The brainwaves behind future healthcare is part of the ‘A Different Angle’ film series, exploring the role of private equity and venture capital in European society. This unique film series, presented by Invest Europe, the world’s largest association of private capital providers, and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, brings to screen the human stories at the heart of the businesses that are driving change and fuelling growth through private capital.
A Different Angle aims to improve the understanding of private equity and venture capital, demystifying the virtuous circle of investing that supports our pensions and savings while exploring the true nature of innovation in Europe. It will also raise awareness about the expertise injected into businesses alongside capital, and how profit and purpose, such as high social and environmental goals, can work in harmony to produce better returns for investors and society.
IQ Capital is a prime example of how venture capital is deeply woven into the fabric of entrepreneurial innovation in Europe.
IQ Capital’s backing of Neurovalens, a start up operating in Europe and USA, is all about putting an end to expensive and invasive surgical procedures via a novel headset. It can be worn at home for 30 minutes a day, sending electrical impulses to your brainstem which Neurovalens says can reboot existing health conditions to potentially reverse obesity, diabetes, depression and anxiety. With some 463 million adults living with diabetes in 2019 (by 2045 this will rise to 700 million), this innovation offers not just a non-surgical, at-home treatment, but will be a big financial alleviation for healthcare systems globally.
Invest Europe, in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EIF), published ‘The VC Factor - Pandemic Edition’, a new report illustrating European venture capital’s continued strong support for innovative and fast-growing start-ups in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) with the support of Invest Europe, published 'The VC Survey 2021: Market Sentiment,' a new report that provides an opportunity to retrieve unique market insights. The paper focuses on the market sentiment and the impact of COVID-19. The study looks at the current situation, developments in the recent past and expectations for the future.
The most comprehensive analysis of fundraising, investment and divestment trends with data on more than 1,600 European private equity and venture capital firms, the 2020 statistics cover 89% of the €708bn in capital under management in Europe.
Detailed evidence and analysis of the European private equity and venture capital industry’s real contribution to employment, in 2020, and job creation, in 2019-20, and the far-reaching impact this has on the people, societies and economies of Europe.
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