We are finalizing the structuring of a venture capital fund that can support the development of start-ups, particularly those in the expansion stage. University professors, sector experts, market operators and potential investors have all been involved in the analysis.
The positive feedback received has encouraged the launch of a project for the promotion of a venture capital fund to support innovative companies operating in smart specializations to be found in the area: we estimate that the fund can start in 2021.
Alpine Growth Investment Platform
Together with the European Investment Fund and other regions of the Alpine arc (the Regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta), the Province of Bolzano has signed a management agreement for the “AlpGip” investment fund (Alpine Growth Investment Platform), which possesses total funds of approximately 51 million euros.
These assets are intended to be invested in venture capital or private equity funds with a focus on the territory of the regions concerned.
Euregio Plus is particularly concerned with maintaining relations with the European Investment Fund, the platform manager, as well as with the other entities involved, providing its know-how so as to enhance the “fund of funds”. Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to identify a financial partner to aid their growth can contact us in order to submit their initiative to the “AlpGip” investment fund.