Uli Grabenwarter is Deputy Director - Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF). In this capacity he oversees EIF’s activities in impact investing, technology transfer and venture capital, with EIF being Europe’s biggest fund-of-funds investment platform in that space.
Previously he was responsible for EIF’s strategic development in the equity space and in this context has led the build-up of the Social Impact Accelerator, the first pan-European social impact investing fund-of-funds. From 2010 to 2012 he conducted a 20-month research project on impact investing, in collaboration with IESE University of Navarra in Barcelona and the Family Office Circle Foundation based in Switzerland, analysing best-market-practices for impact investing in the private equity and venture capital space. He is a visiting professor for Private Equity and Venture Capital at IESE University.
Uli regularly publishes articles and white papers on venture capital and impact investing. He is also chair of the European Impact Investing Luxembourg think-tank platform (www.eill.lu) and a member of several expert groups on impact investing and impact metrics across Europe. Uli holds a master’s degree in Business and Finance from the University of Graz.