We offer a long-term venture debt product to address the unique funding needs of fast growing innovative companies. The financing structure includes bullet repayment and remuneration linked to the equity risk of the investees and complements existing venture capital financing.
The company must have already raised equity from professional investors, havea sustainable business model and business plan and have a solid corporate governance in place.
Check the "What is eligible" section for the type of projects we can finance.
What is eligible
Investment plans in research & development must be located in the European Union. The projects should be in commercial stage, although pre-commercial stage may be accepted if the company develops technologies in areas of strategic importance to the EU.
The financing size requested is between €5 million and €50 million.
The projects should fall under one of the innovative areas, indicatively:
Health: biotech, unmet medical needs, vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, med-tech, digital health solutions, etc.
Future technologies: robotics, automation, semi-conductors, high performance computing, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, advanced hardware components, advanced engineering, photonics, semiconductors, IoT, 5g and beyond, edge computing, industry 4.0, automation and data flows, advanced materials, sustainable / advanced manufacturing, space tech, strategic sustainable ICT technologies, etc.
Sustainable infrastructure: sustainable transport, future mobility, transition to clean energy, decarbonisation technologies and digital solutions, the circular economy, greening of space technologies, etc.
You can read more here about how to apply for venture debt financing from the EIB and the next steps of the process.
Sign up for a contact account to send all inquiries directly to our Venture Debt team. Once signed up, your company can get in touch with us, make a general enquiry or apply for venture debt financing.
We have aligned all our financing activities with the principles and goals of the Paris Agreement, a commitment that builds a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.