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Thousands of SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe have been able to start-up or expand their businesses thanks to the EIF. The entrepreneurs below have all benefitted from equity capital or loans backed by the EU provided by a wide range of financial institutions, acting locally as EIF's  financial intermediaries. 

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Infarm: urban farming (r)evolution

  •  Release date: 13 September 2019
“Our food travels approximately 1500km through 28 pairs of hands before it reaches our plate, wasting enormous amounts of energy. One third of this food is spoiled in the process before it even reaches our plate,” says Martin Weber, CFO of Infarm, a Berlin-based company founded in 2013.

Cyberhedge: translating cyber-speak into CFO

  •  Release date: 25 July 2019
“If the primary asset of your company is oil, gas or minerals, you will probably spend a lot of time and resources on protecting it, right? Studying the geology, politics, the technology, and taking steps to make it more secure. But what happens if your primary asset is data? I started asking around and it didn’t take long to see that there’s really no standard approach to protecting “data as an asset”. That was our niche,” explains Ryan Dodd, founder of ...

Spire Global: data & analytics from orbit

  •  Release date: 16 July 2019
Spire is a data and analytics company that collects data from space to solve problems on earth. Through one of the largest satellite constellations in the world, Spire identifies, tracks, and predicts the movement of the world's resources and weather systems so that businesses and governments can make smarter decisions. This data is useful in a diverse array of areas ranging from weather predictions to the maritime and aviation industries, government and the military, all the way to supply ...

Barleta: finding market opportunities

  •  Release date: 12 July 2019
Corneliu Enache, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and co-founder of Barleta, is a firm believer in opportunity. “There is always room for new businesses. Even if the market seems saturated, there are always niches where businesses can successfully develop.”

Conirom: passion for shoes

  •  Release date: 12 July 2019
She loves the handcraft manufacturing aspect of shoemaking - “I love getting all the raw materials, not knowing initially how they are going to play out, and then realising that I have made a beautiful shoe out of them. It requires a lot of imagination to put together two different elements and create something pretty”, she says.

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