Vostok Emerging Finance (VEF) invests in early and growth stage fintech companies across emerging and frontier markets. We take minority stakes and board representation where appropriate. VEF is structured as a publicly traded investment company, trading under the ticker VEMF SDB and listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm.
From a segment perspective, we focus on broader financial services inclusive of payments, credit, mobile money and marketplaces to name but a few. Geographically, we look for the more scalable emerging markets, either by country or homogenous region.
Firm believers in financial sector disruption, innovation and evolution, we noticed a clear capital supply gap and opportunity set in the emerging market arena, as most of the capital investing in the fintech theme was (and still is) focused on developed market opportunities. This is all aside from the stronger long term growth potential of emerging markets and the more obvious need for modern financial services in the emerging world. Hence the formation of Vostok Emerging Finance.
We are emerging market and fintech dedicated and experienced capital. We are long term investors and look to back the entrepreneurs (and their teams) through to exit.