Venture Capitalist

altVenture Capital expertise & know-how


This particular adventure capitalist has had the privilege & opportunity to venture across EMMA

In relatively large numbers, and different sectors, stages, sizes & shapes

And by using a number of institutional fund & direct investment vehicles


Track record

Total transactions estimate 80      Individual companies 59      Total realised exits 23      A DFI version of approved venture-type deals available in XLS format 48      Although EMMA transactions can all be considered venture, the approved deal sheet includes only principal BA, VC & SME PE investments $60mil+ in 48 deals      Vs. PE, RE & PIPE investments $200mil+ in 11 deals

To execute 59 individual venture transactions, one probably needed to evaluate 30x the opportunities & see many more than that; building a strong acumen for emerging companies…

I am interested in hearing your venture story for potential Emerging Market Venture Capital Advisory


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