Mon, 25 January 2021
In this episode, Hall welcomes Kiyan Zandiyeh, CIO at Sturgeon Capital.
Headquartered in London, England, Sturgeon Capital is a leading frontier markets investment boutique. Since the establishment of Fund 1 in 2016, they have made nine investments. Sturgeon Capital focuses on technology-enabled businesses that offer a product or service which solves an unserved, acute pain point for a large addressable market. They seek to be meaningful equity partners alongside entrepreneurs, helping businesses reach their full potential.
Kiyan has over 10 years of investment experience and has worked intimately with early-stage frontier businesses. He has successfully led numerous seed round investments, working with management to develop the companies such that each today are the leaders in their respective verticals.
Kiyan shares with Hall what excites him the most in the space. He advises entrepreneurs and investors and discusses how he sees the industry evolving.