Borski Fund

 

IME Medical Electrospinning

Our cutting-edge medical electrospinning research and development equipment, MediSpin® XL platform and application development services enable our customers to realize their superior fiber-based medical devices.

 

Atlantic Therapeutics

Atlantic Therapeutics aims to improve the quality of life for people through medical devices, by restoring and strengthening their pelvic health.

 

Zielwear

A 'fashion on-demand' company, with the vision and ambition to facilitate on-demand production on a large scale. Zielwear is building a technology platform to design, manufacture and supply clothing to companies based on actual consumer demand.

 

The Fabricant

The Fabricant is the world's leading digital fashion house and a pioneer in the digitization of the fashion industry.

Borski Fund was established in the second half of 2019. The fund focuses on female entrepreneurs and companies targeting women. Within the participations of Borski Fund, there is at least one woman on the management team with an equity interest in the company. With this we stimulate more diversity in companies, more women who do business in a risk-bearing manner and more women who invest in a risk-bearing manner. In this way we want to contribute to a diverse Dutch entrepreneurial landscape and a balanced situation for women in top positions. Companies that have initial turnover and traction are within the investment focus of Borski Fund.

Objective
Encouraging more diversity in companies, more women who invest in a risk-bearing business and more women who invest in a risk-bearing manner. In this way we want to contribute to a diverse Dutch entrepreneurial landscape and a balanced situation for women in top positions.

For whom
The fund focuses on female entrepreneurs and companies targeting women. Within the participations of Borski Fund, there is at least one woman on the management team with an equity interest in the company.

Instruments
The fund provides equity and loan capital in the form of seed capital and start-up and expansion capital. This is done with shares and (convertible and subordinated) loans.

Ticket size
From € 250,000 to a maximum of € 3,000,000.

Date of incorporation
Borski Fund was founded in the second half of 2019 as a collaboration between The Next Women and StartGreen Capital. ING, Rabobank and ABN AMRO are the largest investors in the fund. In addition, Van Lanschot Bankiers, a number of family offices and informals are investing in the Borski Fund.

The Next Women Crowd Fund is the predecessor of the Borski Fund and together with StartGreen Capital, The Next Women is a founding partner of the fund.

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Portfolio

Criteria

Borski Fund provides venture capital and growth capital for ambitious companies with at least one female founder / entrepreneur.

Are you

  • A female entrepreneur / founder with at least 5% share ownership?
  • Located (with a head office) in the Netherlands?
  • A company with a minimum turnover of around € 500k?
  • A company that makes a positive contribution to reducing inequality, also known as Femtech or gendered innovation?
  • A company with growth potential and strong ambitions?
  • A company that values support from a diverse team?

The Investment Advisory Committee

Ida Kuijken

Afke Butcher

Henk Luykx