Entrevista de Jochebed Heiland

Hoje deixo-lhes uma entrevista dada ao Semanário Vida Económica por Jochebed Heiland do Ministério da Economia Holandês que esteve presente no 9º VCIT nos passados dias 27 e 28 de Maio.

– What are the characteristics of these co-investment funds created by the State and the Business Angels to support entrepreneurs?

The Technostarter SEED facility aims to increase the chance for Technostarters to get financing. The facility improves the risk-return for investors and enables Business Angels to invest larger amounts then they have available themselves.

In order to use this facility a minimum of 3 Business Angels must establish a closed end investment fund. None of the Angels can have a controlling interest in the fund. The government gives a loan the investment fund to match the investment budget of the Business Angels.

The government loan has a maximum of € 4 million per fund. And the fund will be able to finance a maximum of 50% of their investment using the loan. The funds have to provide risk capital to Dutch technostarters. The provision of risk capital takes the form of the acquisition of shares in the technostarters business whereby a subordinated loan can be provided as additional capital. In this way Technostarters may obtain capital ranging from € 100.000 to €2,5 mln.

Businesses that classify as innovative from a technological perspective fall within the target group of technostarters. This means that there is a technical invention or a new combination of existing technology underlying the technostarters physical product or service. There is no need for the technostarter to have invented the invention or devised the new application.


Entrevista na totalidade – Ficheiro .pdf (40 Kb) (Inglês)


Licenciado e Mestre em Gestão de Empresas. Presidente da Gesbanha, S.A., especialista em capital de risco e empreendedorismo, investidor particular ("business angels") e Presidente da FNABA (Federação Nacional de Associações de Business Angels). Director da EBAN e da WBAA

Share This Post

Related Articles

© 2021 Francisco Banha Blog. All rights reserved. Site Admin · Entries RSS · Comments RSS
Designed by Theme Junkie · Adapted by KMedia.pt