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Audit questions Swedish state’s early-stage investment

In January, Swedish daily financial newspaper Dagens Industri uncovered conflicts of interest within state venture fund InlandsInnovation, which has put the country’s venture capital system......

Nordic unquote | 20 Mar 2014 | secure
Audit questions Swedish state’s early-stage investment
European VC "stronger now than in 2000"

European VC "stronger now than in 2000"

Venture capital is on an upward trajectory, with phenomenal exits and a handful of fund closes building momentum. Kimberly Romaine interviews John Holloway, director at European Investment......

unquote | 18 Sep 2012 | screening image
Can celebrities make it in private equity?

Can celebrities make it in private equity?

Last week, a private equity fund launched by Cherie Blair was revealed to have raised just 6% of its target after months of fundraising. Even the prestige and connections that come with......

unquote | 14 Aug 2012
Venture's Olympic performance

Venture's Olympic performance

Venture may be back on the map after a stellar 18 months. Industry heavyweights account for most – but crucially not all – of Europe’s successes. Kimberly Romaine reports.

unquote | 10 Aug 2012
Olympic legacy to accelerate UK venture

Olympic legacy to accelerate UK venture

VCs have welcomed plans for the conversion of the Press and Broadcast Centres at the Olympic Park into a tech hub. But how important are accelerators and could they help Europe catch up......

unquote | 09 Aug 2012
Sweden tops EC innovation despite incomplete eco-chain

Sweden tops EC innovation despite incomplete eco-chain

Sweden has ranked highest in the European Innovation Union Scoreboard, but one industry professional has expressed his surprise at this success due to an “obvious lack in strategy for......

unquote | 23 Feb 2012 | secure
Could venture capital cure youth unemployment crisis?

Could venture capital cure youth unemployment crisis?

Unemployment is rife in Southern Europe. Particularly afflicted are the younger members of society, unable to enter the impenetrable job market. But could venture capital play a part in......

Southern Europe unquote | 17 Feb 2012 | secure
Fragmented ecosystem hampering European venture

Fragmented ecosystem hampering European venture

The debate surrounding the high returns enjoyed by Silicon Valley investors compared to their European counterparts continues. But why do stateside investments traditionally reap higher......

unquote | 09 Feb 2012 | secure
Can venture cash in on Skype success?

Can venture cash in on Skype success?

Venture has just cashed in on Skype – again. Such successes are rare, meaning LPs need more convincing before investing more in the asset class. Viktor Lundvall investigates

unquote | 13 May 2011 | secure
AIFM: EVCA vows to fight on after ‘disappointing’ JURI vote

AIFM: EVCA vows to fight on after ‘disappointing’ JURI vote

The European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) has vowed to fight on against the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive, which could prove disastrous for venture investors.......

unquote | 29 Apr 2010
Seed financing fails to germinate

Seed financing fails to germinate

The German venture industry is under fire from all angles, with the regulatory environment, a shortage of serial entrepreneurs, and a lack of support from domestic LPs posing formidable......

unquote | 13 Apr 2010
The state of government-backed venture

The state of government-backed venture

Deborah Sterescu speaks to Rory Earley, CEO of government-backed LP Capital for Enterprise, about what the UK venture capital industry needs to thrive

UK unquote | 08 Mar 2010
Q&A: European venture to outperform in cleantech area

Q&A: European venture to outperform in cleantech area

Rob Genieser recently joined cleantech venture investor Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF), which currently invests from its £110m fund, closed in March 2008. Relocating from Vertex,......

Nordic unquote | 08 Mar 2010 | secure
Venture back in the spotlight

Venture back in the spotlight

Venture capital in the UK is booming this week following two major deals in the healthcare sector. Deborah Sterescu reports.

UK unquote | 02 Mar 2010
VCTs to make a comeback

VCTs to make a comeback

Venture Capital Trusts are hardly an asset class to make the headlines but current market conditions suggest there are growing expectations for a strong 2010 vintage. Emanuel Eftimiu reports......

unquote | 25 Feb 2010
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Emerisque Brands, the retail-focused private equity house, has appointed Steve Back as an operating partner.

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