“One of Dnevnik’s largest achievements, which would not be possible without DSV’s vital assistance, was the launch of Kundelik.kz (our expansion into Kazakhstan). This expansion will allow us to double our foreign business within the next 2 years.
DSV was able to understand exactly the type of partner we needed for successful international expansion and helped us at all stages of negotiations. Since DSV have a comparatively smaller amount of companies in their portfolio, they are able to pay a lot more attention to each of the companies. Their approach is really hands-on.“
“Five years ago we were looking to partner with an investor who was able to deliver value through an extensive network of business connections for our marketing team and who didn't plan to micromanage us. I can safely say that despite DSV being a young, but mature, team not only have they overdelivered on our expectations but they are some of the most clever people I've ever met.
We took tremendous value from partnering with DSV right from the earliest stages of their investment. We would seriously slow down our development without them. From my perspective the DSV team are more easy going than a typical investor and are open and transparent with us; delivering inspiration for our key staff is also a key value they bring. The DSV team has been instrumental in assisting us with significant milestones our business has faced such as the spinoff of nur.kz and spearheading the buy-out of OLX’s sub-Saharan African business”
"We were considering potential investors for our Series C round when one of our existing investors introduced us to Digital Spring Ventures. For us, it was important to have someone who could support us beyond just financial investment, and the key to deciding to take on DSV as an investor was the Central Asia connection they brought to the table. We have a good working relationship with DSV, and feel the DSV team has been instrumental in assisting us including with M&A discussions."
“DSV is a highly professional investor with a smart approach. DSV is very supportive and helped us to restructure the Jiji business and to close the deal with Naspers concerning OLX assets in five countries. We think that DSV is definitely in the top league of venture capital investors. It’s an open-minded, supportive and reliable partner.”
“DSV do help in building a business. To this day we have almost day-to-day communication with DSV, we do like their deep understanding of a vast multitude of business and investment processes, hands-on approach, and their ability and willingness to devote significant amounts of their time to help us and to spend time on our assets.“