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Karman Fellow 2022

David Dana

Head of Disruptive Tech & Innovation VC Investments
European Investment Fund

David is heading the Disruptive Tech & Innovation VC Team of the EIF, where he has been working for more than ten years. Previously, he has been in charge of EIF investments in VC funds in France, Israel, and of the Luxembourg Future Fund. David was also overviewing EIF activities with Accelerators.

David has been investing in all the sectors covered by EIF investment programs, such as ICT, Life Sciences, and Cleantech. To date, David has made 90+ commitments in VC funds (approx. EUR 4bn of commitments) from micro-seed strategies to growth financing. David is a regular speaker in industry conferences and tech events. David is notably in charge of supporting the Deeptech sector in Europe, focusing amongst other thematic on Space, AI, Quantum Technologies, Blockchain, Web 3.0 Cyberdefence, Semiconductor, etc. With his team of 10 investment professionals, David has notably been deploying a number of Pilot Program for the European Commission, in the fields of Space, AI and Blockchain. Prior to joining the EIF, David spent two years at PwC Corporate Finance, where he was in charge of fundraising activities for start-ups and businesses valuations. David started his career in the Private Equity department of Société Générale Asset Management in Paris for five years, where he was part of the VC fund-of-funds team. David holds a Master Degree in Financial & Tax Engineering from ESCP-EAP Paris, a Master Degree in Portfolio Management from University Paris XII, and a Master Degree in Finance & Management from University Paris I La Sorbonne.

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