Bobir Akilkhanov joins advisory board for Sturgeon Uzbekistan Fund

Sturgeon Capital is pleased to announce that Bobir Akilkhanov is joining the Advisory Board for its Uzbekistan-focused fund. Bobir is a serial tech entrepreneur with 20 years of experience founding and scaling multiple eight-figure companies from scratch. He is a member of the Forbes Tech Council, and is currently working on a remote work solutions product and has an IT consultancy agency as well. An Uzbek national, Bobir has lived in Australia, Russia and now resides in Dallas, USA.

The Sturgeon Uzbekistan Growth Equity Fund (SUGEF) is focussed on investing in early-stage technology companies solving the key issues that affect the day-to-day lives of businesses and consumers in Uzbekistan. To date it has made six investments, with a particular focus on marketplaces and business software solutions, and the opportunities to overlay financial services and fintech with these models. SUGEF is committed to profit with a purpose, and aims to support half a million jobs through its portfolio companies while delivering 5x return for investors.

Bobir: “Being native to Uzbekistan I always wanted to be involved in the Uzbek tech industry but unfortunately for a very long time it was closed for outside investments. I am joining Sturgeon Capital because we have similar views on the untapped but rapidly emerging market of Uzbekistan.”

Sturgeon CIO Kiyan Zandiyeh: “We’re pleased to announce that Bobir will be joining the advisory board of our dedicated Uzbekistan fund. Given our focus on investing and backing entrepreneurs within Uzbekistan’s technology eco-system, Bobir’s experience and success as an Uzbek entrepreneur in a range of different businesses will be invaluable to both our portfolio companies and our fund.”


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