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What venture capital (VC) firms are active in Luxembourg? In what areas do they invest? What are the maturity levels of the companies they support? Until recently, finding answers to these questions was difficult for those who were not directly in contact with each venture capitalists.

Thanks to the comprehensive VC Guide produced by the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA) in partnership with Silicon Luxembourg, extensive knowledge about this community of investors is now only a click away. In addition to the online version, a printed version can be ordered directly from Silicon Luxembourg.

Increasing number of venture capital firms

“The number of venture capital firms operating from Luxembourg has dramatically increased over the recent years, and today it is more complicated to navigate and target the right VCs,” says Luis Galveias, COO of LPEA.

The number of venture capital firms operating from Luxembourg has dramatically increased over the recent years.

He adds: “In parallel, VCs are very busy and want to be approached by start-ups which match their main investment strategy. We are convinced that the market was in need of a VC Guide and therefore decided to partner up with Silicon Luxembourg to execute this project and deliver this constructive industry effort.”

Great added value for Luxembourg start-ups

The contribution of VCs is crucial for the development of the start-up ecosystem as they provide the necessary funds for accelerating the growth and internationalisation of start-ups.

Local VCs are very involved in sharing knowledge with founders.

“VCs play a very important role in the local start-up ecosystem, because local VCs are very involved in sharing knowledge with founders,” argues Patrick Kersten, Chairman of the Luxembourg start-up association Startups.lu.

“Luxembourg has a booming ecosystem, and we are starting to see more and more success stories. I’m convinced that the VC community is increasingly interested in investing in our local start-ups,” adds Jonas Mercier, Coordinator of Startup Luxembourg.

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