Catalyst for sustainable progress - How do we make a difference?

In our Impact Report (in Dutch) you will find our exact contribution and the way we achieved this. In a nutshell, we make a difference by:

Investing and managing
We invest in impact businesses with both loans and venture capital and manage this financing carefully. 

Identifying themes in the market
Our experienced team of experts recognises early themes in the market that need financing.

Developing new funds
In collaboration with our investors, we develop new funds and financing opportunities that accelerate the transition to sustainability, circularity and diversity.

Realized impact in 2020

285

Tons of CO2 reduction

494

FTE employment created

1

sustainable products sold

52

buildings preserved

193

MWh solar energy generated

13

m3 green gas generated
Read all about it in the Impact Report StartGreen Capital 2020

Our Theory of Change model

Impact investing is still a niche activity, but we want to make it a mainstream philosophy. See how we do this in our Theory of Change model: ith a few simple steps, we clarify our goal, why this is our goal and how we will achieve it.

In order to measure the impact of businesses towards one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have developed a set of indicators with a few indicators for each SDG. The indicators include, for example, the number of children that received better education, the number of households that contributed to a more sustainable society, the number of kilojoules of energy generated, or the amount of CO2 saved. We have set one or more indicators for each business.

Read all about it in the Impact Report StartGreen Capital 2020

The energy transition

By now we dare describe ourselves as experts in financing the transition to sustainable energy in the Netherlands. We invest in projects and manage funds that are accelerating this transition. One of these is Energiefonds Overijssel, the biggest regional energy fund in the Netherlands. We have managed its funds since its founding in 2012.

Circularity

We - and we are not alone in this - believe that the current linear and fossil economy does not have eternal life. The resulting climate problems and the depletion of natural resources speak for themselves. It requires a new economic system that respects the carrying capacity of the earth and keeps the needs of humans, animals and the environment in a healthy balance. This new economy will be aimed at reuse and recovery. Based on this idea, we started our crowdfunding platform Oneplanetcrowd. The platform connects innovative entrepreneurs and forward-looking investors to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy.

Diversity

At StartGreen Capital we believe in diversity, equality and fair opportunities for everyone. That is why we invest in funds and projects that promote these fair opportunities. Why? Because companies with a diverse team are often more innovative and perform better. And because we think that diversity, capital and business opportunities go hand in hand. That is why we co-founded the Borski Fund, which offers venture capital to female entrepreneurs in order to increase their share in the economy.

Innovative financing opportunities

We dare to do things that have never been done before: in developing new funds, structuring financing, and financing innovations. We offer a wide range of financing products that make us unique as a fund manager.

What we bring to the table goes beyond simply extending and organising financing. Our strength lies in the combination of expertise, market knowledge, network, entrepreneur support and investment expertise. Over the years we have accumulated a wealth of experience in impact investing in the most important themes of our time. This means that we know where the opportunities for new financing and investment lie.

We are not only the first to flag the latest developments in the market, but we also match the needs of entrepreneurs and investors in new funds and structures. We act as a partner to all the parties involved to ensure that both the businesses and the investments are successful.

StartGreen's financing tools

We use different financing tools, and often combine them, depending on the needs of the companies that we finance. The tools include:

Convertible Loans

Shares

Senior and Junior loans

Guarantees

Crowdfunding

Investment process

What can we do for you?

StartGreen Capital guarantees a good balance between enterprising and responsible financing that enables successful impact entrepreneurs to grow. Would you like to know more about how we work and what we can do for you?