We back local entrepreneurs who dare to build global ventures.
Ambitious founders from Ukraine and Moldova
Targeting global markets
Scalable product with competitive edge
Developed conviction or insight about the target market
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $285 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with over 29 years of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $188 million to 136 companies employing around 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $2.3 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova.
How it all started?
With more than two decades of successful experience investing in small and medium-sized companies in Ukraine and Moldova, in 2017, Western NIS Enterprise Fund established u.ventures to invest in early stage technology startups with world-class teams and a global potential for growth.