Legatum Ventures invests private equity capital in businesses in the developing world that deliver both financial and social returns. Legatum Ventures is a leader in the creation of a new asset class within the global capital markets in which investors do well by doing good.
Legatum Ventures contributes to the Group’s overall Mission by promoting the combination of entrepreneurship, a favourable policy environment and the efficient allocation of capital as the most powerful driver of prosperity in developing economies.
Grassroots entrepreneurship not only empowers individuals but also leads to highly scalable and sustainable solutions. Over the last five years, Legatum has managed the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship programme, a pan-Africa business competition that recognises and rewards the role models who are the inspiration for the continent’s continued growth. Using the examples of these remarkable entrepreneurs, the Africa Awards programme also addresses the policymakers who have the power to establish a business-friendly environment that will create jobs and opportunity. To learn more please visit www.AfricaAwards.com.
"It is becoming increasingly clear that entrepreneurship is the most sure way of development.
HE President Paul Kagame
Legatum Ventures directs targeted investments to sectors where efficiently allocated capital can create a ‘multiplier effect’ that accelerates prosperity not only through business expansion and job creation, but also by improving health, knowledge, and personal productivity. Click on the links to learn more about some of our recent investments.
Investing and Advocacy
As experienced investors, we are staunch advocates for the role that business and entrepreneurship plays in creating prosperity. Legatum Ventures is active in the following areas:
Energy and Power
Water and Sanitation
The combination of entrepreneurship, a favourable policy environment and the efficient allocation of capital is the most powerful driver of prosperity in developing economies.
Grassroots entrepreneurship not only empowers individuals but also leads to highly scalable and sustainable solutions. Targeted investments in certain sectors can create a ‘multiplier effect’ that accelerates prosperity through improved health, knowledge, productivity and capital efficiency.