Investments

Where Do We Invest?

We invest in companies with disruptive business models that create new markets, implement innovation in business processes, and have the potential to rapidly expand and scale.

 

Whilst we are sector and size-agnostic, we have a preference for technology and tech-enabled businesses. Our investment pipeline comprises of early growth stage firms looking to raise capital and strategic management support.

How Do We Invest?

Once we determine that a business is scalable, we make sure that the founders are dynamic and open-minded. In many instances, we begin engaging with businesses long before we consider investing. 

 

We take up significant minority stakes between 10% to 49%. We use ordinary & preference shares, debt and purchase order as instruments. Our approach includes on-boarding co-investment partners that can bring additional value to the investee firm.

 

When needed, we provide technical support for better governance, risk management, strategic advisory, and business networks.

What Do We Seek?

We focus on helping our investee firms grow to be leading companies in their sectors within 5-7 years.

 

We expect reasonable financial returns on our investments through strategic sale or public listing. In some cases, the founders/sponsors may be required to provide us exits.

 

We also seek to measure our returns in terms of environmental and social impact that our partners create. Over the years, we have established a track record of positive exits from all our investments.

Our Portfolio

ACT 360

A.C.T. Three Sixty  is a data-driven marketing solutions, the company providing digital marketing solutions to its clients along with other associated services including branding

Alpine Import & Export

Alpine Import & Export and Alpine Coffee provide products and services across the coffee value chain. The companies’ operations traverse from their coffee estate to coffee mug of their ultimate consumers. The company owns the brand Katmandu Coffee and also deals in reputed coffee machines and accessories.

Eminence Ways

Eminence Ways is the first dedicated cyber-security company of Nepal. The company’s clientele includes SMEs local corporates and government units.

Foodmandu

Foodmandu is the first and leading online food delivery company in Nepal. We invested in the company in late 2016. Since then, the company has scaled more than ten-folds and has successfully raised Series B in 2020 and Series C in 2023.

Kathmandu Lanco

Kathmandu Lanco is an green affordable urban housing company. The company’s first project is underway at Bhaisepati. 

Khurkot Summit Lodge

Envisioned by Phintso Ongdi, a veteran of the Nepalese hospitality industry and the Managing Director of Everest Summit Lodges, Khurkot Summit Resort is slated to be constructed and operated at Khurkot, 243 kms from Kathmandu and located on the way to various important tourist destinations.

Incessant Rain Academy

We joined hands with shareholders of Incessant Rain Studios and a founder of a NASDAQ listed company to form Incessant Rain Academy. The academy offers world-class practical trainings in animation, VFX, other adjunct graphics courses, programming and development. 

NIC Asia Capital Limited

NIC Asia Capital Limited is a leading merchant banker . It is also licensed as a Fund Manager under the Specialized Investment Fund (SIF) regulations to operate private equity funds.

Nepal Warehousing Co-Limited

Nepal Warehousing Company Limited is first of its kind agri warehousing platform. The company’s ownership is broad-based comprising of banks. PE fiirms and insurance companies.

One to Watch

One to Watch is Nepal’s oldest impact investment firm with an active portfolio of 14 small and medium enterprises. The company is also active in various initiatives aimed building entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Phoenix Capital

Phoenix Capital is a digital aggregator of financial services. Key products are:  eBeema, insurance marketplace and Karjabazar which is an online personal loans platform.

Sajilo Sewa

Sajilo Sewa provides a wide range of maintenance services Nepali homes and offices. The company is evolving to become a marketplace of handyman services.

Snowball Capital

Snowball Capital is a value investor building a portfolio of listed stocks in NEPSE.