We help
scale up startups

FALCONRY bridges the gap between
investors and startups

Falconry VC
is a Kazakhstan and CIS-focused VC Fund

The Fund invests in the world's most promising companies with disruptive ideas and great return potential. We invest in early and growth stage startup companies in various sectors. The Fund is run by Falconry Capital which enjoys 15-years’ experience in successfully investing in the capital markets.

Fund size:
$ 20 mln
First check investment:
up to $150 thsd
Total portfolio companies capitalization:
$3.1 bln

What we

We study the best international experience, support the development
of the VC industry and ecosystem in Kazakhstan and
Central Asia, get acquainted with promising teams, invest in the capital
of companies, assist in the growth and scaling up of projects

We invest in companies
in various sectors
in early and growth stage (pre-seed, seed, pre-IPO)
We fund
and support
their growth
Fund exits
from projects
within 5 years

We foster innovation and
work together to find
and grow breakthroughs
all over the world

We help

Solid returns on investment.
Help in finding projects
Due diligence.
Acceleration with our partners MOST Incubator
New products.
New services
New teams.

How Falconry operates

We invest our own funds
and invite co-investors
We create a fund for VC investments
We form a team of
We seek scalable
We invest
in selected projects
We provide expertise and support
We help scaling up
We exit from projects
with high returns

We DO NOT consider companies:

  • without the potential to reach a capitalization of $100 mln+;
  • at the presentation stage (MVP is a minimum requirement);
  • outside IT: investments in real estate, mineral resources, etc.;
  • with founders running several businesses simultaneously;
  • with the need in debt financing;
  • with the focus on crypto investments.

Required documents for the project to be considered

    If the project has been approved

    In case the Fund decides
    to participate in the project,
    the company should be prepared to:
    To accept the Fund’s representative
    as a Board Director
    To change the company’s
    organizational structure
    (if necessary)
    To submit quarterly
    operational and financial
    statements to the Fund

    Bakht Niyazov

    From 1997 through 2003, Bakht Niyzov worked for the state system for securities market regulation and was a Board Director at the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).

    In 2004, he founded the broker company Real-invest.kz. Over 4 years, the company has become one of the leading brokers on Kazakh stock market the company’s capitalization rose from $50 thousand up to $25 million. Under Niyzov’s management, Reak-invest.kz participated in market launch of shares and bonds of 10 companies, among them were Food Contract Corporation, ATFBank, Kazakhaltyn, Kazakhstan Engineering. The total amount of deals exceeds $500 million.

    Besides the stock market, Bakht Niyazov has vast experience in private equity investment.

    In 2009, he founded microfinance company Real-Credit, one of most successful micro-finance lender in Kazakhstan by profitability, and loan size.

    In 2014, he he cofounded Moscow based technology and transportation startup, which innovates at the intersection of lifestyle and logistics. Today company services nearly 90% five-star hotels in Moscow.

    In 2010, he launched investment company in DIFC, financing projects in international markets.

    In 2015, he became a co-founder of MeiraGtx, a revolutionary project in biotechnologies.

    Married, has three children.

    Bakht is an activist for sustainable development of Kazakhstan, in 2015, he founded Kazakhstan’s Council for Green Building “KazGBC”.

    Author of more than 50 publications on topic of Economics, Finance and Leadership.

    Dowd Mestoyev
    Head of construction
    development company.
    has managerial experience in in banking
    and investment industries
    of more than 18 years.
    Sergey Don
    Head of Trading
    Track record in trading exceeds 12 years.
    Under his management, Falconry capital
    was among the top-3 in terms
    of trading activities on KASE.
    Anes Kaldybayev
    Director of Asset management
    Assets under
    management $15 million. The funds
    under his management were among
    the top-3 on return
    rated by investfunds.kz
    Ruslan Akhmedov
    CFO. Head of investment
    consulting, project manager
    Investment and project
    management in manufacturing.
    Experience in managing assets
    of industrial businesses -
    exceeds 18 years.
    Rahul Maniar
    A leading institutional
    Experience in working for Feri AG,
    an investment company in Germany.
    Experience in managing hedge-funds,
    pension funds in Germany.
    Vast experience in analyzing projects
    in PE.

    A unique expertise
    by Falconry over
    15 years on the

    RIG is one of the leading independent investment groups
    in Kazakhstan, RIG has provided superior service to its clients
    since 2003 with $60 mln asset size
    and listing of equity and bonds
    on Kazakh stock exchange.
    One of Kazakhstan’s most successful
    microfinance lender
    Participation in a unique project “Ferro Alloy Resources”
    one of the largest vanadium mines in the world.
    Moscow based technology
    and transportation startup. Today company services
    nearly 90% five-star hotels in Moscow
    Participation as a co-founder in a revolutionary
    biotechnological project for gene therapy MeigaGTX (USA).
    The company delivered its successful IPO
    on the NASDAQ in 2018.
    The Construction of a housing estate featuring
    a unique concept based on “Green” technologies.
    Participation as a Co-investor in a project
    to make leather shoes in Kazakhstan
    under the brand name “SHOES REPUBLIC”.