Let the world know about you: UVCA is preparing Investors Book 2021

Let the world know about you: UVCA is preparing Investors Book 2021

Investors Book 2021 continues collecting entries. The initiative was created by Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) with the support of a grant from USAID through its Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine (USAID CEP), in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. The organizers encourage all venture capital market participants to take part in the poll to create the most complete and useful source on fundraising opportunities in Ukraine.

It is easy to get into the catalog and make an important contribution to the development of Ukraine's new economy: just take part in the poll and share information about your business. All venture investors, focused on working with Ukrainian innovative companies, are invited to join.

Investors Book 2021 is an online catalog that will gather information about the market situation. It is aimed to become a useful tool for both startups and investors, which simplifies fundraising and helps to find new interesting projects.

There is a stereotype that there are very few investors in Ukraine, and we want to dispel this myth. The best way to do this is to make investors and their interests visible. That is why we are initiating an open call to create this catalog openly, transparently and as fully as possible. In addition, we see that founders are not always aware of all the opportunities available, so we want to provide them with a convenient tool for business scaling,

  comments Olga Afanasyeva, Honorary Member and Co-Chair of the UVCA Research Committee, head of ELEKS Kyiv.

Starting from 2019, USAID supports incubation, mentorship, youth entrepreneurship initiatives, and grants for startups. However, startups financing at the early stages are one of the key obstacles to the ecosystem’s growth in Ukraine. We expect that Investors Book accumulates updated information on all opportunities and presents the positive investment dynamics, providing ambitious entrepreneurs with tips on finding the best investor for their projects. The catalog will contain the high-quality analysis of the investors, ready to invest in Ukrainian tech companies, which will send a strong message to international business circles how can be their partners when investing in the Ukrainian tech industry,

– underlines Valeriy Dobrovolskiy, IT Sector Lead, USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine.

Both state and private investors are interested in supporting new technological projects in Ukraine. Creating a catalog is an important point in terms of data systematization. We also aim to ensure that the state provides as many services as possible in digital format, and information about them is conveniently presented. And, of course, it is important that this initiative is implemented online at all stages, because this is exactly the environment where all key stakeholders are present,

— says Anton Melnyk, expert on investments of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

Joining the Investors Book 2021 is a strategic step in creating a civilized and dynamic venture capital market integrated into the global innovations’ market. The catalog will be published online for free. It is planned that the catalog will be not just a demonstration of Ukraine's potential, but a generator of real results: new projects, collaborations, and initiatives.