Export promotion policy
Export promotion policy
Improved ability of SMEs to access new markets
Local Economic Development
Local Economic Development
Building sustainable partnerships to develop responsible, proactive communities at a local level
Solving social problems in community by providing accessible capital, coaching and mentoring
Developing of a new generation of leaders who will transform Ukraine and Moldova
Western NIS Enterprise Fund
TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE IN UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with over 25 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 $186 million to 130 companies employing around 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.85 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova.
In 2015 WNISEF has launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing and economic leadership.
WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova at this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.
WNISEF is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of leading representatives of the U.S. business community. WNISEF was established by the U.S. Congress and funded by the U.S. government via USAID.
We believe that these funds will be the catalyst that will expedite the transformative process and cement its results for the longer term – until ordinary people feel a tangible impact on their lives and join the ranks of reformers.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) Announces an Agreement to Exit Leading Moldovan Glass Packaging Manufacturing Platform to the Swiss Vetropack GroupAugust 04, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell, alongside other shareholders, its stake in Moldova-based Glass Container Company and Glass Container Prim (the “Glass Container Companies”, “GCC”) to Vetropack Austria Holding AG, a subsidiary of Vetropack Holding SA (SWX:VET). Vetropack is a leading Swiss player in the European glass packaging industry with 2019 annual turnover of CHF 714.9 million, and subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Italy.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Announces a New Lending Project to Social Enterprises in Eastern UkraineJuly 22, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) announces a call for applications for low-interest loans for social enterprises in Eastern Ukraine. The new $100,000 WNISEF project “Affordable Loans for Social Enterprises in Eastern Ukraine” is being implemented with the support of the American people via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the agreement with the Western NIS Enterprise Fund under the USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA).
Consortium of Ukraine’s leading ecosystem players team up to launch startup databaseMarch 12, 2020
Dealroom.co, Europe’s most comprehensive technology industry data and intelligence platform, in partnership with Consortium of Ukraine’s leading ecosystem players has launched the most extensive startup and venture capital ecosystem platform dedicated to the Ukrainian tech scene to date. The consortium consists of key players in Ukraine’s tech ecosystem led by ICU Ventures, Kyiv-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with strong ties to Ukraine and Eastern Europe, part of ICU group. Other partners are the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA, unites 50+ investment funds from Ukraine and globally), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (a $150 million regional fund), Horizon Capital ($850 million assets under management), TechUkraine (a nation-wide platform, uniting key Tech players to develop the ecosystem) and AVentures Capital (seed stage investor). We’ve also partnered with AIN.ua, Ukraine’s leading tech publication with over 1 million monthly visitors.
Ukraine House Davos Reaches New Heights in 2020 – its 3rd YearJanuary 28, 2020
The press conference of the Ukraine House Davos Organizing Committee (UHOC) was held at the Interfax-Ukraine Press Center today. The press conference focused on the achievements of Ukraine House Davos, held alongside the World Economic Forum’s 50th Anniversary meeting last week in Davos, Switzerland, in promoting Ukraine’s image globally and attractiveness as an investment destination.
Technovation Ukraine Regional Pitch Event 2019
WNISEF Economic Leadership Program. April 2019
Ukrainian Leadership Academy
The Ukrainian Leadership Academy, a program of community and individual development, taught recent high school graduates the importance of socially responsible leadership, national and personal identity, and provided the training – physical, psychological and communicational, and intellectual – necessary to unlock their country’s potential from within.