IFC has expanded its support to tech ecosystems with a new VC platform that will invest up to $225 million in startups across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Pakistan. Furthermore, IFC Startup Catalyst invests in seed funds, accelerators, and incubators in emerging markets that are helping early-stage companies in emerging markets 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 equity, quasi-equity, and venture or asset-backed lending, sector knowledge, understanding of local markets and regulations, as well as connections to a global network of clients and partners. Learn more

IFC's Venture Capital Investments*

  • $2.7B +
    Invested or Committed to date
  • 165
    Investments in Tech Companies to date
  • 122
    Investments in VC Funds, Seed Funds & Accelerators to date
  • *Data as of July 2023

At a Glance

To date, IFC has committed over $2.7 billion in venture capital through investments in tech startups, VC funds, seed funds, and accelerators. IFC’s work focuses on tech-driven business models in high-impact sectors, including Fintech, Health Tech, Agtech, Climate Tech, EdTech, Enterprise Technology, e-Logistics and Mobility.

Special Initiatives

Startup Catalyst

IFC's initiative that invests in incubators, accelerators and seed funds supporting early-stage startups in emerging markets. The program recently doubled with a new pool of $60M.


IFC's matchmaking program that connects tech innovators with leading organizations in emerging markets to pilot new technology solutions.


IFC’s initiatives designed to help partner funds and investee companies increase gender equality and promote gender-lens investing.


Insights & Reports

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