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Trends In Global VC+Tech

EMPEA’s Inaugural Report On Venture-Backed Startups Across EM

Today, Asia is an epicenter of global startup momentum and the year 2019 marked records for venture investment in a number of emerging private capital markets, including Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and CEE & CIS. Venture Capital in emerging markets has more than doubled (in dollar terms) since 2014, tracing a steady growth trajectory that will be disrupted by the 2020 COVID-19 global health pandemic in ways foreseen and unforeseen.

Opportunities for innovation around health care, education, and logistics are at the forefront as we collectively adjust and respond to new global realities. One certainty: The resilience and resourcefulness of global entrepreneurs will be tested in the year ahead as the need for cost-effective solutions to complex problems comes into sharper view.

Access Trends in Global VC+Tech, EMPEA’s inaugural report on venture-backed startups across emerging markets with 2019 data on VC fundraising and investments, as well as market breakdowns including top VC deals by size, most active venture investors, and tech sector highlights.


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EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

I’m honored to join fellow industry pioneers in the leadership of an unparalleled network, filled with first movers, shaping the future of industries and communities.

Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

EMPEA's market and industry intelligence opens doors to new sources of capital.  I look forward to the future success of EMPEA and its members.

Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company