About ADB Ventures

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) established ADB Ventures in January 2020 to invest in companies offering impact technology solutions that contribute to the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific. 

ADB Ventures has teams in Manila and Bangkok in order to maximize connections to regional networks, ADB expertise, and ADB operations.

We are organized under the ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD), which catalyzes, structures, and provides financing to private companies throughout developing Asia.

ADB Ventures & the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

ADB’s Strategy 2030 emphasizes the use of innovative technology solutions to address the region’s unfinished development agenda, including issues such as rising inequality, climate change, and growing environmental pressures.

Since 2013, ADB has leveraged its convening power, affiliate and client networks, and relationships to operate corporate innovation and acceleration programs that have supported many early-stage enterprises to deploy their technology solutions in emerging markets.

ADB adds value to ADB Ventures investment activities in a variety of ways:
    • Market and sector insights and relationships
    • Avenues to scale businesses and impact through ADB networks
    • Rigorous impact investment metrics
    • Proven safeguards and operational policies