The International Venture Capital & Private Equity Forum is a unique two-day event dedicated to raising financing for ambitious and dynamic entrepreneurs, business oriented researchers and new technology-based firms in Southeast Europe
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Welcome to the 11th International VC Forum

The 11th International Venture Capital and Private Equity Forum, the leading event for venture capital and private equity in South Eastern Europe took place on 5th and 6th April 2011 at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, Greece. It was co-organised by the Invest in Greece Agency, the Hellenic Venture Capital Association (HVCA) and PRAXI/HELP-FORWARD Network, coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas.

The Forum was a unique opportunity for the 500 participants (investment professionals, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and researchers) to network, exchange their views and experiences. This year also, the Forum was honored to have the Minister of Finance & Economics giving the keynote speech.

Over 150 meetings took place, between venture capitalists, private equity investors and entrepreneurs. In statistical figures, 87% of the 113 submitted investment proposals originated from Greece and 13% from Cyprus, UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, FYROM and USA. The requested funds amounted to 455 million euros. The majority of the investment proposals related to the sectors of information technology, energy, and health/safety, while the respective business plans addressed both the global and local market (64% and 36% respectively).

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