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How do you make money as an innovative sustainable entrepreneur?

By Impactful financing, News, Oneplanetcrowd., StartGreen Capital
September 15, 2021
How do you make money as an innovative sustainable entrepreneur? Rianne Lachmeijer from the platform change.inc interviewed our managing partner, among others Laura Rooseboom about this question, the emergence of StartGreen Capital, maintaining a broad focus and the lack in the market for this type of financing. Also the by Oneplanetcrowd. gefunde RE:BORN discusses in this article how it remains difficult for innovative parties to get money from the market. Read the entire article via the link below.

 

Borski Fund and PDENH participate in The Next Closet

By Borski Fund, News, PDENH
September 1, 2021

Borski Fund and Participatiefonds Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH) are investing in The Next Closet: a platform for sustainable fashion run by female entrepreneurs.

The Next Closet calls itself: The sustainable marketplace for second-hand designer fashion. this first resaleplatform of the Netherlands was founded by Lieke Pijpers and Thalita van Ogtrop. Many women and vintage boutiques from all over the Benelux have now joined them. A quarter of a million items have already been given a second, and sometimes even a third, life.
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The two female founders recently strengthened their management team with Peter Koning (COO), from OLX – a global network of online marketplaces – and Suzanne Kats (CCO), formerly Sr. Director Global Brand Strategy at Tommy Hilfiger. The team will use the 3 million euros raised in funding to recruit more talent and further expand its leadership position. In addition to Borski Fund and 4impact, PDENH participates as an existing shareholder in this financing round.
Bertrand van Leersum of Borski Fund: 'We invest in sustainable, technology-driven solutions. This diverse, women-led team is creating a brighter future in an explosively growing market.'

Rising demand for vintage
The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry, with 50 billion new pieces of clothing thrown away every year. Thanks to an increasing awareness and the recently introduced product responsibility (UPV) for textiles by the government, the demand for second-hand fashion is expected to increase sharply.

Sustainable and inclusive
The second-hand clothing market is expected to grow twelve times faster than the fashion market as a whole and even become twice as big as the market for second-hand clothing. fast fashion. With the financing, The Next Closet can grow with this explosively developing market. By placing quality over quantity, The Next Closet also contributes to the international UN environmental goals (Sustainable Development Goals).

About Borski Fund
Borski Fund is an innovative venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with a diverse team. With its investments, the fund encourages more diversity in companies, more women who undertake risk-bearing business and more women who invest risk-bearing. This is the only way to create a diverse Dutch entrepreneurial landscape and a balanced situation for women in top positions. Success has no gender. More about Borski Fund.

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

 

Blog 3. From start-up to scale-up: lessons for entrepreneurs and investors

By Blog, Impactful financing, News, PDENH, StartGreen Capital

July 12, 2021

Onto the grand finale which I have been working towards in this blog series. Now that we know the results of 7 years of impact investing, it's interesting to look at the key lessons we learned with the team of start-ups on their way to growth. Lessons that I want to pass on to both fellow impact investors and entrepreneurs to increase the chances of successful scaling up
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Laura Rooseboom at Future Business Live about EU green action plan

By Blog, News, StartGreen Capital

June 16, 2021

If you like change, now is your time. Our own changemaker Laura Rooseboom was a guest at Future Business Live last Monday Change Inc. to give its views on the EU's Green Action Plan; the green taxonomy, the Sustainable Finance Regulation and the tightened Non-financial Reporting Directive. Interesting cost and food for those involved in impact investing today. Watch the compilation here and hear what Laura had to say about it.

Would you like to know more about what impact we at StartGreen Capital make? Check it out here in our Impact Report.

 

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