This is a weekly digest of news about investment and business development in Ukraine from the UkraineInvest team

The Government of Ukraine is working on the launch of the Ukraine Development Fund and other instruments to attract investment to the country.
Yulia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, spoke about Ukraine’s investment climate at the CEOs for Ukraine panel discussion and during a meeting with representatives of J.P. Morgan and CEOs of global companies at the World Economic Forum in Davos. 

Ukraine’s Viseven has secured investment from Horizon Capital.
Horizon Capital’s Growth Fund IV has invested in Viseven, which specialises in technology marketing solutions and services for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.  

Australia’s European Lithium has officially become the owner of Ukraine’s European Lithium.
European Lithium plans to invest USD 1 bln in lithium mining in Ukraine. The company intends to start mining lithium in Austria, after which the Ukrainian deposit in the Kirovohrad region may become the company’s top priority.  

The UK is investing USD 25 mln to unblock Ukrainian exports and imports.
The UK is helping to secure Ukraine’s long-term future as British International Investment (BII) invests USD 25 mln to unblock Ukraine’s exports and imports, including vital food supplies. 

EU and Germany to provide 100 grants of EUR 10,000 each to Ukrainian businesses.
The EU4Business initiative, funded by the European Union and the German government, will provide 100 grants of up to EUR 10,000 each to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Ukraine with export potential and innovative capacity to help them recover, grow and build resilience in times of war. 

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