Views from the Field: Assessing the State of Venture Capital in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets (EM) venture capital (VC) activity—in terms of number of deals completed and total capital invested, and as a percentage of overall EM private investment activity—reached record highs in 2014 and showed no signs of slowing down in the first half of 2015. Fund managers completed 472 investments and deployed US$4.5 billion in emerging markets via VC deals in 1H 2015, corresponding to increases of 40% and 23%, respectively, compared to 1H 2014.

To further assess the state of the VC industry in emerging markets, what VC trends investors should be paying attention to and what challenges lie ahead for this stage of investing, EMPEA recently reached out to relevant members to share their views on VC in the markets in which they are active. These industry experts share their insights below.

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The Evolution of the Early-stage VC Landscape in India
Aavishkaar │ Noshir Colah │ Operations Partner

The Role of Seed-stage Capital and the Steps for Start-up Success
Accion │ Tahira Dosani │ Director of Portfolio Engagement, Venture Lab

GP Interest in EM VC, in Addition to a Developed Markets VC Portfolio
Amadeus Capital Partners │ Pat Burtis │ Partner

Key Drivers for Success and Challenges for the Development of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Dalberg │ CJ Fonzi │ Senior Project Manager

Why LPs Should Be Paying Attention to VC in Southeast Asia
Digital Media Partners │ Dmitry Levit │ Partner

The Rise of Southeast Asia as the Next Fast-growing VC Market
Golden Gate Ventures │ Michael Lints │ Venture Partner

Evaluating the State of the VC Market in Turkey
idacapital  │ Cem Baytok │ Managing Partner

Drivers for Increased Interest in Fund Investing and Direct Investing in EM VC
International Finance Corporation │ Nikunj Jinsi │ Global Head, Venture Capital

Examining the State of the VC Market in China
Pantheon │ Jie Gong │ Partner

VC Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
TLcom │ Maurizio Caio │ Founder and Managing Partner