Dr. Holger Frommann,
The National German Venture Capital Association (Bundesverband
deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften e. V., BVK) was founded
on January 20, 1988. On December 8, 1989, Deutsche Venture Capital
Verband, DVCV, joined BVK. Since then, the corporate name is: Bundesverband
deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungs-gesellschaften German Venture
Capital Association e. V. (BVK). The organization is a registered
BVK represents most of the German venture capital companies
as well as the German branches of foreign venture capital companies.
Every company dealing in and with the venture capital sector is
welcome to become a member of BVK. As per September 30, 2001, BVK
represented more than 200 venture capital companies.
BVK also offers associate membership to companies and
organizations which support this particular business sector, i.
e. accountants, lawyers, consultants etc.
By June 2001, BVK members were associated with 5,603
companies and held an overall portfolio of billion DM 23.5.
What does BVK do? BVK serves as a link between
government and business. BVK represents its members views,
needs and problems while supplying information and discussing any
particular political and economic subject with the relevant government
Science and research are becoming more and more interested
in venture capital subjects. BVK supports universities, colleges
and their students with their research activities and problem solving.
As far as international contacts are concerned, BVK
exchanges information with other national organizations in the economic
sector and other international venture capital associations.
We strive that our work is for the benefit of both,
the venture capital companies and their partners as well as economic
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