EIF Working Paper 2017/41, Liquidity events and returns of EIF-backed VC investments – Volume III of “The European venture capital landscape: an EIF perspective”

This is the third volume of the series entitled ”The European venture capital landscape: an EIF perspective”. This series aims at assessing whether EIF’s venture capital activity positively affected beneficiary start-up companies, contributing to the broader theme of government intervention in the field of venture capital. With the aim of investigating exit returns in Europe, this paper analyses data on about 3,600 EIF-supported seed and start-up VC investments from 1996 to 2015.

The EIF Working Papers are designed to make available to a wider readership selected topics and studies in relation to EIF´s business. The Working Papers are edited by EIF´s Research & Market Analysis and are typically authored or co-authored by EIF staff or are written in cooperation with EIF. The Working Papers are usually available only in English and typically distributed in electronic form (pdf).

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