European Investment Fund (EIF)- Applying for an EIF EFSI Equity Mandate

advising when are you ready to apply for EIF

c*funds has helped several GP’s successfully to go through a successful EIF application and Due Diligence.

Currently, c*funds is more focussed on private Fund of Funds and other PE entities to raise funds, however we can still advice on how to approach the EIF application and we can also stimulate your screening process.


We don’t write (anymore) the EIF applications but we fulfil here a light advisory role based on lots of experience in the past years.

EIF has available funding within different thematic funding mandates, we aid application for the EFSI Equity program (read more).

Added value?

  • +10 years of EU grants experience enriched with strong investment skills
  • Fast and professional advice on your application
  • We ensure EIF compliance
  • Well established contacts with the EIF
  • We interface with EIF on behalf of your fund
  • Support with negotiations EIF


Track Record

  • c*funds has successfully supported approved EIF investment fund applications:
    28 M EUR in 2017 and more than 30 M EUR in 2018


On demand we provide references

Want to know more or are you already interested in fundraising with us, you can click on the following links below to ‘download’ a roadmap or book a free Quick Scan with us!

Roadmap to an EIF investment

What can investment by the European Investment Fund mean for your VC or private equity firm? Get insight into the necessities and timeline of the EIF investment process (EFSI Equity) through our EIF Roadmap.

  • Week-for-week timeline
  • Summary of all necessities
  • Best practices

Free PDF

Get a Quick Scan

Want to know more or are you already interested in setting up an EIF fund? Get in touch with our Funding Placement expert Katalin Gallyas.

  • Personalized advice
  • Expert on EU funds & fund placement
  • Discuss options through a video call

Get in touch!

tools we bet on

Since we don’t want to waste your or our precious time, we have invested in creating the best possible infrastructure around our grant or investment documentations. We make sure we can easily co-write in the same documents and ensure you know all the milestones, deliverables and deadlines. The tools we use make the full process super easy to control.

Monday –  All clients of c*funds can stay up to date what we are working on for them through Trello, a highly efficient project management tool.

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Pitchbook – is one of our most important tools and one of the most powerful tools out there to track financial transactions and filter out the best investment possibilities.  c*funds has a partnership with PitchBook to use the most sophisticated fundraising modules for our clients.

other tools we rely on:

PandaDoc – all our contracts and mutual NDA’s are registered and created in PandaDoc where you can simply sign digitally.

Slack – if you want to create a team with us we are happy to open a channel with you, also for the follow up.

Pipedrive – we register and manage our traction here in order to be able to grow exponentially

Invoiced – To control our cash flow and invoice in a very efficient way, we make use of Invoiced benefiting you to pay at your convenience with PayPal, credit card or IBAN wire.