Empowering frontier economies

Cardano Development is an incubator and fund manager that streamlines capital through partnerships to establish and bring to scale pioneering financial risk management solutions.

Fund managing innovation

We have established several of our companies and continue to support our suite of five scale-ups. Combined, they provide innovative financial solutions for frontier markets – empowering the development of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in frontier economies.

Innovation meets incubation

Our incubator initiative nurtures the development of initiatives focused on addressing the most pressing risks within local financial markets.

Collaboration creates impact

Our diverse network of over 30 trusted partners allows us to deliver the greatest impact, accelerating the flow of solutions and capital into 60+ frontier economies.

Long-term capital

Our capital and assets under management is predominantly sourced from development finance institutions. Our investors range from multilateral development banks to pension funds and other institutional investors.

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Our Insights platform is where we share our ideas and expert knowledge of local market development in frontier and emerging markets, with a strong focus on local currency financing.

What is local currency finance?

Find out about how local currency finance works to create strong financial markets and protect people and businesses against financial risks. Cardano development has local currency finance at the core of all its businesses.


Together we can boost inclusive and sustainable economic growth
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