Making. Capital. Work.
… for good!
Because commercial returns on investment are ephemeral unless deeply rooted in conservation and contributive to human development. Sustained value creation (in turn investment returns and global development) necessarily require synchronization in the activities of capital providers, governments and development agencies
We provide hands-on advise on investing and creating value in emerging and frontier markets
“Setuka” means “Bridge” in Sanskrit. The name epitomizes what we do in enabling the flow of capital and capacity between the two seemingly parallel and disparate sides of the so-called “developed” and “developing” world. We strongly believe that the persistence of such divide is detrimental to the sustainable development of our planet. We actively work to eliminate this divide and want to see it disappear in our lifetimes.
The core belief underlying our work in the facilitation of capital flow across borders is that the divide between “Development Finance” and “Commercial Finance” is artificial. Those focusing on “commercial returns” alone are simply ignoring costs that such single-minded focus imposes on the planet and on that part of the population that happened to be born without a similar access to opportunities. We believe it is not only possible to achieve commercial and developmental results in conjunction, it is the only choice we have if we want future generations to thrive.
As part of our mission we (a) Guide emerging market focused investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs in building enduring partnerships (b) Drive fundamental change in the construct, delivery and evaluation of aid and development programs by embedding practical insights from on-ground experience and networks in emerging markets.
Appropriate leverage and blending of public and private capital for economic transformation in emerging and fragile countries lies at the core of our work.
Our team brings unique experiences and deep insights into how emerging and frontier markets work and, more importantly, how your capital can be made to work to your satisfaction there.
2001 Columbia Pike, Suite #308
Arlington, VA 22204
Washington DC Metro Area, USA
We drive fundamental change in the construct, delivery and evaluation of aid and development programs by embedding practical insights from on-ground experience and networks in emerging markets.
We help entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets build enduring partnerships with providers of capital who understand that sustained commercial returns are incidental to socially responsible investments
We create a bridge not only for capital but also for the movement of capacity. We regularly lead Study Tours of senior public and private sector officials from emerging and frontier markets to other similar markets for cross-pollination of learnings