This activity is managed in Europe by the European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the EIB Group.
The EIF focuses on establishing a sustainable venture capital ecosystem in Europe, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. The EIF works with venture capital funds (acting as intermediaries) that invest into innovative high-tech small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in their early and growth phases.
The EIF's equity activity is principally backed by resources from its main shareholders, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission. In addition, the EIF is advising, sponsoring or managing a number of equity funds-of-funds and guarantee / debt funds on behalf of third party investors, including national and regional governments as well as private strategic investors.
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