We are a leading player in the European Venture Capital market. We focus on the establishment of a sustainable Venture Capital Ecosystem in Europe supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.
We concentrate on building the necessary private sector Venture Capital infrastructure to address market gaps and opportunities with the aim to further enhance the attractiveness of European Venture Capital as an alternative asset class.
How do we achieve this? We work with venture capital funds - acting as our intermediaries – that provide finance to innovative high-tech SMEs in their early and growth phases. We focus particularly on disruptive early-stage technology enterprises which typically face financing challenges but also provide outstanding investment opportunities.
We aim to cornerstone investments in Venture Capital Funds focusing the European market which are managed by established but also emerging teams. We have a long history and expertise in setting-up, managing or advising tailored Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds, most of which are entrusted to EIF by third parties such as the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, the Member States and the Regional Authorities.
We have built a strong expertise in the Life Sciences, Cleantech and ICT sectors.
If you are a fund manager and would like to work with us, please refer to our information on how to submit your investment proposal.
We offer “smart money”: besides providing funding, we can also help you in shaping and optimising your investment proposal by sharing experience and expertise in all phases and areas of structuring, raising and managing a VC fund.
Our team currently consists of 16 investment professionals who manage a portfolio of over 210 Venture Capital Funds with total EIF commitments of about EUR 3 bn.