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BNPL Super App ZoodPay raises $38M Series B November 12, 2021

Sturgeon portfolio company ZoodPay, the frontier market “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) Super App, has successfully raised $38M in its latest funding round. With further participation by Sturgeon alongside Zain Group’s venture capital arm ‘Zain Ventures’, and other key strategic global investors.

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PeopleForce raises $700k to expand its HR Management solution for SMB’s in frontier markets September 21, 2021

PeopleForce, an HRM solution based out of Kyiv, Ukraine, closes their latest round of investment led by Sturgeon Capital, with the participation of other strategic investors.

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Interview: How and why do British investors invest in startups in Central Asia? September 17, 2021

Sturgeon Investment Director, Robin Butler, is interviewed by STEPPE magazine and discusses the specifics of investing in technology startups in the Central Asian market, Sturgeon's search for interesting startups and the conditions for working with companies in the region.

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Kaspi: The shapeshifter August 24, 2021

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

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

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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Investing in frontier markets SaaS startup June 28, 2021

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

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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How to invest in frontier countries: Uzbekistan June 04, 2021

Swen Lorenz of Undervalued-Shares.com discusses the e-commerce and tech-related investment opportunities in Uzbekistan and provides advice as to how investors can access private equity investments in the country.

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Technology will save emerging markets from sluggish growth April 14, 2021

Emerging nations are adopting cutting-edge technology at a lower and lower cost, which is allowing them to fuel domestic demand and overcome traditional obstacles to growth. Digitisation is proving that it will transform developing countries even as globalisation contracts.

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