UZVCA – Uzbekistan Venture Capital Association

What is Venture Capital?

VC’s Provide Risk Capital for High-Growth Businesses

Venture capital firms are professional, institutional managers of risk capital that enable and support the most innovative and promising companies. Venture capital supports new ideas that:
– Could not be financed with traditional bank financing;
– Threaten established products and services in a corporation or industry; and
– Typically require five to eight years  to reach maturity.

Our mission

Uzbekistan venture capital assoсiation has a mission to support to the development of the venture ecosystem in Uzbekistan, attraction of international venture capital into Uzbek startup ecosystem by building a bridge between local and global ecosystems to facilitate the motion of knowledge, technology and capital.

OUR TASKS

Our activities have an objective to support the establishment and
development of the venture capital market in Uzbekistan

Promotion and networking

  • highlighting the importance of venture capital to the economy in support of entrepreneurship, innovation and overall economic development
  • building local and international market awareness about the venture capital industry in Uzbekistan
  • promoting Uzbekistan venture capital investment opportunities to foreign VC investors
  • organizing roadshows for internationals VC investors
  • encouraging angel and syndicated investments
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Lobbying and protecting

  • advocating for public policy that supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Uzbekistan.
  • lobbying for creating new investment vehicles and schemes to expand investment opportunities
  • supporting investors in every aspect, from providing reliable information to establishing connections at the industry and government levels.
  • protecting VC investors rights
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Educating and informing

  • developing an education and training system of venture capital specialists in Uzbekistan
  • collecting and spreading the most relevant data on industry from the world
  • sharing news, modern trends and best practices
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Conducting research

  • doing industry overviews by gathering and analyzing venture capital and startup ecosystem activity in Uzbekistan
  • providing international investors, associations, research institutes and others with information on Uzbek market
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Our Advisory Board

Uzbekistan Venture Capital Association’s Advisory Board made up of well-known personalities from the venture capital and private equity sector and its related fields. Board’s mandate is to consult the UZVCA team on the development of the venture ecosystem in Uzbekistan.

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Bakhrom Ibragimov

Head of EBRD
Venture Capital

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Eduard Fiyaksel

President of the Start
Investment Business
Angel Association

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Ruslan Akhmetov

Advisor InfraFund
Russian Venture Company

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Anvar Irchaev

CEO
Orient Capital
Management

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Zafar Malikov

Partner
Centil Law Firm

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Muzaffar Karabaev

Managing Director
Wing, Amazon Company

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Farkhod Mukhiddinov

Private Equity
M&A, Asset Management at UzOmanCapital

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Our team

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Dilshod Zufarov

CEO

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Amir Maksad

Business Development & Strategy

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Odilbek Eshchanov

Business Development & Marketing

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Lilya Kochkina

PR-manager

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Yulduz Alimova

Business Development & Marketing

Our members

Why become a Member?

We connect our members and partners with the main players of the global VC market. UZVCA plays the role of a bridge between Uzbek and foreign VC ecosystems.

To be a member contact us info@uzvca.uz

Lobbying for creating new investment vehicles and schemes to expand investment opportunities in Uzbekistan

Supporting investors in every aspect, from providing reliable information to establishing connections at the industry and government levels.