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Founded in Washington DC in 2016, AV Ventures is co-founded by US not-for-profit organizations, the Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance.AV Ventures focuses on supporting SMEs that facilitate financing for farmers to improve sustainable supply chain management and boost social impact in Africa and Central Asia. Investments in tech startups include the $790,000 seed round of AgroCenta in January 2021. Through AV Frontiers in Bishkek, the VC also recently participated in April’s investment round of Kyrgyzstan-based ololoAkJol Resort, a hub for digital nomads, or independent remote workers.

Originally formed in 2014 as NSI Ventures, Openspace Ventures makes investments in technology companies based in Southeast Asia. Led by Shane Chesson and Hian Goh, Openspace Ventures used to be a part of Northstar Group, a private equity firm primarily invested in the financial services, retail, energy and telecom sectors. In 2018, Chesson and Goh took NSI Ventures independent and rebranded it as Openspace Ventures. They still maintain links with Northstar, with Northstar managing partner Patrick Goh becoming senior advisor to Openspace.

Prosperity7 Ventures is the $1bn diversified VC fund of Aramco Ventures, a subsidiary of Aramco, the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals company. The fund's name derives from “Prosperity Well", the 7th oil well drilled in Saudi Arabia and the first to strike oil. Prosperity7 Ventures invests globally, focusing on highly scalable startups in the US and China.

SC Ventures is the venture capital arm of Standard Chartered Bank. The company serves as a platform from which Standard Chartered can identify innovative technologies in banking and financial services, and invest in the companies that build these technologies and business models. Besides investments, SC Ventures also operates an accelerator program named eXellerator and an internal venture builder unit. As an investor, SC Ventures focuses on Series B+ rounds, with each investment at the $1-5m range.

Founded by Wu Shichun in 2014, Plum Ventures is an internet-focused angel fund managing three RMB funds. Plum Ventures is listed among the top 10 angel investment firms in China, with each investment of RMB 2 million to 5 million.

Founded in 2011, Atom Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in internet and mobile startups.  Atom Ventures was named “the Most Active Angel Investor in 2016” and “The Top 30 Angel Investors in China”.

Samsung Venture Investment, or Samsung Ventures, is the VC investment arm of South Korean diversified conglomerate Samsung Group. It is a separate entity from Samsung NEXT.Samsung Ventures primarily invests in semiconductors, telecommunications tech, software and internet companies, as well as biotechnology and medical companies. The VC is built to support new innovations that can lead to further improvements in Samsung’s existing businesses, which includes smartphones, home appliances, and components like OLED panels and Li-ion batteries.Samsung Ventures has invested in healthcare and wellness tech companies like Indonesia’s telehealth service Alodokter, posture correction device makers Posture360, and Noom, an app for dieting and exercise. In the sensors front, Samsung Ventures has invested in Sense Photonics, a startup creating 3D computer vision based on lidar for industrial and automotive (self-driving) purposes. Besides these companies, Samsung Ventures has also invested in insurtech companies and even gaming companies, such as Pokémon Go developer Niantic.

Co-founded by Angel Asin, Yago Perrin and Yago Arbeloa in 2000, Viriditas Ventures is an angel investment firm that provides funds for tech startups in the IT related sector. Viriditas Ventures invests in early-stage startups and helps entrepreneurs get to the next funding stage.

BW Ventures was established in February 2015 by Xu Min. The firm has offices in Beijing and Shanghai. BW Ventures' angel investments usually range from RMB 500,000 to 1,500,000.

Anthill Ventures is an accelerator VC firm that provides early stage investments and support services for pre-Series A startups to facilitate rapid growth based on a proprietary “Scalability Quotient” score. Based on 108 parameters, the SQ score is used by Anthill Ventures to evaluate a startup’s potential for quick scalability.

Founded in 1999, Comcast Ventures is the private venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, an American global telecommunications conglomerate. It invests in companies with a focus on advertising, consumption, enterprise services and infrastructure. Comcast Ventures will invest in promising businesses at any stage of development, from seed through late stage.

UNIQA Ventures is the venture capital arm of the UNIQA Group, a leading insurance entity headquartered in Austria and operating also across Central and Eastern Europe. With about 40 companies in 18 countries, the UNIQA group serves about 15.5 million customers. UNIQA Ventures' investment focus is in insurtech, fintech and digital health care.

Led by co-founder and Managing Partner Alexandre Barbosa, Faber Ventures is a pan-European venture capital firm with offices in Lisbon and London. It was founded in 2012 with VCs Caixa Capital and Shilling Capital Partners investors in Faber Ventures.The firm works alongside founders from idea to market, either as co-founders or angel investors, and typically continues to support the startup as seed co-investors. Faber Ventures also supports startups at the seed stage with financial investment and hands-on mentorship. The company has invested in 19 startups to date in varied sectors and managed two exits, Glitter and Gleam.

Established in 2015, EQT Ventures is a Stockholm-based investor that describes itself as "half VC, half startup." It has invested in more than 50 companies, acting as lead investor in almost two-thirds of its investments, to date, of a total investment fund of €566m. EQT Ventures invests across sectors locally and globally and has successfully managed the exits of two Scandinavian startups. 

As part of Vertex Ventures Holdings, a member of Temasek Holdings and Singapore's oldest and largest venture capital firm, Vertex Ventures China focuses on investment in high-growth internet and technology startups across mainland China. Vertex Ventures Holdings has a capital of US$600 million. It also has offices in Singapore, the US and Israel; and investments in these regions as well as Asia.

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