BRINC ARTESIAN EMDE ACCESS FUND

SYNOPSIS

OPPORTUNITY & OBJECTIVE

Emerging Markets & Developing Economies (EMDEs) have favourable demographics, a thriving middle class, rapid urbanisation and rising educational standards making them ripe for investment.

 

In this Fund we focus on 4 key EMDEs with strong indicators of burgeoning entrepreneurial activity and investment returns - China, India, ASEAN. & MENA. 

Within these markets we target the following industries, closely aligned with ESG principles, which we believe will produce the next generation of game changing startups:

  • Clean Energy

  • Sustainable Food & Agriculture

  • Health & Medical Technology

  • Smart Cities & Mobility

ABOUT BRINC ARTESIAN

BrincArtesian is a joint venture between Brinc and Artesian, combining their experience, resources, geographical footprint, infrastructure and networks offering access to high quality investment opportunities across EMDEs.

 

  • Artesian, established in 2004 as an alternative asset manager, is Australia’s largest and most active seed stage venture capital firm with more than $400M FUM and 400+ portfolio companies. Artesian has operations in Australia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, USA and UK.

  • Brinc, established in 2014, is one of Asia’s most active technology accelerators specializing in connected hardware (IoT), drones, robotics, food technology and clean energy. Brinc has 110 portfolio companies in Hong Kong with deep networks across Asia, MENA and Europe.

STRATEGY

The Fund will identify, nurture and invest in a diverse portfolio of early stage, capital-lite startups capable of producing 5-25x  returns from increasingly active <$250M corporate acquisitions.

A distinguishing feature is the ability to leverage our existing 

infrastructure - a global network of accelerators and partners - to access a high volume of de-risked, quality deal flow.

The 5 key tenets of the Fund’s investment strategy are:

  1. Create a global pipeline of de-risked, scalable startups focusing on our target EMDEs and industries.

  2. Use our infrastructure to make small bets in many pre-seed startups to acquire pro rata rights and generate optionality.

  3. Support investee growth by connecting startups with corporations looking to access innovation.

  4. Make follow-on investments during Seed and Series A rounds in startups that exhibit traction and have external validation.

  5. Target higher probability <$250M exits via corporate M&A.

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