Startup Spotlight

Carro is a Singapore-based auto resale marketplace that raised a USD360m Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 in May 2021, with participation from MSIG, EV Growth, Provident Growth, Indies Capital, Endeavor, Ion Pacific and many other existing shareholders. SoftBank has been backing Carro since its venture capital… Read More

EMPEA Rebrands as the Global Private Capital Association

Representing investors across Asia, Latin America, Africa, CEE and the Middle East NEW YORK, June 29, 2021: EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital investment in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Middle East, today announced it is now the Global… Read More

EMPEA Member Profile: Development Partners International

DPI has been investing growth capital in Africa since 2007. How has investor sentiment toward the region evolved since your inception and how is that reflected in your LP base? In the early 2000s, the “Africa Rising” narrative, catalyzed by high-digit growth rates and greater political and macro-economic stability across… Read More

GPCA Member Profile: Cerberus Capital Management

Cerberus Capital Management has been making private credit investments in emerging markets since 2017. What makes these markets, and Latin America specifically, an attractive destination for credit strategies? Cerberus has been investing globally across credit strategies for nearly three decades. Our first foray into emerging markets dates back to the… Read More

GPCA Member Profile: Horizon Capital

How has the private capital landscape changed in Emerging Europe, and in Ukraine in particular, since Horizon Capital began investing in the region in 2006? Since the launch of Horizon Capital, technology has become the ultimate equalizer – eliminating borders and enabling founders from any nation to seize opportunities to… Read More

EMPEA Inaugurates New Asia Headquarters in Singapore

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Weiss OWeiss@GPCapital.org | press@GPCapital.org | +1.646.315.6737 EMPEA INAUGURATES NEW ASIA HEADQUARTERS IN SINGAPORE New York, NY, 14 April 2021: EMPEA, the industry association for private capital investment in Africa, Asia, CEE, Latin America and the Middle East,… Read More

Startup Spotlight

Lynk is a Hong Kong-based expert network that raised a USD24m Series B in January 2021 from Brewer Lane Ventures, MassMutual Ventures and the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund. Lynk connects investors and businesses with a global network of over 800,000 experts. EMPEA spoke with CEO Peggy Choi about what… Read More

Technology Deals Shine Across Slower African Deal Landscape

Africa’s technology sector has remained a bright spot across the continent’s private-investment landscape even as the coronavirus pandemic dampened overall investment volume along with many of the region’s economies. “The bright spot of opportunity has been around e-commerce, fintech and related sectors,” said Cate Ambrose, a board member and chief… Read More

Startup Spotlight: Elsa

Google’s AI-focused Gradient Ventures kicked off 2021 by leading a USD15m Series B for ELSA, a Vietnam-based edtech focused on English learning, with participation from Vietnam Investments Group, SIG, Endeavor Catalyst, and Globant Ventures, and follow-on from Monk’s Hill Ventures and SOSV.  EMPEA interviewed ELSA co-founder… Read More

Startup Spotlight: Avant Meats

EMPEA interviewed Carrie Chan, Co-Founder, and CEO of Avant Meats, an alt protein startup using cellular agriculture to grow premium fish, in addition to beef and other animal proteins. Founded in 2018 and based in Hong Kong, Avant Meats has raised early funding from a range… Read More



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