The investment fund has gained support from key organizations such as the International Finance Corporation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Économique, and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”). Additional backers include Swedfund International, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries, and existing investors like Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (“DEG”), KfW Group subsidiary, Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (“FMO”), Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (“SIFEM”), Western NIS Enterprise Fund, and the Zero Gap Fund, a joint initiative between The Rockefeller Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The fund will explore investment prospects in rapidly expanding, high-impact technology and export-focused firms, spanning sectors such as light manufacturing, food processing, innovative consumer products, fintech, and more. These investments aim to contribute to Ukraine’s continued resilience by fostering growth and job creation, expanding the tax base, increasing capital availability for SMEs, and promoting gender equality.
Guided by Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and CEO, Horizon Capital is a private equity firm managing $1.4 billion in assets and has secured over $700 million in growth capital to support forward-thinking entrepreneurs from Ukraine and Moldova within the last five years.
Horizon Capital-directed funds have made investments in more than 160 companies, employing over 77,000 individuals in the region.