Dec 14, 2021 • 40M

#38 David Dana, EIF, pt. 1

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This is a very special edition of The European VC called "Grilling & Myth-busting with the EIF" as we're talking to David Dana, head of ICT investments at the EIF. The episode builds on (tough!) questions sourced from our community and former guests and the lines were hot, so the episode ended up as something truly special.

In this episode you'll learn:
- The EIF's investment strategy, what they look for and what they shy away from.
- To what extent do member country contributions impact EIF allocation
- The interplay with the EIB - the European Investment Bank and how the EIF manages their (many!) different mandates
- The gaps that EIF seek to fill in the European capital market and what they're doing to improve university tech transfer - as well as what David personally loves
- What the EIF is doing to solve the lack of LPs with risk appetite and understanding of VC also touching on their initiative of raising their own private Fund of Funds.