We grow by investing in, acquiring and building leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages
We believe in the power of local backed by global scale
We continue to back new business models to fuel our growth and increasingly, we look for opportunities to address big societal needs in markets where we see the greatest growth potential. These include all major markets in the world. Where we see a company with promise, we move quickly to expand and scale it.
We believe we are the best global growth partner for founders, startups and other investors with the ambition to scale in our markets
Our operating model is different from many other companies. We both invest in and run leading companies, and we add value at all life-stages. We create our own businesses or invest in early stage companies, we take promising models and grow them quickly to scale, we evolve and grow companies already at scale, and we hold investments in listed companies with significant upside.
The Prosus group is organised into seven business areas: Classifieds, Payments & Fintech, EdTech, Food delivery, Etail, Ventures and Travel. We also hold sizable investments in listed Social & Internet assets Tencent and Mail.ru
Our Classifieds business, the OLX Group, provides mobile and digital local marketplaces that connect 300 million buyers and sellers every month in more than 30 countries around the world. Our companies, OLX, Avito and letgo, between them represent the top-ranked mobile classifieds apps in more than 20 countries.
PayU is one of the largest Payment Service Platforms in the world, focusing on markets with long-term growth potential. It has leading positions across Africa and the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, India, and Latin America. PayU’s 250 payment options enable safe transactions in 16 countries for more than 160,000 merchants, allowing them to focus on reaching the 2.2 billion consumers in our markets.
Our etail segment contains our business to consumer e-commerce companies and investments including eMAG in Central and Eastern Europe.
Our Ventures team partners with entrepreneurs around the world to build leading technology companies in high-growth markets. The team’s goal is to identify the next phase of growth for Prosus, by identifying trends, technologies, themes and geographies with the potential to experience significant growth in the coming decades.
We are building a global leader in on-demand food and grocery delivery to transform the way people source, consume and experience food. We are present in nearly 70 markets via several businesses including Delivery Hero, Flink, iFood, Oda, Swiggy and Wolt and cover more than half of the global population.
Prosus is playing an active role in the global EdTech evolution, helping to transform education globally with technology. We entered the EdTech sector in 2016 with investments in Brainly, Codecademy and Udemy, and have continued to expand our activity in the sector since then, with the portfolio now also including BYJU’s, Eruditus, Skillsoft, SoloLearn and Stack Overflow.