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Our Portfolio

Our Partner Companies

Our mission is to become the leading operator of online classifieds businesses in frontier markets across the globe.

Our portfolio of partner companies is growing rapidly as we help amazing entrepreneurs build market leading online classifieds businesses.

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Zameen

Zameen.com is the leading property portal in Pakistan, a premier frontier market of 200 million people in a rapidly growing economy.

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The business was started by brothers Imran and Zeeshan Khan in 2006 and continues to be run by them today. Zameen has extensive reach across the country and leads its competitors in all key operating metrics. The business employs more than 300 people with a heavy focus on product innovation and growing its presence in regional areas. Zameen is now successfully monetising its advertiser base with revenues growing rapidly, underpinned by market leading operating metrics.

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Encuentra24

Encuentra24.com is the leading general classifieds site across four counties in Central America on one common Spanish language platform.

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The business was founded in 2005, by Panamanian Wendy Jordan and her Swiss partner Boris Metraux. Headquartered in Panama City Enuentra24.com attracts almost 5 million visits per month, generating 85 million page views with approx. 100,000 advertisements across key categories. In 2015, Encuentra24 both made strong progress in revenues and made significant investments in product development and marketing aimed at further monetizing the property and automotive categories. Encuentra24.com has also released a stand-alone property vertical www.inmobiliaria24.com as part of their monetization strategy in the property segment.

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Autodeal

AutoDeal is the leading automotive portal in the Philippines, founded with a clear focus on the highly valuable new car market where it has established clear market leadership.

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AutoDeal also offers a traditional online classifieds product to the used car market that it is now focused on growing. More recently it has begun successfully rolling out a “v2.0 online classifieds business model” that focuses on expanding transactional revenue streams, including car financing through its current portal. AutoDeal was founded by experienced entrepreneurs Daniel Scott and Chris Franks who have operated successful technology businesses in the Philippines for more than 10 years. Their previous start-up, Pinoy Auto Trader was one of the first auto classifieds portals in the Philippines. They successfully sold the business to Naspers in 2013, a multinational internet and media group. Daniel Scott and Chris Franks subsequently launched AutoDeal in 2014.

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PakWheels

Pakwheels.com is the leading automotive portal in Pakistan, a premier frontier market with total registered vehicles of more than 10 million.

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The business was founded in 2006 by local entrepreneurs Hanif Bhatti and Muhammad Raza Saaed, a Computer Science graduate from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Pakwheels attracted almost 5 million visits to its website in Feb 2016 and is the leading source of classified ads, new cars reviews, price comparisons, forums and general automotive information. Pakwheels also operates highly successful Auto Shows (6 in 2015) attracting more than 300,000 motoring enthusiasts.

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Infocasas

Infocasas is the leading property portal in Uruguay and Paraguay, and a key player in Bolivia. Uruguay is one of the most developed markets in South America, where Infocasas was founded.

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Infocasas generates revenues from online and offline services, including the distribution of its “Infocasas magazine”, where it monetises advertisements from property developers and agents. Infocasas also monetises temporary rental opportunities through its rentals business Casas en el Este, a temporary rental site specialising in coastal properties in Uruguay. Infocasas also provides home finance through its online portals in conjunction with the largest private bank in Uruguay. Infocasas was founded by Ricardo Frechou and Alejandro López. Ricardo has more than 15 years of experience in real estate in Uruguay and Argentina. Ricardo is deeply passionate about internet businesses having founded a number of successful companies including siquiero.com.uy and impactus.com.uy. Alejandro has over 20 years of sales experience at leading international companies and is central to the commercialisation of Infocasas across both the magazine and online portal.

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iMyanmmarHouse

iMyanmmarHouse is the leading property portal in Myanmar. The business was founded in 2013 by Singapore based and educated Burmese Nay Min Thu, who returned to Myanmar in 2013 to focus on the business full time.

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iMyanmarhouse.com has grown rapidly over the last 12 months with offices in Yangon and Mandalay and is approaching 30 employees. The business recently staged Myanmar’s first Property Expo with more than 70 new property developers participating and also publishes a monthly property magazine; both strategies to capture advertising spend as it migrates from offline to online. Monetization is underway with revenues growing rapidly in 2016. Frontier’s investment in iMyanmarHouse is through a holding company registered in Singapore.

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Propzy

Propzy is an online classifieds platform that originates and facilitates property sale and leasing transactions in Vietnam.

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It has established a clear competitive advantage in Vietnam by focusing on high quality listings from qualified and approved real estate agents. Once an agent has connected with a potential buyer using Propzy’s online platform, Propzy facilitates the physical meeting to allow the local agents to complete the transaction. Propzy receives a commission based on the sale value the agent achieves.
The CEO and founder of Propzy, John Le, is a highly successful entrepreneur having founded and sold several technology businesses in North America. In 1999, he founded one of the internet’s first mortgage trading platforms (LoanTrader) and attracted top tier investors. In 2009 John Le returned to Vietnam to found Vietnam’s first international credit bureau along with operating and financial partner TransUnion.

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CarsDB

Carsdb.com is the leading automotive portal in Myanmar, a market of almost 60 million people with expected GDP growth of 9.0% in 2015.

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The business was founded in 2012 by three Singapore based and educated Burmese Wai Yan Lin, Myat Min Han and Wai Phyo Kyaw who returned to Myanmar in 2013 to focus on the business full time. The business has grown rapidly on the back of new car import laws being relaxed and the rapid uptake of mobile access to the internet. With 17,000 vehicles advertised and almost 620,000 monthly site visits, monetisation is the focus for 2016.

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LankaPropertyWeb

LankaPropertyWeb.com is the leading property portal in Sri Lanka, a country that has emerged from a long period of civil unrest to become a premier frontier market.

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The business was founded in 2007 by UK educated Sri Lankan entrepreneur Daham Gunaratna, who has almost singlehandedly created a market-leading brand in Sri Lanka. The website attracts almost 250,000 site visits per month with almost 10,000 property listings in its database. Lankapropertyweb.com has historically benefited from the large Sri Lankan expat community but with the rapid growth in the domestic economy is now focused on monetisation in the later part of 2015.  

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Kupatana

Kupatana.com is the leading general classifieds website in Tanzania with a growing presence in Uganda and early stage operations in the smaller adjacent markets of Rwanda and Burundi.

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The business was launched as ‘Kupatana.com’ in 2013 having been re-branded from its original name of ‘buyandselltanzania.’ The business was founded by Robin Andre Eklund who more recently teamed up with Swedish entrepreneurs Peter Hjorth and Philip Ebbertson. Since 2014 Kupatana has grown rapidly to have almost 100,000 advertisements, 700,000 site visits in May and adopted an aggressive ‘mobile first’ approach to its product roll out. Monetization is forecast to accelerate on 2016.

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ToLet

ToLet.com.ng is a leading property portal in oil-rich Nigeria, now Africa’s largest economy and population, standing at a staggering 175 million property-hungry Nigerians.

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Launched in 2013 by four Nigerians, Fikayo Ogundipe, Dapo Eludire, Sulaiman Balogun and Oluwaseyi Ayeni, coming from diverse backgrounds ranging from start-ups to law. In a market that is seeing rapid urbanisation, ToLet.com.ng has successfully pivoted to capture the ever growing property rentals market through enhancing their marketplace with curated agents and listings, effectively acting as an online rentals agency portal. In a country where there is an abundance of unlocalised foreign classifieds platforms, online scams and a lack of trust, ToLet.com.ng generates immense value through providing high-quality, trusted, and vetted content for the millions of Nigerians looking to move to the big city!

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MeQasa

MeQasa.com is a leading property portal in Ghana, founded in 2013 by Meltwater Entrepreneur School of Technology (MEST) students, Kelvin Nyame and Rashad Seini and was awarded seed funding at its inception by MEST.

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As an early stage business, MeQasa.com is focused on building its operating metrics with property listings growth a priority with a view to then building its consumer audience and brand. Ghana is a stand out market in the region as the main English speaking country in west Africa, a population of more than 27 million and a GDP (PPP) of over US$100 billion that is growing rapidly.

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Moteur.ma

Moteur.ma is the leading automotive portal in Morocco, one of the most dynamic economies of the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.

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The business was founded in 2009 by local entrepreneur Abderrazak Yousfi and today attracts almost 700,000 site visits per month and has more than 60,000 vehicles in its database. Abderrazak is a unique entrepreneur in that he has successfully challenged larger, more established incumbents and built a market leading business, with very little help in the process. With a market leading position the business expects to accelerate monetization in 2016. 

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Afribaba

Afribaba.com is a leading general classifieds portal that operates across French speaking markets in West Africa, with a combined population of 60 million people.

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The business was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Jacques Temgo. Cameroonian by birth Jacques was educated in Spain and until recently lived and worked there. Afribaba now attracts more than 500,000 visits a month, and has more than 85,000 advertisements appearing in its target markets of Cameroon, Senegal and Ivory Coast. An early stage frontier region, monetization is expected in the latter half of 2016.

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CasaMozambique

CasaMozambique is the rebranded ‘Propertymaputo’, a leading property portal in the East African market of Mozambique, known locally as a new ‘Tiger Economy’.

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The business was founded in 2013 by South African entrepreneur Bryan Wester and has recently undergone a significant upgrade in its underlying technology. An early stage market, the Mozambique economy is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 8% per annum in 2015 and is the focus of significant foreign investment in developing its natural resources and the associated benefits that come with that. The business is not expected to drive substantial revenue growth until the latter part of 2016.

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IMCongo

IMCongo is the leading property portal the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), attracting over 31,000 visits a month with around 3,000 listings.

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IMCongo was founded in 2013 and initially operated as a subsidiary of MediaCongo.net, DRC’s largest news portal with over 1.2 million visits a month, before operating on its own in December 2015, with a core team focused 100% on accelerating the businesses growth. DRC is largely regarded as one of the last remaining greenfield opportunities due to its population of 80 million. IMCongo is on course to monetise in the second half of 2016.

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CarWangu

CarWangu is the first automotive portal to be launched in the burgeoning market of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country of 80 million people, that is regarded as one of the last green-fields opportunities of that population size.

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The business was founded in 2014 under the banner of ‘Internet Ventures Congo’ (IVC) by entrepreneur Steve Nkashama, a DRC national who is a graduate of the University of Paris. IVC is focused on replicating successful online business models from more developed markets into the DRC. As an early stage business, CarWangu is not expected to monetize until the latter part of 2016.

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AngoCarro

AngoCarro is an early stage automotive portal and the first to be launched in the burgeoning market Angola, a country of 21.5 million people, with 4.4M Internet Users: one of the fastest growing African economies over the last 10 years.

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The auto market is also one of the most promising in Africa. The business was founded in 2015 under the holding company “Tech Africa PTE Ltd” by Kenneth Hogrefe a Danish entrepreneur who is a graduate of the IBB International Business School and resides in Angola. Tech Africa PTE Ltd is focused on replicating successful online business models from more developed markets into Angola. As an early stage business, AngoCarro is not expected to monetize until the latter part of 2016.

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AngoCasa

Much like its sister site, AngolaCarro, AngoCasa is an early stage real estate classifieds portal in a very early stage market, with less than a handful of notable competitors.

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The real estate market is booming in Luanda, with residential prices soaring, commercial properties having some of the highest occupancy costs in the world and a retail market on the uptick. The business was also founded in 2015 under the same holding company (Tech Africa PTE Ltd) and is focused on replicating successful online business models from more developed markets into Angola. As an early stage business, AngoCasa is not expected to monetize until the latter part of 2016.

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