During the year, the Liechtenstein government has shown an increasing interest in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startup companies. The support implied various grants and simplified regulations for these companies. The most recent support comes under the form of a fund meant to help innovative startups in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Our company registration agents in Liechtenstein can help those interested in starting a business here.
The financial industry is no longer the only important economic sector in Liechtenstein, as the government has taken up to create a prolific environment for innovative companies which is why it supported the idea of a fund for these companies. The fund was launched by a private company in Liechtenstein and an online platform and was set up at the beginning of July. Ever since, investors were allowed to contribute to the fund and thus enabling it to make the first investments by the end of the year. To be more precise, the first sub-fund which gathered around 10 million CHF will be launched before the winter holidays.
The interest rates are currently at one of the lowest in 2017, which is why the creators of the fund consider it a great time to invest in startup companies.
Investors are still reluctant in putting money in startups because companies in this early stage will probably need several years to have their products ready and to market them, however the fund seeks to attract investors who will help shorten this period. This is why one of the main aspects the fund in focusing on is to provide a wide array of startup to choose from. This way investors will be able to have a large pool of companies to invest in and diversify the risks.
The online platform will screen the Liechtenstein companies and a fund manager will decide the amount to be invested in each one of them and thus reduce the risks. However, most startups will have a consultant in their management who will help them make the right decisions.
If you want to open a company in Liechtenstein and need assistance, please feel free to contact our local company formation agents.