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.

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.

Key Numbers

IFC's Venture Capital Investments*

  • $1.6BILLIONCOMMITTED GLOBALLY
  • 60+TECH COMPANIESINVESTED TO DATE
  • ~70VC FUNDS + SEED FUNDS & ACCELERATORS
  • 30+COUNTRIESREACHED

*Data as of December 2021

 

Furthermore, IFC supports Fintech companies that focus on technology-driven innovation in financial services. Learn more about IFC’s work in fintech here.

A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.

The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.