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Preqin Ltd.

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK)

Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften – the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the representative of the German private equity industry covering private equity firms, from venture capital through growth capital to buyouts, as well as institutional investors (LPs). BVK has more than 190 full and more than 100 associated members.

It is the mission of the BVK to create best possible environmental conditions for the industry in Germany. This requires improving tax and legal environmental conditions for private equity in Germany in dialogue with political and administrative decision-makers, facilitating the access to capital sources, surveying the markets and analyzing market trends, and supporting our members in exchanging their experience.

Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation (AVCO)

AVCO is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks, investors to portfolio companies and professionals.

Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA)

The Finnish Venture Capital Association was established in 1990. The actual members of the association are entities acting in the Finnish private equity and venture capital markets. FVCA accepts as its associate members communities or private individuals who play a part in the development of the industry in Finland. The number of members at the moment is 61 full and 43 associate members.

The goal of FVCA is to develop private equity and venture capital as an industry and promote the interests of its members in Finland. FVCA improves the operating environment of the industry by overseeing the general interests and ethics of the industry, by promoting the relations between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, and by organizing research activities. FVCA also handles the industry's public relations and foreign contacts. In addition, the association publishes approved guidelines and a code of conduct regarding the industry. FVCA is a member of the Invest Europe.


The Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA) is the first such professional organization in Russia bringing together representatives of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds. RVCA activities are aimed at promoting the Russian PE and VC market formation, enhancing innovation and facilitating growth of Russia’s economic sector.

RVCA works towards the creation of political and entrepreneurial climate favorable for investment activities in Russia. It represents the interests of industry professionals at executive and legislative bodies, in the media as well as within financial and industrial circles in Russia and abroad. RVCA provides information and communication support to Russian PE and VC market participants and contributes to the development of educational systems designed to prepare senior managers for venture capital entrepreneurship. 

Swiss Finance + Technology Association

Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA) is the hub for FinTech in Switzerland. SFTA is an independent member-based association that aims to serve as the hub for FinTech in Switzerland. Our members are individuals connected to the Swiss FinTech ecosystem. The group is volunteer-led and engages with partners (i.e., corporates, associations, Government, etc.) to pursue its aims.

Specific aims include:

  • To balance with neutrality the interests of members from startups, investors, industry, government, etc.
  • To connect Swiss FinTech to leading global centers
  • To offer meaningful information and content, such as directories, reports, etc.
  • To advocate and mediate for a more supportive business, regulatory, and innovation environment
  • To strengthen Switzerland as a Financial Cent

Savvy Investor

The World's fastest growing network for Institutional Investors 

Savvy Investor is a new professional network with a focus on providing access to the best pensions and investment white papers and articles, news and blogs from around the web. 

The site has proved an instant hit with institutional investors, gaining over 12,000 members since launching last year – mainly pension funds, asset managers and investment consultants, including a high number of CIOs and CEOs.     

SKOLKOVO Investor Club

The SKOLKOVO Investor Club is a communication platform that brings together entrepreneurs and investors looking for new business opportunities. We support entrepreneurs through private and institutional investors among the participants and partners of the SKOLKOVO Investor Club.

Angels/Business Angels
More than 100 participants with investment potential of USD 250 million.

Successful entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to invest in promising projects, who are able to not only provide financial resources, but also to share their experience, knowledge, and connections. Very important market participants in the seeding and early stages.

Funds/Venture Capitalists
More than 70 partners.

Representatives of Russian and foreign venture capital and private equity funds. Manage the capital raised. Invited to the events organised or co-organised by the SKOLKOVO Investor Club. Review projects passing through the Club in the appropriate stages, with consideration of the fund's focus and the participants' interests.

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Absolut Research

More than 10 years Absolut|report – New Perspectives for Institutional Investors

Absolut|report has been launched in 2001 and is now the leading independent publication for institutional investors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Covering all topics of interest to institutional investors Absolut|report focuses on innovations and new developments for the institutional asset management industry. Investment strategies in all asset classes, along with risk management, legal and taxation aspects are provided by science and industry experts.

In combination with Absolut|performance, our web platform and our professional approach, we provide direct access to institutional investors’ decision makers through our outstanding quality and prestigious platform.

Absolut|report, Absolut|performance are, like all our publications, available through an annual subscription.
We will be pleased to provide you with further details.

Absolut Research GmbH
Grosse Elbstrasse 277a
22767 Hamburg

T: +49-40- 30 37 79-0
F: +49-40-30 37 79-15  


EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe, between small and large industry, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA concentrates the existing potential of experts, of knowledge, research facilities and financial resources in a more efficient way. EUREKA is constantly proving its value through a wealth of success stories – innovative products, processes and services that have been launched onto the market over the last 30 years, creating additional turnover and jobs for European companies, small and large – and by supporting the internationalization of businesses with innovative ideas.

EUREKA is a leading open platform for international cooperation in innovation. It is present in over 40 countries and remains to this day the only initiative of its kind committed to the ‘bottom-up’principle - ensuring that any R&D project with a good business plan receives the support it deserves, independent of its technological nature, or the type of organisations involved.

Watch our 30 years anniversary video, you will see how EUREKA impacts your everyday life.     

National Business-Angels Association (Russia)

National business-angels association (Russia) is the country-wide trade body for business-angels, seed funds, and other early stage VC market players.

NBAA's members are the Russian leading early stage VC investment groups. The NBAA 's founders are the National Union of business-angels (, National business-angels network "Private-capital" (, Business-angels association "Start-invest" (, Addventure angel fund (    


PitchBook provides the industry’s most comprehensive M&A, private equity and venture capital database, the PitchBook Platform, as well as daily news & analysis. It helps build the great companies of tomorrow by providing clients the world’s most meaningful business information and resources. PitchBook’s reliable, comprehensive data spans the full lifecycle of M&A, PE and VC transactions, along with the firms and professionals involved, making it easy for clients to access critical data, understand it and use it to inform their decisions. 


SmartMoneyMatch connects the global investment community

For alignment of interest in the investment field, offers two main functionalities:

1. Investments can be classified (as are products on eBay), and you can specify your supply or demand and give other users the opportunity to search for investments according to given relevant criteria for the investment process.
Additionally, you can make a request for proposal (RFP) within the given criteria, and potential suppliers can state which kind of RFP they are willing to respond.

2. Users can mutually connect with one another on the platform. This functionality is similar to that of LinkedIn, focusing on criteria relevant to the investment industry. (At registration, you can choose who will be able to see your information.)

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Private Equity and Venture Capital from the Middle East

Established in 2007, provides insight, analysis and research on private investments in the Middle East, covering Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors and Sovereign Wealth Funds activities in the Middle East and broader MENA region. Its products like Directory of Investors in the Middle East are widely used as reliable sources on information about investors in the Middle East. works closely with different organizations like The Economist Group, Super Return Conferences, Institutional Investor group, MEED, Latin Finance, etc. as a trusted media partner with niche contacts from investment community in the Middle East and beyond. It has been an official media partner of events like Super Return MENA, The Economist Group World in 2009, MEED Mergers & Acquisitions 2009, UAE Global investment forum, etc.

ABA - Invest in Austria

ABA – Invest in Austria, the national investment promotion company, is the first point of contact for foreign companies aiming to establish their own business in Austria. We are owned and operated by the Republic of Austria, and report directly to the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.

The services provided by ABA – Invest in Austria are free of charge. We provide professional consulting services to firms interested in setting up business operations in Austria, focusing on all issues relevant to selecting an appropriate location. In addition, we provide detailed information about Austria as a business location, and proactively approach potential investors. Our “Location Austria“ team promotes Austria as an optimal hub for international film productions, offering advisory services on selecting suitable film locations:

Jaaz Portal Limited

Jaaz Portal Limited is a UK-based company with an R&D center located in Poland. Through this, it can provide excellent quality IT services at a minimal cost.

Since March 2017, it has focused on the development of the company's flagship product Jaaz Portal - an ultimate, out-of-the-box web hosting service for average and unskilled users of social networks and bloggers.



AustrianStartups is a neutral, independent and non-profit platform of, by, and for the Austrian startup community to increase its visibility and to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is an open place for all startups, stakeholders, and interested parties who are encouraged to launch joint initiatives.

AustrianStartups manages the biggest database of Austrian startups and startup services offering in-depth, practical information and resources to help entrepreneurs kick-start their businesses. It serves as a voice of entrepreneurs in Austria and as a hub connecting creative minds with driven, visionary individuals.

Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine

The Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine is an English Magazine that celebrates, inspires and showcases Swiss Entrepreneurs, their startup companies and small businesses. 

The Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine encourages and enables Entreprenuers to introduce their products and services to the consumers in a more detailed, intense, market-driven and personal way. The Magazine focuses on local Swiss Entrepreneurs and the companies they created. Available in English, the Magazine can be purchased at a Kiosk, International Airports and select outlets.

Private Equity Wire

Private Equity Wire is the private equity industry’s leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and product profiles. Private Equity Wire produces a free daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the private equity industry and a series of special reports.

YES for Europe

YES for Europe is the Brussels-based European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs launched in 1988 to represent young entrepreneurs in Europe. The Confederation connects Associations of Young Entrepreneurs based in the European Member States and Candidate countries. Current members include major national Associations in the field of industry, trade and services from 14 countries representing 40,000 young entrepreneurs: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK.

To ensure inclusiveness and open dialogue, Yes for Europe also has affiliated members from neighboring countries such as Armenia and Georgia and establishes strategic partnerships with other European and International Networks and Alliances. Yes for Europe is the EU representative association at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance and partner of Unilever for I’m Walls project.

Haptic R&D Consulting

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING is a consulting of global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our goal is your target in a future visionary way to create a synergy business bridge between SME’s companies and R&D laboratories to merge together in revolutionary and innovation projects.

HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING stays focussed both on private and public organisations, NGOs, universities, educational institutes and agencies offering various services related to European funded programmes such as Horizon 2020 helping them to access EU funds.

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Ascentium Associates

Ascentium Associates are a specialist training provider, focused on the private equity, real estate, infrastructure/project finance and hedge fund sectors. Their industry course programmes are delivered by highly experienced practitioners enabling attendees to learn from seasoned veterans. Courses are scheduled and run globally and can also be designed and delivered in-house for clients.

We also offer consulting and coaching services to help our clients achieve Performance Enhancement and we also offer limited partner market research by undertaking LP Perception Studies.


Institutionalassetmanager is a news and information and fund data service for institutional investors and institutional asset managers focusing on the traditional asset management sector worldwide. Institutionalassetmanager offers a daily newsletter service and a full web site.


Hedgeweek is the hedge fund industry’s leading portal on news and topical features = including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and fund manager interviews. Hedgeweek produces a free weekly and a daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the Hedge Fund industry.