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How does Borski Fund help close the funding gap for female founders?

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

Expert blog – April 11, 2024

In addition to co-founding StartGreen Capital, Laura Rooseboom is co-founder and partner of Borski Fund. This fund improves access to capital for growth companies with a diverse team and a female (co-)founder. In this blog, Laura shares her insights into the investment landscape and gives tips to starting female entrepreneurs looking for venture capital.
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StartGreen sees opportunities in grid congestion

By Blog, Overijssel Energy Fund, Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital

Expert blog – March 19, 2024

Grid congestion is a hot topic, especially in the world of impact investing. On the one hand, we would like to accelerate the energy transition, on the other hand, we are limited in this by the infrastructure of our electricity grid. Joost Vlot, Investment Manager at Energiefonds Overijssel, one of the funds that StartGreen manages, explains how grid congestion could arise and how StartGreen helps to solve the traffic jam on the electricity highway.
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The BespaarGarant Fonds helps entrepreneurs become more sustainable

By Blog, Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital

Expert blog – January 4, 2024

Sice last June, StartGreen has been managing the BespaarGrant Fonds. Entrepreneurs who want to make their business premises more sustainable can turn to the fund for financing. Noura Hzami, Investment Analyst at Energiefonds Overijssel, explains in this blog how StartGreen contributes to the success of the BespaarGarant Fonds.

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'Greater focus on the circular economy is needed now’

By Blog, Circularity, Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital
Expert Blog – July 11, 2023

StartGreen wants to help build a sustainable economy. That is why our funds invest in three impact areas: the Energy Transition, Diversity and Circularity. ''In broader society, the focus goes mainly to the first two, while circularity is under-reported,' says Laura Rooseboom, co-founder and Managing Partner of StartGreen in this blog. 'This needs to change, and the sooner the better. Businesses, governments and consumers must work together to prevent resource depletion.'

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Are you struggling with impact and ESG reporting? You're not alone…

By Blog, Borski Fund, Energiefonds Overijssel, News, Oneplanetcrowd., PDENH, StartGreen Capital
Expert Blog – July 3, 2023

'Good – far from perfect – but we are working on it and showing year-on-year progress '. That's how Dylan Perales, Sustainability Lead at StartGreen, summarizes our impact and ESG reporting journey. In this blog, Dylan shares his thoughts on the challenges he and his peers face with the introduction of the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan (including the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the EU Taxonomy).

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Innovative financing enables realisation renewable energy projects

By Blog, Overijssel Energy Fund, Impact financing, News, StartGreen Capital
Expert Blog – June 6, 2023

StartGreen is financing the construction of a large solar park near Almelo. This financing is possible because, among other things, charging point manager Allego is guaranteed to purchase the generated power for the next ten years. In this blog, Investment Director Nienke Rijpstra describes the benefits of purchase contracts and other innovative financing structures.

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