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  • Round2 closes third successful capital increase

    New and existing investors oversubscribe to the capital increase closed 30 September. Over 50% of new capital commitments coming from the fund’s existing investors.  New investors from Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria.  Among new investors, Round2 is happy to welcome a very well known Nordic entrepreneur as one of its top five investors.  Round2 is on track…

  • Why small innovative companies have the hardest time obtaining financing

    When we talk to young, fast growing companies about their business, we are often struck by the amount of trouble they have to obtain external financing. Particularly companies that grow up based on digital business models appear to have a harder time than other young companies to get bank financing. Being built on software and…

  • The SME funding gap in Austria – are we making progress?

    Because of their impact on growth, both economic growth and growth in employment, there is a lot of discussion about what needs to be done to support SMEs, small and medium sized enterprises. They make up the vast majority of all companies and contribute about 2/3 of employment and economic value added in Europe. Since…

  • How to overcome the finance gap: A focus on Gazelles

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) make up more than 2/3 of all employment in the European Union – and there are over 22 Million different SMEs all over Europe. It is obvious that SMEs are the heart and core of then European economy – and should be therefore the focus of domestic economic-political strategy. One…