Unlock Central Asia
The Last Tech Frontier
Where are we?
Central Asia is one of the last tech frontiers.
Boosted by the Chinese Belt & Road Initiative, the region broadly defined as the area east of the Caspian Sea including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan, is staging massive transformation. Central Asia remains generally overlooked, compared to other developing economies. However, strategic location, macroeconomic stability, and significant reforms make Central Asia an attractive investment destination.
TUZ is set to foster the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, create incentives for good talents to stay in the region, leveraging new ventures on a virtuous cycle.
TUZ Ventures is an early-stage tech VC fund focused on Central Asia and the Caucasus.
TUZ is founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with a track record of successfully penetrating untapped frontier markets deemed risky at some point, such as Indonesia and Nigeria. As a world-class and diverse team of seasoned VCs and local experts, TUZ works closely with founders to unleash their potential and leverage the massive tailwind to create truly global companies.
The firm mainly targets fin-tech, logistics, AI, e-gov, and blockchain-related globally scalable startups.
TUZ is currently present in 11 countries:
Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan.