Investments

Vostok New Ventures invests in unlisted companies that benfits from network effects and have considerable potential for value appreciation. Vostok New Ventures finds and identifies new investment opportunities through expertise, experience and a widespread network built up during the company’s long history.

The sector mandate is broad and the proposition is to create shareholder value by investing in assets that are associated with risks which Vostok New Ventures is well-equipped to manage. Such typical risks include corporate governance risks, liquidity risks and operational risks.

Vostok New Ventures is an active owner and usually seeks investments where Vostok New Ventures can become a significant minority shareholder and actively manage the investment through board representation.

Vostok New Ventures can, if the risk/reward is attactive enough, deviate from its ideal ownership percentage and board representation.

Avito

Avito is the largest and fastest growing online classified platform in Russia, and the number of unique monthly visitors continued to grow at a satisfying pace during 2015. The company has obtained a leading position in terms of visitors and number of ads, distancing itself from its competitors. Once a firm market-leading position is achieved, Avito’s business model has great potential in terms of profitability judging by the experience of peers in other countries. Avito is already the leading brand …
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BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers already going the same way, so both can save money by sharing the cost of their journey. This model has made BlaBlaCar a leader of the global sharing economy with over 35 million members in 22 countries, and is helping to make road travel more efficient and affordable. BlaBlaCar was founded in 2006 by Frédéric Mazzella, CEO, Francis Nappez, CTO, and Nicolas Brusson, COO and has now raised more than …
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Gett

Gett is a simple and instant way to order taxis with one click of a button from a smartphone.
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babylon

babylon launched in 2015 and is a pioneer in personal digital healthcare globally. babylon’s technology, available from any mobile phone or personal computer worldwide, aims to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on Earth. babylon has brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans. babylon currently has over 800,000 registered patients …
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Propertyfinder

Propertyfinder was founded 10 years ago by Michael Lahyani and operates real estate classifieds platforms in 7 countries across the MENA region (Middle East/ North Africa). Propertyfinder is headquartered in Dubai, employs more than 150 people and is profitable in its core markets as well as on a group level. Propertyfinder has strong technical platform and has during the last 12 months launched several new features. Propertyfinder launched a new version of their CRM tool for clients, implemented call tracking …
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OneTwoTrip

OneTwoTrip is serving the underpenetrated USD 63 bln Russian travel market characterized by lack of focused local/foreign competition, and with inherent scalability via fully virtual inventory. It is the number 1 player in a leading e-commerce segment with the best overall product proposition, nimble and bottom-line focused executive team and rapidly growing mobile channel.. Opportunity to participate in the ongoing growth in online penetration of travel products, coupled with diversification of revenue streams, including major upside opportunities in (1) hotel …
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Merro

Merro is an investment holding company that focuses on online marketplace businesses with network effects in developing markets. Merro was founded in 2014 by Henrik Persson, Michael Lahyani and Pierre Siri having each a third of the company. Henrik Persson was formerly Head of Investments at Kinnevik and is our old trusted partner from many ventures, most notably Avito. Michael Lahyani is the founder and CEO of Propertyfinder, the largest real estate property portal in the MENA (Middle …
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Wallapop

Wallapop is an online marketplace that enables users to buy and sell goods in categories such as fashion, decoration, motorcycles, electronics, and more. The platform was founded by Agustin Gomez, Gerard Olivé and Miguel Vicente in January 2013. Wallapop has over a short space of time taken great strides in terms of market share in online classifieds in Spain and are also making good inroads to France. Wallapop is also active in the UK and has recently launched in the …
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Hemnet

Hemnet is Sweden’s largest online property portal, founded in 1998, with two million unique visitors each week to its mobile and desktop products. In 2015, 220,000 real estate listings were published on Hemnet. Hemnet’s mobile app has over 1.5 mln downloads on iOS and 630k on Android. During 2015, the company generated revenue of SEK 182 mln and EBIT of SEK 46.5 mln. Hemnet has a strong position in the Swedish market with substantial network effects through its relationships with …
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Booksy

Booksy is a SaaS driven booking platform for the beauty industry. The company is based in Poland and has expanded into the US, the UK, Brazil and South Africa. Booksy is a robust booking system for people looking to schedule appointments for health & beauty services consisting of two apps, Booksy Biz for businesses and Booksy for clients; designed to make scheduling appointments seamlessly. Booksy Biz allows the business owner to create a business profile and completely manage their …
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Housing Anywhere

Housing Anywhere is a housing platform that was founded by Niels van Deuren where people can rent out rooms to international students. It originally started as a platform where outgoing exchange students can rent out their rooms when they go abroad. Incoming exchange students can rent these rooms. Today, it’s a global platform where demand & supply of rooms for international students meet each other. The company has 127 partner universities in 22 countries. It launches in university cities …
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Naseeb Networks

Naseeb Networks operates leading employment marketplaces in Pakistan (ROZEE.PK) and Saudi Arabia (Mihnati.com) focused on facilitating the matching between jobseekers and employment opportunities. Its complete range of end-to-end employment solutions are used by over 10,000 companies and 5 million job seekers, processing over 1.5 million job applications every month. In 2013, Naseeb Networks completed its acquisition of Mihnati.com, Saudi Arabia’s largest indigenous recruiting solutions provider. After its initial market dominance in Pakistan, Naseeb Networks has grown Mihnati’s profitability and visits …
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CarZar

CarZar is a stats-based used cars marketplace servicing consumers looking to sell their cars and auto dealers looking for inventory. CarZar prices the vehicles using national data and their own proprietary algorithm, to offer consumers a convenient way to sell their vehicle. For more information, visit www.carzar.co.za.
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Wuzzuf

Wuzzuf is one of the leading jobs verticals in Egypt. Its main competitor is Bayt, a regional jobs vertical centered around UAE. Wuzzuf focuses on white collar workers with English CVs. In terms of monthly jobs postings within this area it leads versus Bayt and is quickly catching up also in terms of traffic. It has as much as 27% of the market for new graduates looking for jobs in its focus area. Interestingly also it has a second brand, …
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Vezeeta

Vezeeta is the MENA leader in Healthcare IT platforms. The company is pioneering the shift to automate the booking world of doctors creating a healthcare ecosys- tem by connecting various healthcare providers using our other digital cloud based solutions. Vezeeta is solving major problems faced by patients when trying to reach doctors. Vezeeta is o ering a free user friendly online search engine and app where one can search for doctors by speciality, area, and fees. More than 20,000 …
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agente imóvel

Agente Imóvel is the homeowner´s companion during the complete home owning life cycle: buying, living, selling, renting, financing and more. Our platform connects´buyers, sellers, and brokers and is designed to provide easy to use information and tools for more informed, and therefore better real estate decisions, for the home owners as well as the market professional. Price discovery, price trends and price comparisons are key platform concepts. www.agenteimovel.com.br …
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KEH AB

KEH AB is a holding company that owns a significant position in social media monitoring company YouScan. The company previously owned and operated Yell.ru and EatOut.ru. YouScan is a social media monitoring platform that helps brand owners to listen to consumer opinions posted online about their products and competitors, and manage their brands online. The company has seen strong growth during 2016 and 2017. Company website: youscan.io …
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Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon is a cook-at-home meal kit delivery service. Marley Spoon is based in Berlin and has operations in Europe, the US and Australia. Marley Spoon was founded by ex-Delivery Hero chief executive Fabian Siegel in 2014. In the US, it has partnered with Martha Stewart. Vostok New Ventures invested EUR 4.0 mln in Marley Spoon during the first quarter 2018 through a debt investment that carries cash interest as well as an equity kicker. Website: www.marleyspoon.com …
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JobNet

Since its inception in 2015, JobNet has grown rapidly to become the number one online Jobs and Recruitment portal in Myanmar, Asia’s last frontier and fastest growing economy, Amidst political reform, a stimulated economy, the arrival of international companies and the growth of local business, increased employment opportunities have driven a significant demand for employers to find the best talent available in the market. Bringing over 20 years of experience in 15 countries, developing world class job boards …
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Shwe Property

Shwe Property is the #1 Real Estate portal and most recognized Online Real Estate Group in Myanmar. Established in 2011, as the first property portal in the country, with the first real estate app ever developed in Myanmar. Today, Shwe Property leads the market with the highest brand penetration particularly amongst first-time home buyers and the country’s emerging middle class. With over 100,000+ property listings, and thousands of property inquiries every month, Shwe Property is the largest company in …
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Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero (DHH) is a worldwide network of online food ordering sites with over 150,000 restaurants connected to its service. The company operates in 40 countries across five continents, including Germany, Sweden, UK, Korea, China and India. Delivery Hero’s restaurant partners generate more than one billion USD in annual sales via online orders or mobile applications and during 2016 the company processed 171 million orders. Delivery Hero has more than 6,000 employees around the world.
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