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Company profile: Emissary Capital

Fund Managers
Juhn Teo – Managing Partner
Erman Akinci – Managing Partner
Syed Khalil Ibrahim – Managing Partner
Fund Name
Emissary Capital Growth Fund 1
Funding Stage
Growth and Pre-IPO


  • Emissary Capital is a boutique investment firm formed in 2021. It is made up of former regional entrepreneurs and founders that have works on some of the regions most notable deals and businesses. This gives the firm a unique set of capabilities when making investment decisions and driving operational value for LPs.

Fund Strategy:

  • The fund employs a ”Growth-Stage Active-Management” investment strategy. It looks to invest in companies that are in their growth and pre-IPO stages. Through a process of active time-zone based deal origination the firm is able to identify proven business models with high potential for growth. The fund then leverages its unique value creation capabilities to structure preferential deal terms relative to what is typically available to conventional investors. Finally the firm utilized its internal value creation capabilities to drive operational value and growth into its portfolio companies. The fund takes significant minority stakes (10% to 45%) and works with the companies management through its EmissaryX program as well as its partnership with MXP online. This gives portfolio companies access to a pool of over 50 industry experts and consultants that can work with the companies to drive growth and efficacies. The fund believes that an active management strategy is key to building value in developing market environments such as Southeast Asia. This results in LPs gaining the capabilities to activity creating value and generate strong returns for their portfolio.