  • Anava has raised €40 million of its targeted €100 million and plans to invest in 13 private equity funds.
  • Anava is a financing initiative under the Startup Invest programme managed alongside Startup Tunisia (a national programme in Tunisia), Startup Act (focusing on incentives), and Startup Ecosystem (supporting support structures) by Smart Capital.