• VC investment grows innovative start-ups

Interview with Dr Julie Curran, of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), at the EVCA Venture Capital Forum in Berlin.


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• Policymakers can help VC bring innovation to the market

Belgian Liberal MEP Philippe de Backer discusses innovation, regulation, venture capital and Europe’s future.


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• 2013 European private equity activity

Europe private equity’s most detailed data review shows uplift in funds raised, overseas investor interest and jump in exits, IPOs Pension funds remain biggest investor in private equity Investor commitments to venture capital edging up 40% of companies backed by private equity for the first


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• Why do you invest in European VC?

The EVCA met with Claudio Siniscalco, Principal at HarbourVest Partners, to discuss his experience of investing in European ideas.


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• Industry welcomes European Parliament’s vote on European long-term investment funds

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), three leading EU associations with members active in promoting financing of long term investments, welcome the


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• ESMA boss: Private equity can help fund Europe's economy

The head of Europe’s markets regulator on how private equity can help fund the economy and AIFMD.


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• New industry task force to propose solutions for Europe’s IPO revival

EuropeanIssuers, the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges, three leading EU associations with members active in the capital markets, will set up a new industry task force to offer the next European Commission and Parliament


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• Pensions, private equity and responsible investment

PensionsEurope CEO Matti Leppälä discusses the relationship between private equity, pension funds and responsible investment.


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• Anna Lekston appointed Senior Public Affairs Manager

Anna Lekston has joined the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) as Senior Public Affairs Manager. She will take the lead for the association on a number of policy issues including Solvency II, the Structure of Banking as well as the review of the European System of


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