GPCA tracks private capital investment in startups in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East through privileged access to an extended network of member firms, global investors and entrepreneurs.

Twenty years ago, tech was an investment silo. Today, tech innovation permeates all industries, from manufacturing and real estate to healthcare, attracting investment across asset classes, from venture capital to private credit and private equity. 

Our work looks beyond the headlines to identify where entrepreneurs are adapting the best ideas from around the world to local contexts — and who is funding them.

GPCA is pleased to announce the launch of our Global Tech Council, as part of GPCA’s Leadership Councils. Inaugural members include Eric Acher (monashees), JP Gan (INCE Capital), Kuo-Yi Lim (Monk’s Hill Ventures), Sandeep Naik (General Atlantic), Sanjay Nath (Blume Ventures), Cem Sertoglu (Earlybird), Noor Sweid (Global Ventures), Christine Tsai (500 Global) and Scott Voss (HarvourVest)

Global Tech Brief

GPCA Global Tech Brief is a monthly newsletter covering tech transactions, fundraising activity and key news and policy updates across Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. View the latest editions.

2024 Trends in Global Tech

GPCA’s annual Trends in Global Tech report traces venture capital flows across Africa, India, China, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Amidst a global tech correction, market volatility and geopolitical headwinds, overall VC investment fell by 33% from 2021’s record high, but startups still attracted over USD100b in 2022, representing the second-highest year on record. This report highlights common investment themes across geographies, as well as all-time investment records in seed and early stage rounds at a time of significant adjustments in the global macroeconomic landscape. View Report

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As digitization spreads across industries and with the continued growth of venture capital, tech investment has grown to represent the majority of private capital activity in Asia, even amidst the global correction in 2022. This report examines some of the contours of the changing tech investment landscape in China, India and Southeast Asia, with a focus on emerging trends and cross-border insights.

View report. GPCA Members can log in to download the 2023 Emerging Tech Trends in Asia Excel file.


31 Global Foodtechs to Watch

Southeast Asia is emerging as a hotbed for foodtech innovation. Thirteen of the 31 venture-backed foodtech startups we profiled in our list of 31 Global Foodtechs to Watch are headquartered in Southeast Asia. View List

2022 Southeast Asia Startup Directory

This report highlights each company’s disclosed investors, sectors, and financing stages. The report also includes an analysis of the participation of corporate investors and government funding in backing startups, as well as the percentage of capital flowing to women-led startups. View Directory

GPCA Members can log in to receive exclusive access to the underlying data (Excel).

Startup Spotlight: Carro

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 arm SoftBank Ventures Asia first invested in the startup in 2017.

GPCA spoke with Carro CFO Ernest Chew about the…Read Full Interview

Additional tech coverage in Latin America is available through LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, including a dedicated tech newsletter, research team, VC/tech reports and directories and programs for tech investors.