Our mission is to offer unique funds for those who believe the best opportunities for profit, impact and innovation can be found in frontier markets.

Strong returns

Strong returns

Private investments in Fund 1 have generated returns between 5x-7x

Unique deal flow

Unique deal flow

We have unparalleled access to deal flow in our regions of operation

Value added

Value added

We are indispensable to our founders, ensuring they reach their true potential

Strategic network

Strategic network

We invest alongside leading strategic and financial investors

Truly differentiated

Truly differentiated

A strategy generating a truly differentiated source of returns from frontier markets

We invest in frontier innovators

We look for businesses with the following characteristics:

  • They offer a product or service which solves an unserved, acute pain point in the economy
  • They provide a solution for a large addressable market
  • They are led by founders with a track record of successful implementation
Zoodmall: The largest cross-border eCommerce platform in Central Asia.
ZoodPay: Payment solution for online customers to buy local and cross-border items. The service targets customers across Central Asia and the Middle East.
Finmedia: FinTech business providing airtime advance, digital content and mobile financial services.
Inspiring Development Microfinance Institution: Leading microfinance institution serving MSMEs in Uzbekistan.
Billz: SaaS enterprise software platform and ecosystem for SME retailers in Uzbekistan.

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Once we have identified an attractive market, and a sufficient number of actionable deals, we will launch a Fund. Our Funds aim to offer a truly differentiated source of returns.

Ground breaking Private Equity in Uzbekistan Audio & Video (34:15 listen)

bne IntelliNews editor-in-chief Ben Aris talks to Kiyan Zandiyeh and Alex Branton, investment managers at Sturgeon that has been working in the region since the early days about the progress the country has made and where the opportunities lie.

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An introduction to Sturgeon’s impact investing approach Insights

In this edition of Sturgeon Insights, the team introduce their data-driven approach to impact investing. The central premise of the team’s rigorous impact framework is that investing in innovative, technology-enabled companies that create private-sector jobs can generate long-term sustainable social impact and superior financial returns for investors.

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A ‘new economy’ approach to frontier market investing Insights

In this edition of Sturgeon Insights, the team write about how the emergence of cheaper forms of technology and increased levels of connectivity have transformed the nature of investing in frontier markets.

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