Frequently asked questions – FAQ

Our broad mandate allows us to actively invest in the following areas:

  • Development of the non-resource sector of the economy. 

  • Support for export-oriented industries. 

  • Improving labour efficiency. 

  • Promoting infrastructure development. 

  • Support for innovation

  • Support for entrepreneurship. 

  • Creating jobs. 

  • Increase in volume of production of goods and services in the economy. 

  • Support of "green" projects and initiatives related to adaptation to climate change and reduction of environmental impact. 


QIC considers the possibility of participating in portfolio funds if the following criteria are met:

Participation of Additional Investors: It is necessary to have at least one investor, in addition to QIC, who has expressed willingness to invest in the Fund. 

Investment Ratio: For each unit of funds invested by QIC in the strategic portfolio, an additional unit of funds from other investors should be attracted to invest in projects in Kazakhstan. 

Management Company Experience: The management company and its key employees must have experience in private investment or project management. 

Co-investing: Management Company (or its affiliated company) requires mandatory co-investing in the Fund, with a minimum share of 1% of the total capitalization of the Fund. 

Management Fee: The amount of the management fee should not exceed 2.5% per annum of the total capitalization of the Fund.


Venture capital - form of financing in which investors provide financial resources to startups and young companies with high growth potential and innovative ideas. Venture capital is usually invested in exchange for a stake in a company and can be used for business development, expansion of operations, development of new products or services, as well as for marketing and other strategic purposes. 

The main characteristics of venture capital include: 

Risk: Investments in startups and companies at early stages of development are associated with high risks, since most startups do not survive to a successful implementation or do not reach a high value in the market. 

Equity: Venture investors usually acquire a stake in a company and become its shareholders. This distinguishes venture capital from other forms of financing, such as loans or borrowed funds. 

Support and expertise: Venture investors often provide startups not only with financing, but also business advice, expertise and industry connections. This helps companies to develop and scale faster. 

IPO or sale: The goal of venture investors is often to exit investments through a public offering (IPO) of a company on the stock exchange or sale of the company to another investor or corporation with a profit. 

Long-term perspective: Venture capital is focused on long-term growth prospects and creating value for investors. 

Venture capital plays an important role in supporting innovation, contributing to the development of technology companies and contributing to economic development. This type of investment is often used in the technology and startup sectors, where innovation and rapid growth can lead to significant success.