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    On the back of the success of the EIB venture debt activities, the Bank is organising its second annual event for businesses benefiting from EIB’s venture debt financing. This innovative product aims at supporting early-stage, highly-innovative companies in Europe.

    This year the summit will bring together around 200 CEOs/CFOs of the portfolio companies, their private funds sponsors, financial advisors, the European Commission, EIB staff and media.

    The event will consist of:

    • a full day of round tables focusing on the development of the European venture capital market, as well as specific panels.
    • keynote by EIB Vice-president Ambroise Fayolle
    • a cocktail reception

    Participation is by invitation only. For more information, please contact

    Finance for small, high-risk and incredibly innovative projects

    The EU bank launched its full-scale venture debt operations under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in December 2016. Since then, the EIB is one of the largest venture debt providers in Europe.

    By December 2018, the EIB had:

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    • reviewed more than 2 000 financing requests per year
    • conducted more than 70 due diligences per year
    • signed 80 operations for a total portfolio of EUR 1.8bn

    The EIB venture debt financing is supporting the growth of innovative companies in various sectors such as life science, biotech, software, 3D printing, robotics, clean technologies and artificial intelligence.

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