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Energiefonds Overijssel is looking for a new member of the Supervisory Board

By Energiefonds Overijssel, Impact financing, Impactful financing, News, StartGreen Capital

June 14, 2022

The Supervisory Board of Energiefonds Overijssel consists of generalists with specific qualities, who together form a multidisciplinary team. The fund is currently looking for a new member for its Supervisory Board with a financial profile.

The fund strives for a balanced distribution of various expertise, experiences and characteristics. For integral decision-making, the Supervisory Board consists of members with a specific area of attention, who have a helicopter view. The composition of the Supervisory Board of Energiefonds Overijssel guarantees a pleasant and innovative collaboration.

Are you or do you know a financial expert in the field of renewable energy, energy saving and complex (early phase) energy investment issues? Read the full vacancy and check it out full job profile.

About Energiefonds Overijssel
Energiefonds Overijssel (Energy Fund Overijssel) is working towards twenty percent of all energy being sustainable energy by 2023 and making the Province of Overijssel energy neutral by 2050. To accelerate the energy transition in the province, the fund is financing the roll out of sustainable energy plans. Read more about the fund.

Or watch this short introductory video: We are Energiefonds Overijssel – YouTube

Borski Fund makes new femtech investment

By Borski Fund, Impact financing, News
May 31, 2022

Borski Fund has invested $10 million together with DSM Venturing, Calm/Storm Ventures and three angels in inne† With this investment, inne will expand its hormone technology: from fertility to perimenopause.

Inne offers women more insight into hormone levels and thus into their health and fertility. Thousands of women across Europe use inne's minilab, which measures progesterone levels with a saliva biosensor.

Perimenopause
Inne is now expanding its progesterone tracking capability into perimenopause through an exclusive US partnership with Phenology, the new women's health brand from the team at Hologram Sciences. Women will soon be able to use the minilab to monitor hormonal changes during perimenopause – the early stage of menopause when hormone levels begin to decline. It is the first time that this is possible with a personalized test device for home use.

Nice femtech investment
Fund director Simone Brummelhuis: 'We are delighted to invest in inne and her exceptional team led by Eirini Rapti. The product is best in class for hormone level testing at home. Within a short period of time, inne has been shown to be a leader in quantified self-solutions for women. We're excited about its many uses, from fertility to birth control and perimenopause. At Borski Fund we invest in femtech and AI solutions, because this offers enormous opportunities for all women.'

Testing stress levels
In addition to extending to perimenopause, inne will also add the ability to analyze stress with a special cortisol tracing strip. Persistently high cortisol levels lead to a drop in estrogen levels, which can lead to weight gain, night sweats, sleep problems and mood swings. Tracking cortisol levels allows women to adjust their lifestyle and improve their long-term health. This can be especially helpful if they're trying to conceive or want to control perimenopause symptoms.

about inne
Eirini Rapti founded inne in 2017 to provide women with technology that helps them understand their bodies' hormonal levels. Inne's biosensor minilab allows women to measure their daily progesterone levels with a daily saliva test. Saliva measurement with the minilab has been proven to be as accurate as a laboratory progesterone test. Inne is now in the process of being certified as an official contraceptive.

Laura Rooseboom jury member AIEG 2022

By Impact financing, News, Press, StartGreen Capital

May 17, 2022

Tomorrow our co-founder Laura Rooseboom will be a jury member for the AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship Grant (AIEG 2022): an incentive grant for students of Wageningen University to put impactful ideas into practice. 

With this grant from the University Fund Wageningen and StartHub, students of Wageningen University can realize their entrepreneurial ambitions. The jury consists of 5 experts in the field of impact investing.

Final round
Tomorrow is the final round, in which the jury determines which team has developed the best service or product in the agri-food or environmental sector, based on WUR research. 3 teams pitch for the Startup Award and 2 for the Impact Award.

This 1 minute video gives a short impression of the AIEG finalists.

Tomorrow you can follow the final live via this livestream: AIEG Finals 2022.

Coenraad de Vries table guest Transition Arena

By Impact financing, News, Oneplanetcrowd., Press, StartGreen Capital

Apr 15, 2022

On April 22, Change Inc.'s first Transition Arena will take place. Place. The subject is the shift in revenue models: from paying for possession to paying for use. Or as it is called in trendy terms: the 'service model'. Co-founder of StartGreen Capital and Oneplanetcrowd. Coenraad de Vries takes a seat to share his vision and experience.

'As an 'alternative financier' we have a very good track record in the field of circularity,' Coenraad explains his seat at the round table. 'Good examples are our financing from Fairphone, Mud Jeans, Seepje and Peerby. I like to tell about our experiences in order to be able to take a step indirectly or in collaboration towards one of our objectives: a circular economy.'

Changing business cases
In addition to Coenraad on behalf of StartGreen Capital, representatives of Vattenfall, Rebel Group, PreZero, Peerby and Dutch Clean Tech Solutions will sit at the table. The central question at this interactive meeting is: 'How does a business case change with the emergence of the circular economy?' The table guests tell about the successes and the lessons learned† In the second part, those present can talk to the diners about their own case or ask for advice about their challenge.

More information and the registration form can be found at: Change Transition Arena: The service model

Biodigester Sustenso in Boekelermeer will supply the Netherlands with sustainable gas

By News, PDENH, Press, StartGreen Capital

Apr 12, 2022

The construction of the Sustenso biodigester in the Boekelermeer in Alkmaar started on Friday 8 April. In a festive way, because the production of sustainable, local gas is more important than ever. Bio-fermentation is one of the options within the energy transition that the province of Noord-Holland is facing, and could therefore be financed from the Participatiefonds Duurzaam Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH), together with Rabobank Noord-Holland Noord.

This first Sustenso project is being built under the supervision of Hans van der Weide and Willem Bas, project management. With financing from PDENH and Rabobank, a digester with a capacity of 100,000 tons of green waste per year is being realized there. The digester is expected to be commissioned in early 2023.

Bart Blokhuis, fund director of PDENH: 'Current, global developments make autonomy over sustainable energy more important than ever. With financing from PDENH, we contribute to the production of green gas and accelerate the local energy transition. In doing so, we are already meeting the call from Frans Timmermans, who is calling on the European Green Deal to produce more biogas, in order to reduce dependence on Russian gas.'

Green gas from agricultural residual flows
The biodigester is good for a gas production of 7 to 8 million cubic meters of green gas per year, with which about 7,000 households can be heated. The green residual flows come from farmers in the area and consist of waste from greenhouse horticulture, cocoa residues, grain residues and roadside grass. The green gas will soon be supplied directly to the regular gas network.

StartGreen Capital and Oneplanetcrowd partners of Event HERE excited 2022

By News, Oneplanetcrowd., Press, StartGreen Capital

March 7, 2022

Wednesday 30 March will be the festive anniversary edition of the Event HERE Generated (EHO): the largest national event about local sustainable energy in the Netherlands. On that day, all parties involved in local energy initiatives can meet. StartGreen and Oneplanetcrowd are sponsors of EHO this year.

EHO takes place for the tenth time, which is reason for an extra festive edition. As usual, the event will take place in the Spant in Bussum, with the theme 'Local, the new normal'. The event celebrates what the local energy movement has achieved together over the years and looks to the future. The program consists of 18 partial sessions, a plenary program and a network roulette. You can also follow the plenary part online.Be sure to visit our stand!

The financier of local projects
Because we can be of great added value to local energy projects, StartGreen and Oneplanetcrowd are partners of EHO this year. We have the experience and expertise to help local projects with financing from A to Z. Not only can we contribute ideas about the best form of financing, but we can also guide cooperatives in their collaboration with municipalities. In some cases, Oneplanetcrowd arranges citizen participation for developers, by raising funding from our crowd of individual investors.

About EHO
The Event HERE is aimed at people from local energy initiatives and their cooperation partners – such as municipalities, heating companies, energy suppliers and service providers. It is an event where visitors gain a good dose of positive energy to continue working on the energy transition.

The EHO program can be found at www.evenementhieropgewekt.nl

You might want to read: Involving citizens in the energy transition is necessary and possible

Laura Rooseboom on the funding gap on MT/Sprout

By Borski Fund, Impact financing, News, Press, StartGreen Capital

January 28, 2022

Our co-founder Laura Rooseboom is a jury member in the election of the MT/Sprout Startup of the Year. In an interview on mtsprout.nl she tells how and why Borski Fund the funding gap want to close.

Despite the large number of start-ups and scale-ups founded or run by women, there is still surprisingly little investment in female start-ups and scale-ups.

'As research also shows, this partly has to do with how we, men and women, view women,' says Laura in the interview. 'So also how investors deal with start-up founders. They get different questions, they are looked at and listened to differently.'

Read the whole interview

Laura Rooseboom in Brookz & Dealsuite's online Christmas show

By Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital

Dec 10, 2021

Financing impact is hot. Our co-founder Laura Rooseboom took part in the panel of the online Christmas show of Brookz & Dealsuite yesterday. See below what Laura had to say about the great interest in green funds and how she sees the future of impact investing.

 

Would you like to know more about the impact that we as StartGreen Capital make? Check it out here in us Impact Report.

PDENH participates in 30MHz: data platform for more sustainable horticulture

By Impact financing, News, PDENH, StartGreen Capital
November 11, 2021

Participation Fund Sustainable Economy Noord-Holland (PDENH) invests in 30MHz: an Amsterdam based scale-up that focuses on making horticulture more sustainable. In a second investment round, the company raised 6.5 million euros.

The 30MHz data platform provides growers, farmers and market gardeners all over the world with insight into the climatic conditions of their crops. It does this by interactively analyzing a wide variety of information from different data sources, such as climate computers, sensors and manual input. This data makes them transparent for farmers, growers, advisors, distributors and researchers. By also connecting these groups with each other via the platform, 30MHz contributes to the more effective, efficient and therefore more sustainable cultivation of vegetables, plants and seeds.

Expand further
In addition to PDENH, Rubio Impact Ventures, the Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund, SHIFT Invest II and the Goeie Grutten Impactfonds are participating. 30MHz will use the investment for further growth of the company, to accelerate technological developments and to further expand its role as a connector.

Double impact
Bart Blokhuis, fund director of the North Holland Sustainable Economy Participation Fund: 'PDENH is very pleased with the addition of 30MHz to its portfolio. With strong management and a unique and scalable proposition, 30MHz is ready to make a big commercial impact. At least as important: she makes an impact in the field of sustainability in the agri-food sector by making as much data and insights available to customers as possible.'

About PDENH
PDENH stimulates sustainable activity, employment and innovation and thus contributes to a sustainable economy in the province of North Holland. The fund is specifically intended for companies and projects that give the sustainable economy an extra boost and focus on the energy transition, a circular economy and sustainable mobility. More about PDENH

 

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