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About private equity

Why choose venture capital for your business?

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Get ahead with venture capital

Are you seeking long-term capital and support to turbocharge your company’s growth? Or do you need seed finance and expertise to get your nascent business idea into pole position? If so, venture capital could be for you.

Venture capital is a type of private equity typically invested in entrepreneurial, innovative businesses to help them grow. Crucially, as well as funding, venture capitalists offer tailored support for your company, from refining strategy and helping commercialise innovation, through to new product and service development and bringing your business onto the global circuit.

Why choose venture capital for your business?

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The greatest time in history for European tech

Niklas Zennström, CEO of Atomico and founder of Skype, talks about how Europe's startup environment has changed in the last decade. He explains why he decided to become a venture capital investor, backing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

VC creates success

Skype, SoundCloud and Spotify are just a few examples of successful European VC-backed companies, but there are many less well-known innovators that have benefitted from VC funding and expertise, such as Sonnenbatterie, Universal Robots or LDR Medical. For more examples, private equity in action below.

European VC managers are experienced value creators who partner with ambitious entrepreneurs running businesses with tremendous growth potential.

If your company fits this profile, go to our Find an Investor Tool – your first step to securing the funding and expertise your business needs to accelerate its expansion.

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