IFC supports technology ventures that are creating new opportunities in emerging markets, transforming industries, and driving inclusive growth while realizing strong returns. By investing in best-in-class entrepreneurs and partnering with top-tier venture capital (VC) funds, we support the creation of a tech-enabled venture asset class across emerging markets that fosters private sector growth.
IFC takes a holistic approach—from ecosystem building to investing directly in ventures and VC funds—with combinations of commercial and concessional capital, and technical advisory services—to identify, incubate, and scale business models that can have significant impact. Our current portfolio focuses on in high-impact sectors, including Health Tech, Agtech, Climate Tech, EdTech and HR Tech, e-Commerce, e-Logistics and Mobility, and e-Supply Chains.
IFC has expanded its support to tech ecosystems with a new VC platform that in the next three years will invest up to $225 million in startups across Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, and Pakistan. Furthermore, IFC Startup Catalysts invests in seed funds, accelerators, and incubators in emerging markets that help early-stage companies grow and become ready for later-stage investment.
With one of the largest footprints in emerging markets, IFC is uniquely positioned to help tech startups scale by offering growth and expansion capital, sector knowledge, understanding of local markets and regulations, as well as connections to a global network of clients and partners.
IFC's Venture Capital Investments*
- $1.7BILLIONCOMMITTED TO DATE
- 65INVESTMENTSIN TECH COMPANIES (Active)
- 75INVESTMENTSIN VC FUNDS, SEED FUNDS & ACCELERATORS (Active)
*Data as of October 2022
Note: Data does not include IFC’s VC investments in fintech. Learn more about IFC’s work in the fintech sector.
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