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GCC’s Evolving Startup Ecosystem Needs More than Money

Presenting to investors in Abu Dhabi I just completed another week in GCC, having visited Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Saudi for the second time this year. I’ve been working in and investing in rapidly developing emerging...
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Capria Ventures Appoints Mobola da-Silva as Partner

Nairobi, May 14, 2024 - Capria Ventures, a Global South specialist venture capital firm, today announced that it has appointed Mobola da-Silva, who joined as Venture Partner in February 2023, as Partner.  In her new role, Mobola will be instrumental...
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From a Rock Band to India’s Largest On-Demand Gig Platform

How many of us have had heartbreaks when our favorite music bands split up? But not every band breakup story has a sad ending. What if we told you about a band that could not stay together for music, but went...
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Susana García-Robles, VC: El poder transformador de la IA Generativa

Entrevista a Susana García-Robles de Capria Ventures, una empresa que maneja fondos de inversión enfocados en mercados emergentes. Susana es Managing Partner en Capria Ventures, una empresa que está invirtiendo en startups que aplican IA Generativa en mercados emergentes del...
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Awign Aims to Achieve $1 Billion in Revenue by 2030 Aided by Mynavi Corporation’s Backing

Japanese HR tech firm Mynavi Corporation has secured a majority stake in Awign, a Bengaluru-based on-demand work fulfilment platform. This deal marks the first significant cross-border acquisition within the HR tech sector in the past two decades. Annanya Sarthak, co-founder...
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Why DriveU is a Great Place to Work for People and Their Pups

New-age companies like WeWork, DriveU, InMobi, Simpl, and Bizongo are embracing pet-friendly policies and practices to accommodate employees with canine companions. These companies offer pet insurance plans, special leave for pet care, employee resource groups, adoption drives, and time off...
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Surya Mantha on Why Indian Startups Are a Goldmine for Global Investors

Investment in India is being driven by a confluence of factors, including educated young talent, cheap data availability, digital infrastructure such as the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and Aadhar-based KYC, and increased financial and digital awareness. The Indian tech startup...
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Capria Ventures Closes India Opportunity Fund Post Successful Sale of Awign

Awign’s majority stake acquisition by Japan-based Mynavi Corporation demonstrates the global demand for quality operating businesses in India Capria Ventures has completed fundraising for its India Opportunity Fund at INR 153 crore (~USD 19M)  From left to right: Praveen Kumar...
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Wednesday Wisdom with Will – Episode 3

“If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.” ~ @billgates This is so true, especially in...
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Wednesday Wisdom with Will – Episode 2

In this episode, our COO Sandhya Thukaram and Managing Partner Will Poole decode the insights shared by IPPR and Harvard Business School on whether Gen AI will lead to a “jobs apocalypse” and how this technology can help people upskill...
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Unitus Ventures is now Capria India

Unitus Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in India, is joining forces with its US affiliate Capria Ventures, a Global South specialist, to operate with a unified global strategy under a single brand, Capria Ventures.