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Marko Dimitrijevic Published in The Hedge Fund Law Report

Last week, Marko Dimitrijevic and Timothy Mistele, coauthors of Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets, have teamed up again to write about frontier markets.  Dimitrijevic and Mistele are chairman and senior advisor, respectively, at Volta Global. Their most recent article appeared in The Hedge Fund Law Report, a publication on hedge fund law [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:44+00:00April 27th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Marko Dimitrijevic Published in The Hedge Fund Law Report

The “Going Out” Movement Among Chinese Startups

A recent SCMP.com article highlights an interesting new trend to follow closely: Chinese start ups are investing abroad. This is a logical progression in China’s economic ascent. First China was a low cost manufacturing hub often copying Western products. Then China moved up the value chain domestically and started buying foreign assets. These first foreign investments [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:44+00:00April 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The “Going Out” Movement Among Chinese Startups

Marko Dimitrijevic’s Volta Global Invests in Beauty Startup

In what MarketWatch calls "Volta Global's expanding e-commerce portfolio of innovative, direct-to-consumer digital brands," it was announced on April 7, 2017 that Volta Global, led by Marko Dimitrijevic, had made an investment in Context, a direct-to-consumer beauty startup. About the investment, Marko says: "Volta Global is proud to be providing growth capital and excited to be a part [...]

2017-04-18T18:06:18+00:00April 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Marko Dimitrijevic’s Volta Global Invests in Beauty Startup

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to Cyber-Security

A Growing Problem and Fast-Changing Technology Landscape Equals Opportunity for Savvy VCs A research study published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems in 2016 found that, despite the real threats to businesses posed by cyber-security issues, people didn’t show a physical fear response to the proposed threats. Which explains why so many [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:45+00:00April 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Investors Should Pay Attention to Cyber-Security

Three Sets of Risks that All Frontier Investors Should Assess, and Re-assess

Frontier markets have great potential, but come with a unique set of risks. It should be abundantly clear that I believe frontier markets, if governed properly, will become emerging markets and, eventually, developed markets. This 2016 article in Forbes makes the case that frontier markets offer undiscovered gems to investors, as long as you are [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:45+00:00March 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Three Sets of Risks that All Frontier Investors Should Assess, and Re-assess

What the New “Ranking of Economies” Says About U.S. Entrepreneurship

Do you think it is easy to start a business in the USA? Many would say yes, but you may be surprised that the United States ranks only 51st in the recent Economy Rankings which were assembled by the World Bank. The rankings include the following categories: Economy Ease of Doing Business Rank Starting a Business Dealing with [...]

2017-03-14T18:15:03+00:00March 14th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What the New “Ranking of Economies” Says About U.S. Entrepreneurship

The Rise of Mobile Tech in Frontier Markets

These days, operating mobile technology has become second nature: almost as natural drinking, eating, or breathing. That’s a hyperbole, of course, but the point still stands: mobile phones and digital apps are extraordinarily common all over the world, not at all limited to developed markets.  In fact, there may be more opportunity for mobile technology [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:45+00:00February 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Rise of Mobile Tech in Frontier Markets

The Growing Promise of Emerging & Frontier Markets: Investors, Take Heed

Emerging markets is a buzzword that’s well-known in investment circles, but lesser known–to casual investors, especially–are frontier markets. However, as I argue in my book Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets, frontier markets are the new emerging markets, and many emerging markets are now closer to developed markets. Only a balance [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:45+00:00January 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Growing Promise of Emerging & Frontier Markets: Investors, Take Heed

PR Newswire Features Volta Global & Cyber Security Company FHOOSH

The cutting-edge cyber security company FHOOSH recently secured $2 million in capital from Volta Global, as reported by PR Newswire in December, 2016. FHOOSH is the first company to pair high-speed data transmission with ultra-secure cyber security technology to help corporations, institutions, and government protect and power digital information. The unique software protects stored data [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:45+00:00January 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on PR Newswire Features Volta Global & Cyber Security Company FHOOSH

Marko Dimitrijevic Featured in “Pakistan Beats India” Forbes article

In a recent interview with Forbes writer Panos Mourdoukoutas, weighs in on the post-9/11 repercussions of U.S. and Pakistan relations, as follows: “A unilateral default seemed almost inevitable,” writes Marko Dimitrijevic in Frontier Investor (New York: Columbia Business School, 2017). “However, the United States’ post-9/11 collaboration with the Musharraf government to fight terrorism provided an [...]

2017-06-19T15:35:45+00:00January 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Marko Dimitrijevic Featured in “Pakistan Beats India” Forbes article