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
Total transactions estimate 80 Ω Individual companies 59 Ω Total realised exits 23 Ω A DFI version of approved venture-type deals available in XLS format 48 Ω Although EMMA transactions can all be considered venture, the approved deal sheet includes only principal BA, VC & SME PE investments $60mil+ in 48 deals Ω 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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- Is quick commerce only for startups or can traditional businesses also go for it?on September 29, 2021
Most traditional retail businesses, big and small, have struggled to navigate their journey of digital transformation. Due to the high costs associated with innovation, traditional businesses, not having access to high-risk capital, end up losing the battle with big-tech and end up getting disrupted. One of the recent challenges faced by such businesses is the The post Is quick commerce only for startups or can traditional businesses also go for it? appeared first on MENAbytes.
- Maqsad raises $2.1 million pre-seed to make education more accessible for ‘100 million’ Pakistani studentson September 20, 2021
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- BridgeLinx, Pakistan-based digital freight marketplace raises $10 million in country’s largest seedon September 14, 2021
Lahore-headquartered digital freight marketplace BridgeLinx has raised $10 million in the country’s largest seed round, it announced today. The round which is also one of the largest seed rounds of the region was led by Harry Stebbings’ 20 VC, Josh Buckley’s Buckley Ventures, and Indus Valley Capital. The startup said that the deal was oversubscribed The post BridgeLinx, Pakistan-based digital freight marketplace raises $10 million in country’s largest seed appeared first on MENAbytes.