Egypt FinTech landscape report 2021 revealed a significant surge in venture capital investments directed to the FinTech and FinTech-enabled startups.
CAIRO - 5 April 2022: Egypt FinTech landscape report 2021 revealed a significant surge in venture capital investments directed to the FinTech and FinTech-enabled startups.
The recently issued report by FinTech Egypt - an initiative powered by the CBE- revealed the unprecedented growth rate of 300 percent in investments’ funding amounts attracted by this sector, during 2021 on a standalone basis.
Additionally, the report exhibited the extensive progress in the FinTech industry, starting with only 2 startups in 2014 to a total of 112 Egyptian FinTech and FinTech-enabled startups by 2021, with a strong uptrend of 55 times, and positioning Egypt among the top 4 active African countries in the FinTech Industry.
The report also accentuated the factors supporting FinTech industry’s growth in Egypt, notably, witnessing a leap in financial inclusion with rates reaching 56.2 percent, the expansion of mobile internet usage, reaching 57.3 percent of total population, in addition to more than 18 of FinTech supporting organizations, including; incubators, accelerators, investors, and supporting organizations in all fields of financial technology.
Egypt FinTech landscape also emphasized a sum of USD 250 Million has been injected into the FinTech & FinTech-enabled startups in the last 5 years, from USD 0.9mn in 2017 to USD159mn in 2021. Moreover, an uptrend of FinTech deals by 10 times between 2017 and 2021 (from only 3 deals in 2017 to 32 deals in 2021). It also revealed that 43 percent of FinTech and FinTech-enabled startups are looking forward to raise seed funding.
Worth noting that this report comes in context with CBE’s efforts in promoting the expansion of FinTech applications, monitoring developments in this vital industry, and providing a comprehensive overview of the capabilities and needs of FinTech contributors, as well as identifying the potential areas for support, collaboration, and partnership among FinTech ecosystem stakeholders, to achieve financial inclusion and digital transformation goals in Egypt.