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The European Investment Bank is a pan-European investor based in Luxembourg, and the only bank owned by European Union member states. Founded in 1958, the banks has invested in thousands of businesses and public and private infrastructure projects. It is the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume and also now has an SME tech focus, with recipients needing to have sustainable business model and, usually, a European focus. In December 2020, the EIB launched a new €150m co-investment fund to support startups leveraging AI across Europe to address what it called “the multibillion-euro funding gap compared with the United States and China.” Its most recent investments include a €20m investment in the €32m Series C round of Portuguese international online print store 360imprimir (BIZAY) and its first spacetech investment, €20m in venture debt investment to Luxembourg-based Spire Global that is building a satellite constellation, both in December 2020.In 4Q 2020, it also invested €10m in Spanish industrial IoT startup Worldsensing, €15m in German identity verification platform IDnow and €15 in German sportstech platform KINEXON.

Targeting Indonesia's masses, investment platform Tanamduit offers mutual funds and governments bonds through its platform and partners.

Since 2016, François Derbaix has become a co-founder and adviser to Indexa Lending, in addition to his role as co-CEO of Indexa Capital. Derbaix is a serial entrepreneur, with interests in the vacation rental and retail sectors like Rentalia and Soysuper.  He was the CEO of Toprural from 2000 to 2012, when it was acquired by North American travel giant HomeAway.Derbaix has also invested in various Spanish and Belgian internet businesses like Percentil. The University of Leuven summa cum laude graduate was the first private investor to join a fund managed by the European Investment Fund in 2014.

couldnt find a colour picDavid Bórsos is the Hungarian-born co-founder of Tonic App for medical doctors and currently works as an officer at the European Investment Fund in Luxembourg. He co-founded Tonic App after studying for his MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, where he met the rest of the co-founding team. Bórsos previously worked as Head of Business Intelligence at Job Today and as a Business Analyst at various levels at Goodyear, both in Luxembourg. He also holds a BSc from Deberceni Egyetem in Hungary and worked for Samsung Electronics and TVA in the same country.

Peng Yao has a master’s in Electronic and Information Engineering from Tsinghua University. He was an industry researcher at Taikang Asset, an investment manager at SDIC Fund Management and Vangoo Capital Partners. He has investment experience in diverse industry sectors like healthcare, TMT and advanced equipment manufacturing.

Founded in October 2015, Pagoda Investment is a private equity firm focusing on TMT, consumer products, healthcare and education. Its key investors include Queensland Investment Corporation Limited, a Queensland-based Australian VC, and some European-based family funds as well as pension funds, with a total of RMB 5bn under management. 

Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) is a private equity fund that invests in projects created to advance economic cooperation between Russia and China. RCIF was founded in 2012 by two government-backed funds: Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and China Investment Corporation (CIC). RCIF has received US$1 billion commitments from both RDIF and CIC. International institutional investors are expected to commit an additional US$2 billion. RCIF will invest at least 70% of its capital in Russia and CIS countries and around 30% in China.

With over 15 years of experience in the financial services, CFA professional Unai Ansejo Barra is a fixed-income fund manager at a government employees’ pension fund Itzarri EPSV. He is also a lecturer in risk management at the University of Basque Country, with a PhD in Finance and a Physics degree from the same university.He entered the tech scene in 2014 as co-founder and CEO of Bewa7er, an online platform to promote the economic rights of startups. He also co-founded the automated investment manager platform Indexa Capital in 2015.

Yuantai Investment Partners Fund is co-founded by You Qingyi, the partner of China Soft Investment Corporation, and Shao Yangdong, the former financial analyst in investment banking department of Salomon Brothers Inc. with more than 20 years experience in investment.

Shansheng Equity Investment Fund was launched in September 2020 with Beijing Huayao Zhongwei Investment Management as its manager.

Established in 2018, Jensen Group Investment Fund is the generalist investment fund of Danish entrepreneur Steen Ulf Jensen, founder of the Jensen Group, a global manufacturer of machines for the heavy-duty laundry industry based in Belgium. Jensen was also the CEO of Box TV and Digicel Cabel. The fund has so far invested in four startups with Jensen becoming board chairman at the investee companies. In 2020, the fund acquired stakes in the July €1.1m seed round of Danish alt-leather biotech Beyond Leather Materials and in the funding of Danish bike lock startup PentaLock earlier in March.

CGN Industrial Investment Fund Co., Ltd. was co-founded by China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. and China Three Gorges Corporation in Shenzhen in 2008. With over RMB 15 billion assets under management, the fund invests mainly in the sectors of nuclear power, solar power, forestry and mining.

Ahmad Rizqy Akbar is the CEO and CFO of Growpal, an investment crowdfunding platform for aquaculture and fishery projects. A graduate of Aquaculture studies from Indonesia’s Universitas Brawijaya, he has run his own fish and shrimp farm and had worked at Pertamina Dana Ventura, a venture capital fund owned by national oil and gas firm Pertamina. In 2017, he joined fellow Brawijaya graduate Paundra Noorbaskoro to establish Growpal.

In 2011, the China Culture Industrial Investment Fund was founded by the Ministry of Finance, BOC International Holdings Limited, China International Television Corporation and Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd. It has RMB 20 billion in assets under management. The fund has invested more than RMB 3.5 billion in 40 startups and projects.

Founded by the conglomerate Yuexiu Enterprises (Holdings) Limited in 2011, Guangzhou Yuexiu Industrial Investment Fund Management is mainly engaged in equity investment, mezzanine investment and FOF investment. The firm managed total of assets worth over RMB 60bn by the end of 2018.

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