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Venture capital investments in Saudi startups triple to $584 million

Saudi Arabia is proud of its emerging startup scene, but oil remains the bedrock of the Saudi economy.
(L to R) Amos Hochstein, the US senior adviser for Energy Security, speaks with the Saudi Investment Minister Khalid al-Falih.

Saudi Arabia experienced a major increase in venture capital investment during the first half of 2022. 

Investment in Saudi startups rose 244% to a record high of $584 million compared to the first half of 2021. A total of 88 investors have made deals with Saudi startups this year, Saudi Venture Capital said in a press release. 

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