Listen up: Podcast talk on "An inside view of the European Investment Fund"

10 Mar 2021

Listen up: Podcast talk on "An inside view of the European Investment Fund"

Titel: Podcast

In this episode of our podcast series "Road to IPO" we focus on the European Investment Fund (EIF). The central idea of the EIF is to help small and medium-sized enterprises with funding. Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe is the top priority. The fund is a public-private partnership and is mostly owned by the EU. However, the EIF should not be seen as a subsidy fund; all investments must also generate profit and generate a certain return.

In a conversation with host Joël Kaczmarek, Peter Fricke, Head of Deutsche Börse Venture Network, and Bjorn Tremmerie, Head of Venture Capital and Impact Investing at EIF, you gain deep insights into the structures and tasks of the fund.

The following questions will be answered in this podcast episode:

  • How much money does EIF manage?
  • What does the EIF invest in?
  • How is the fund structured?
  • Who are the governing bodies?
  • What are the objectives?
  • What is the impact of Corona on the fund?
  • What are the investment volumes?
  • What are the future prospects for European Venture?
Björn Tremmerie

Bjorn Tremmerie is Head of Venture Capital and Impact Investing at EIF, where he has worked since 2002. With his team, he invests and monitors investments in venture capital funds in Europe and is responsible for a portfolio of over 150 European VC funds. He also manages the European Angel Fund's co-investment program with more than 100 business angels enrolled to date, through which co-investments are made in start-ups.

Peter Fricke

Peter Fricke has been with Deutsche Börse Group for thirteen years and has been responsible for Deutsche Börse Venture Network since April 2017. Previously, he worked at Eurex in Sales and Business Development Asia/Middle and headed the representative office in Singapore. Peter Fricke studied economics at the University of Mannheim and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.


Joël Kaczmarek is founder of digital kompakt and moderates the discussion. This podcast is produced in cooperation with digital kompakt, an online trade magazine on digital business models, companies and developments.


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