Please join Eurasia Foundation for a Sarah Carey Forum on Bridging the Gap: Expanding Risk Capital for Small Businesses in Eurasia. Click here to register.

This panel discussion will explore how impact investment in small businesses can drive economic growth in the Eurasia region, where growth capital combined with technical assistance has the potential to deliver both financial and social returns. The discussion will attract a cross-section of representatives from international finance and development, asset owners, policy makers, corporate leaders, and the organizations that provide financial, technical, and business support services to small and growing businesses.

Our panel will examine opportunities to expand private investment to viable small businesses in Eurasia. Panelists will discuss their own experiences with private investment in Eurasia and other regions and expectations for the future of these pioneering markets. 

A reception following the discussion will celebrate the launch of Gazelle Finance, an investment fund seeded by Eurasia Foundation that facilitates growth capital and enhanced prosperity for small and growing businesses and their communities.

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Horton Beebe-Center
President, Eurasia Foundation


Stephanie Komsa, Panelist
Chief Operating Officer, Gazelle Finance

Jeffrey Liebert
CEO, Gazelle Finance 


Giorgi Tsikolia, Panelist
Deputy Chief of Party, Embassy of the Republic of Georgia to the U.S.

Teresa Barger, Panelist
CEO, Cartica Capital


Dan Keeler, Moderator
Editor, Frontier Markets, The Wall Street Journal

Frank Ingriselli, Panelist
Global Venture Investments, LLC