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

In our Impact Report 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 we carefully manage our investments. 

Identifying market themes
With an experienced team of specialists, we are able to identify at an early stage the themes in the market that need financing.

Develop new funds
Together with our investors, we develop new funds and investment opportunities that accelerate the transition to sustainable energy, 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 here in the Impact Report StartGreen Capital 2020

Theory of Change StartGreen

Impact investing is still a niche activity. We want to make it mainstream. You can see how we do that in the Theory of Change model that we follow: in simple steps we make clear what the goal is, why it is the goal and how we can achieve it.

To measure the extent to which companies contribute to which of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have developed an indicator set with a number of indicators per SDG. Indicators are, for example, the number of children receiving better education, the number of households that contribute to a sustainable society, the number of kilojoules of energy that is generated or the amount of CO2 that is saved. We determine one or more indicators for each company.

Read all about it here in the Impact Report StartGreen Capital 2020

Energy transition

We now dare to call ourselves experts in the field of financing the sustainability of energy supplies in the Netherlands. We invest in projects and manage funds that accelerate the transition to sustainable energy. Such as Energiefonds Overijssel: the largest regional energy fund in the Netherlands, in which we have been involved as manager since its foundation 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 options

We dare to do things that have never been done before: in setting up new funds, structuring financing and financing innovations. We offer a broad spectrum of financing products that makes us unique as a fund manager.

Our contribution goes further than just providing financing and structuring. Our strength lies mainly in the combination of expertise, market knowledge, network, entrepreneurial guidance and investment experience. Over the years we have gained a lot of experience in impact investing within the most important themes of our time. As a result, we know where the opportunities lie for new financing and investment opportunities.

Not only do we spot the latest developments in the market first; we can also bring together the needs of entrepreneurs and investors in new funds and structures. We work with all parties as a partner to make both the company and the investment successful.

Financing instruments StartGreen Capital

Based on the needs of the companies we finance, we deploy different financing instruments, often combining several options, such as:

Convertible Loans

Shares

Senior and junior loans

Guarantees

Crowdfunding

Investment process

What can we do for you?

At StartGreen Capital you are assured of a good balance between entrepreneurial and responsible financing, in order to grow successful impact entrepreneurs. Want to know more about how we work and what we can do for you?