A venture capital firm focussed on urban innovation investments.

Azcende is a venture capital firm that seeks to change the world’s cities through its investment mindset in urban innovation. As a result of our insights into the smart city asset class, Azcende can harness existing assets and services through effective identification and matching of early-stage tech startups (in which we may seek to invest). Central to our thesis and approach is an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus, ensuring that we advance humanity with positive (economic, social and environmental) impact.




Our investments


Azcende has established a unique investment thesis that enables us to more effectively consider the intrinsic value of existing assets and infrastructure in the urban (city) landscape. This allows us to identify the unrealised potential in start-ups which could lead to providing greater benefit for future transactions.

City and government innovation





Why cities?

More than 54% of the world’s population now lives in cities. By making urban investments that benefit people, government and industries, we can make an outsized contribution to solving global issues in education, health and sustainability by promoting the effective use of technology to improve outcomes in these areas.