Emerging Markets Angel Network

Bringing Experience, Capital & Community to World Class Emerging Markets Start Ups

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About EMAN

Emerging Markets Angel Network (“EMAN”) is a community of passionate founders, investors, operators and ecosystem enablers. We are unified by our shared mission to unearth and nurture high potential tech startups in MENA and LATAM that will become the next regional and global leaders.

We founded EMAN for a simple reason. Emerging Markets are bursting with talent and opportunity. However, unlike San Francisco, New York or London, the local ecosystems are woefully underdeveloped. EMAN will provide not only capital but also guidance through the journey ahead by leveraging the passion, experience and contacts of our network. We pay it forward and succeed together.

EMAN brings a global perspective to local problems. We only invest in local markets where we have on the ground expertise via our local leadership teams. With truly local insights we identify structural problems and the founders who are best able to solve them.

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Our community is our greatest strength. EMAN’s members encompass a diverse group ranging from founders and experienced early stage investors to product managers and software engineers that may well become early employees of our portfolio companies. Our low minimum investment and complete freedom to select the deals you want to invest in creates greater opportunities for everyone involved.

We take calculated risks. EMAN is sector agnostic and focused purely on early stage technology startups in emerging markets. This means our focus is on the team and the problem. Traction is great but if we believe this is the right team to solve a big problem, we will invest anywhere from an MVP through to proven product market fit with rapidly growing revenues. In either case, EMAN will leverage its capital and community to help startups reach their potential.

EMAN’s member mission is to provide exciting opportunities to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies and the ability to contribute to their growth by sharing expertise and experiences. 

Leadership

Jonathan Moore, CFA

Jonathan Moore, CFA

Jonathan combines experience as a successful tech start up operator (DiDi, Circ and Careem), investor (Dtec Ventures and Goldman Sachs) and mentor (Techstars and SBC) across London, Dubai and now Mexico City where he is part of DiDi's New Products Team.

Henrik Peter Baerentsen

Henrik Peter Baerentsen

Henrik is the Managing Director of Scopernia, a consulting firm based in MENA. His career to date has spanned Copenhagen, Shanghai, London and Dubai and he has extensive experience in leadership roles. He is an active mentor, advisor and investor.

Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

Matthew has extensive global experience advising Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Fintech companies and law firms. His expertise includes company strategy, regulatory challenges and operational efficiency. He is a qualified Barrister.

Kristina Moore, CA ITP

Kristina Moore, CA ITP

Kristina has over 9 years of experience advising large corporates and SMEs on tax (KPMG, EY), finance (Barclays and Natixis) and transactions (KPMG) across London, Dubai and Mexico. She is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree at Harvard University.

Martin Moscosa

Martin Moscosa

Martin is an entrepreneur (Epicnest), the Guadalajara Chapter Director of Startup Grind and a tech and education community leader and speaker. He is the former Wizeline Academy Global Director and the Computer Science Director at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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Why Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets Angel Network (“EMAN”) is a community of passionate founders, investors, operators and ecosystem enablers. We are unified by our shared mission to unearth and nurture high potential tech startups in MENA and LATAM that will become the next regional and global leaders.

By working with EMAN you will have access to the member community. EMAN members have a range of global experience across a variety of roles and sectors, all of which can help to accelerate your company’s growth.

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A condition of membership with EMAN is to have a passion for startup companies and the commitment to support the network through providing finance, advice, and introductions. You will join a community of individuals who have tackled the problems you may face and who have the passion and expertise to drive your business forwards. Working with EMAN means joining a community as opposed to multiple individual investors.

EMAN brings a global perspective to local challenges. Through EMAN’s global network we can support you scaling the business and expanding into new territories.

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