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Swvl: solving mass transit problems in frontier markets August 31, 2021 in Frontier Blog

We report on Swvl, a company solving mass transit problems in frontier markets that is set to become the first Egyptian start-up to go public outside of Egypt.

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Trendyol, Hepsiburada, and the rise of Turkish tech August 31, 2021 in Frontier Blog

We discuss the rise of Turkish technology start-ups, focusing in particular on Trendyol and Hepsiburada.

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Kaspi: The shapeshifter August 24, 2021 in News

The incredible story of Kaspi. From humble beginnings as a Kazakhstan commercial bank, to becoming one of the world's most dominant and comprehensive super-apps. Insight into this frontier markets business with comment from Sturgeon CIO, Kyan Zandiyeh.

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Interview: Why Sturgeon Capital invests in Uzbekistan startups August 05, 2021 in News

Sturgeon CIO, Kiyan Zandiyeh, is interviewed by SPOT magazine and discusses why the fund invests in Uzbekistan startups, what makes the local market attractive, and what project founders should do to find investment.

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Blue Collar HRm Digitalising the frontier workforce July 19, 2021 in Insights

Across frontier markets, blue collar workers are the backbone of economic growth yet they are poorly supported by technology for their Human Resources requirements. In this Sturgeon insight report we analyse the start-ups addressing this gap in the market, the solutions that have been developed and the challenges they face.

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Sturgeon Capital leads $1.2m round Zip24, for SaaS business revolutionising logistics July 01, 2021 in News

Sturgeon Capital is pleased to announce an investment in Zip24, a fast-growing SaaS business optimising logistics for ecommerce players across emerging and frontier markets.

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Uzbekistan: From privatising everything to leapfrogging 30 years June 28, 2021 in Articles

Forbes discovers why London VC's are looking to Uzbekistan to create new tech unicorns. Exploring how this historic country is emerging from a 1970s-style communism to a digital 21st century economy. With comment from Sturgeon's Investment Director, Alex Branton.

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Investing in frontier markets SaaS startup June 28, 2021 in News

Zip24, a logistics SaaS startup with an operating base in Tashkent, Uzbekistan has raised $1.2 million in a round led by UK’s Sturgeon Capital. With two products spanning delivery management and warehouse management systems, Zip24 is already serving customers in over 20 countries.

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The new Brics: Frontier markets to watch and avoid June 07, 2021 in News

Wealth Manager magazine explores the turbo-charged frontier markets that display impressive growth potential over the coming years, with input from Sturgeon's CIO, Kiyan Zandiyeh, and Investment Director, Alex Branton.

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Digital payments and banking in Uzbekistan June 07, 2021 in Frontier Blog

We discuss the history of digital payments and banking in Uzbekistan and reflect on TBC’s acquisition of Payme.

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