Impact investor

AV Ventures

Investor type








$5-10 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon


Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy


AV Frontiers is an investment management firm based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. AV Frontiers is owned by Kyrgyz financial institution Frontiers and Washington DC-based impact investment manager AV Ventures, a subsidiary of development organization ACDI/VOCA. AV Frontiers is well equipped to fill the financing gap in the dynamic Central Asian SME market by providing both favorable financing terms and technical assistance. This approach will allow AV Frontiers to return value to investors and put its impactful portfolio companies on a path of sustainable growth. AV Frontiers is raising a US$8–10 million evergreen Central Asia Impact Fund anchored with US$2 million investment from ACDI/VOCA and affiliates.  Taalaibek Djoumataev, Managing Director, AV Frontiers (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic). Kyrgyz national with 25+ years’ experience in private commercial banking, microfinance lending, and financial regulation with the Kyrgyz National Bank (Central Bank). Key figure in the Kyrgyz Republic’s structural and regulatory changes during the country’s shift to a market-based economy  Arsalan Ni, Fund Management Advisor, AV Frontiers (Almaty, Kazakhstan). American citizen with 20+ years’ experience in venture capital, development finance, SME lending and investing, and entrepreneurship. Proven track record launching and managing SMEs funds in emerging and frontier markets at the IFC, World Bank, and United Nations Green Climate Fund.  Geoffrey Chalmers, Managing Director, AV Ventures (Washington, DC). American citizen with 20+ years’ experience in development partnerships, catalyzing investment in emerging and frontier markets, and enterprise development.


Agriculture Consumer Products Consumer Services (B2C) Financial Services Fintech Food and Beverage Foodtech Networking Security Technology Infrastructure AgriTech

Region of investment

Europe North America


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