In our last post, we dipped our toes into the Iran Alternative Investment ecosystem with a hint of listed VC funds, their laws, regulations and in general the imposed provisions on said investment funds. We are now to explore more about a very new scheme introduced, officially, just recently by Iran Fara Bourse. Although there were some old practices on this instrument in form of social and charity events, however, its conjugate with a capital market face is something that shall be considered as a toddler with lots of unknowns and question marks yet. Yes, we are talking about the “Equity Crowdfunding”!
Showing by name, Iran Alternative Investment is simply a getaway for conventional investment schemes. If listed equities, bonds (Sukuks) and bank deposits are considered as conventional in Iranian investment ecosystem, then ripping the way off for other instruments shall be named alternative.
Traditionally, international investors have always had their eye on Iranian greenfield investment schemes in form of private equity. After some time, the opportunities in the Iranian capital and debt markets caught their eyes