We're reshaping profitable investing in emerging markets

Operating partner Ovive in Kasarani, Nairobi County, Kenya

What we do

Our Mission

The Untapped team is driven by the mission to create opportunities for the next billion entrepreneurs globally.  We’re changing how investment and financing in emerging markets is done, in order to bridge the major market gap that existing institutions and business models don’t fulfill: accessible financing for small businesses that drive growth in developing markets.

Our Reason

At Untapped we see, every day, the tremendous tech talent and investment opportunities in developing markets. According to the World Bank, the funding gap for SMEs in emerging markets is $5.2T. This represents a momentous opportunity to unlock trillions of dollars of growth and wealth creation in the fastest-growing markets, by connecting those with the money to those with the know-how to make the biggest impact with it.

Our Model

With our local presence and expertise, we take the best of traditional investment methods and adapt them to succeed in emerging markets contexts allowing you to reap strong returns, while inherently making an impact. Find out more about how we do it.

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