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Why Switzerland needs the Swiss Investment Fund

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Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be an expert for a Bachelor thesis about the European Investment Fund. The student, Daniel Poffet, now graduated (congrats, btw!), did a great research in explaining what the European Investment Fund (EIF) is.

Basically, the EIF is a public-private partnership founded in 1994 aiming to allow a better access to (venture) capital. It is mainly owned by the European Investment Bank and by the European Union. The activity of the EIF is to invest indirectly in startups and companies in the European Union. The EIF doesn’t invest directly, but provides more funds to Venture Capital funds (hey, well, VC’s do also need to raise funds – like startup entrepreneurs… And it’s not easier for them, too!). And it can represent up to 30% (if I remember...

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