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European Angels Fund (EAF) - Co-investments with Business Angels
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The Social Impact Accelerator (SIA)
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Asset Management Umbrella Fund (AMUF)
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European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
How does EIF contribute to EFSI
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Regional Development - Country and sector-specific initiatives
Croatian Growth Investment Programme (CROGIP)
AGRI Italy Platform Uncapped Guarantee Instrument
ALTER’NA – ESIF EARFD Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF)
Central Europe Fund of Funds (CEFoF)
Croatian Venture Capital Initiative (CVCi FoF)
Competitiveness Fund-of-Funds for SMEs in Romania
Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Initiative East Guarantee Facility (DCFTA)
Dutch Growth Co-Investment Programme
Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI-II)
EAFRD FoF Portugal
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European Recovery Programme (ERP)
ERP-EIF Co-Investment Growth Facility
INAF – French National Agricultural Initiative
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ESIF Fund-of-Funds Czech Republic
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Greece
The Silesia EIF Fund of Funds
La Financière Région Réunion
The EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate (EREM)
Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility (GAGF)
G43 - Anatolian Venture Capital Fund Project
InvestBG Equity Instrument
JEREMIE Romania Reflows – Equity Instrument
LfA-EIF Facility
Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF)
Mezzanine 'Fund of Fund' for Germany (MDD)
Polish Growth Fund of Funds (PGFF)
Portugal Venture Capital Initiative (PVCi)
Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme
Slovene Equity Growth Investment Programme (SEGIP)
Swedish Venture Initiative (SVI)
Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund (TGIF)
Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF)

Portugal Venture Capital Initiative (PVCi)

PVCi has been the first fund-of-funds initiative launched by the EIF in co-operation with public and private stakeholders in Portugal in order to support a thriving venture capital and private equity ecosystem. Alongside the EIF, investors included the Government of Portugal, BPI, Novo banco, Millenium BCP, Montepio, CaixaGest, Bankinter, Santander, Fidelidade, Octante, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and PME Investimentos.

Leveraging the initial EUR 111m of financing, seven selected funds (Pathena, OxyCapital, Menlo, Hcapital, Explorer, Vallis and InterRisco) generated further investments of up to EUR 328m in small businesses in a wide range of industries across the country.

In July 2018, PVCi celebrated 10 years of activities in Portugal, having invested more than EUR 320m and supported more than 6 000 jobs.

During the past 10 years, PVCi had a positive impact on entrepreneurship and economic growth in Portugal, especially during a period of hardship marked by the recent economic and financial crisis.

Speaking at the event, several stakeholders noted that PVCi was a key market development tool that was available for investors and businesses even in times in which only a few others were willing to risk and invest in the country. We have paved the way for today’s vibrant entrepreneurial community.

Portugal Venture Capital Initiative (PVCi)
Pier Luigi Gilibert – Chief Executive (EIF), John Holloway – PVCi Chairman of the Board (EIF), Emma Navarro – Vice-President (EIB), Manuel Cabral - Minister of Economy (Government of Portugal), Carlos Costa - Governor (Banco de Portugal)

For more pictures from the event, please visit the EIF’s Flickr account


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