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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

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

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