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About the Seed and Start-Up Venture Capital Programme

Business Start-Ups

A long-term investment in the equity capital of new and innovative enterprises at an early stage of development and with a high growth potential.

  • Seed and start-up capital investments can be made in the equity capital of an enterprise or in the form of quasi-equity or loan.

  • A seed and start-up capital ensures a possibility of development to new and innovative enterprises at an early stage of development and with a high growth potential, in which traditional financers choose to refrain from investing due to high risk. 

  • An investment can be used for financing both fixed and current assets.

  • The amount of investments in start-up enterprises is from EUR 50,000 to EUR 200,000 with a possibility of attracting additional investments in future.

  • The term of investment is from 4 to 5 years.

  • An investor becomes a business partner of an enterprise, providing the enterprise with its experience and knowledge, assisting in jointly reaching the set goals, thus promoting the commercialisation potential and growth of the enterprise.

  • The seed and start-up venture capital investment is made with an aim to commercialise project technologies to promote the growth of international-scale business.

  • The funding of a seed and start-up capital is provided as de minimis aid in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013.