In 1995 several financial institutions operating in Slovakia decided to form the Slovak Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SLOVCA). Its primary purpose was increasing awareness of the public to the availability of private equity and venture capital to entrepreneurs, as well as to other investment and banking institutions, and economic, political and regulatory bodies in Slovakia.
The mission of SLOVCA includes four key objectives:
- To provide information to those seeking capital for new and existing enterprises
- To represent the interests of members before the government and other related institutions/agencies
- To provide a forum for networking for members to exchange views and practices
- To provide education and training for members of SLOVCA and others