Our team consists of experts in the field of (new) financing and its structuring. What makes them different is their ambition to constantly seek the ideal balance between entrepreneurial and responsible. In this way they allow changemakers and returns to grow as successfully as possible.
Team of Experts
Before I set up StartGreen Capital with Coenraad, I was Director of DOEN Participaties, the venture capital fund of the DOEN Foundation of the Postcode Loterij. This made me one of the first investors in sustainable companies in the Netherlands and I helped many of the first ‘green’ companies grow. Before that I was an account manager for private banking clients at NBC Vermogensbeheer (now Fair Capital Partners).
I studied Business Administration at Erasmus University and did a post-doctoral degree as a Chartered Financial Analyst at the VU (Free University) of Amsterdam.
I believe that one world is enough, not three or five depending on the desired lifestyle. This requires everyone to act to their full potential and not only watch from the sidelines because their capacities are not recognised and acknowledged. Also, raw materials, commodities and means of production will need to be used much more efficiently.
After graduating, I worked in various management positions in the banking industry for nearly ten years. In 2006 I decided to turn my hobby of co-creating social entrepreneurship – which I had done in my free time since studying – into a real job. I set up StartGreen Capital and Oneplanetcrowd with Laura.
My biggest desire is to let StartGreen and Oneplanetcrowd expand by creating financing opportunities. We can do this with entrepreneurial teams that excel within a larger structure. After all, autonomous teams are best equipped to serve particular client segments. The main challenge here is to create a balance between the entrepreneurial spirit of a team and the required responsibility, risk awareness and organisational demands of a financing corporation.
My personal goal is to accelerate a two-fold sustainable change in the financial sector. Two-fold sustainability in the sense of: 1) creating financing solutions for entrepreneurs that bring about positive change for the environment and/or society; and 2) using financing solutions that are more transparent and have lower transaction costs than the usual solutions.
After graduating in Business Economics, I obtained a post-master’s certificate as a Registered Controller I have worked for a long time in the financial sector at Zwitserleven, SNS REAAL and ASN Bank. At ASN Bank, as a member of the Management Team, I was responsible for finance, risk and compliance. I started at StartGreen Capital as a CFRO in 2017 and am also a member of the Management Team of Oneplanetcrowd and Energiefonds Overijssel.
I strive to work with our clients to create an impact by offering transparent financial products that help create an inclusive and sustainable society. In my position, I try to create the right preconditions so that both our clients and we at StartGreen Capital can achieve our strategic goals.
After graduating in Business Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, I gained extensive knowledge of transactions in various M&A positions at Deloitte and ING Corporate Finance. I then worked for a few years at KRC Capital where I moved into the investment world. As my main drive is to bring about a sustainable impact, I started working at StartGreen Capital in 2013 where I now fulfil the role of Director of Participations. Among my roles is also Board Member of the Energiefonds Overijssel. I am responsible for the participation funds. My expertise lies in particular in venture capital investments and project financing for businesses in the cleantech and sustainable energy sector.
I am passionate about making a substantial contribution to the energy transition through obtaining customised investments for both sustainable energy projects and innovative cleantech businesses. I am literally energised by working with these entrepreneurs to establish financial health for companies that can really change the world. This is the task we are facing in this much needed transition. I enjoy the transaction dynamics and the challenge of puzzling together how best to organise deals. Creativity and thinking outside the box are essential. I strive, with our team, to support the entrepreneurs and help them move to the next level by building on the expertise and network of StartGreen Capital. I believe that entrepreneurs are the driving force behind innovation and the energy transition, and our role as partner and investor is to speed up this process. We still have a long way to go!
I have been working at StartGreen since 2018 and before that I worked together with my current colleagues for a long time to develop the Energiefonds Overijssel. Since December 2019 I am director of the Energiefonds Overijssel and responsible for the loan portfolio. In Groningen I studied Economics after which I started at KMPG - Financial Services as a trainee. I then worked for approximately five years as investment manager Micro-Finance at Oxfam-Novib and Triple Jump. After that, I was active in sustainable project financing at ASN Bank for ten years, after which I made the switch to StartGreen.
While I am passionate about banking, I also want to contribute to an equitable and sustainable world. I can combine the two perfectly in my current position. With our principles, we can bring about projects that make the world more sustainable and equitable, and drive further development.
At the end of my degree in Technical Business Administration at the University of Groningen, I spent six months in Sri Lanka where I became fascinated by entrepreneurship with a societal mission. Once back in the Netherlands, I started working for the Business in Development Network. Here I set up ‘investor matchmaking’, and my team and I connected many entrepreneurs in emerging economies to financing. I built up a network of more than 150 business angels, high net worth individuals, banks and development banks, and venture capital funds. In 2012, Laura, Coenraad and I set up Oneplanetcrowd under the umbrella of StartGreen Capital. Oneplanetcrowd is a financing platform for sustainable and societal initiatives that offer investors financial and societal returns.
Nothing is more satisfying to me than supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their vision and goals.
Since October 2019 I have been involved in Borski Fund as co-founder, partner and fund director. In addition, I am founder of The Next Women, a membership and networking organization that provides access to capital programs and resources for female entrepreneurs and of The Next Women Crowd Fund, which is supported by 70 female investors and also invests in female entrepreneurs. I am also a member of the Supervisory Board of several large and listed companies (Schiphol Group, Mediahuis NL) with a focus on digital transformation. I have also held various advisory positions in the financial sector (Rabo Amsterdam, Lendahand, Storecove, Annona). I am a pioneer in the start-up ecosystem and was European director of the Women in Tech Astia Accelerator, advisor at The Entrepreneur Center at Erasmus University and several start-up programs of the European Commission.
I am co-founder of the largest online restaurant platform in the Netherlands: IENS (sold to Tripadvisor in 2014). Before that I worked as a lawyer at Loeff/A&O in Amsterdam and New York and Skadden, Arps NY. I have a law degree from the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University, NY.
I have been recognized by Management Scope Top100, Opzij Top Women in Business, 50 Future Makers in the Netherlands, Top 10 Women to Meet in Tech by The Guardian, and my twitter @thenextwomen has been awarded with awards by Fast Company and Forbes.
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With a varied background in mergers & acquisitions and as an entrepreneur, I have been active at StartGreen Capital since 2014. As Investment Director I am responsible for the investment processes of PDENH and in portfolio management I am mainly focused on innovative growth companies. The clusters that have my attention are energy storage (E-magy, S4AS, EST-FloatTech), grid balancing (Sympower, Dexter Energy Services), circularity (Chaincraft, Fairphone, MX3D) and sustainable heat (Triple Solar, Asperitas, Thermagy) .
The hands-on investing and my previous entrepreneurial experiences help me to understand and tackle the daily challenges of ventures. Driven to achieve impact through technology and smart revenue models, I believe in the credo: Take risks, dream big. If you fail, fail early and fail forward!
Before I started working at StartGreen Capital in 2019, I already had 12 years of experience in early stageinvestments and have been involved in more than 25 deals. I built up the participation portfolio for two funds, supported companies in their growth, follow-up investments, management buy in-realized projects and sales of companies. Good relationships with entrepreneurs and strong fund returns are a valuable result. As a management consultant I have supported companies at the intersection of corporate finance and strategy. I have realized international joint venture projects, bond issues, product and growth strategy, partnerships, exit strategies, and revenue and margin improvements.
Venture investments in early-stage companies are for me the ultimate way to create value. Vision, entrepreneurship, taking (calculated) risks, guts and teamwork come together in this. This requires that you know what is going on in the company and in the market, that you bring added value, create (financial) space and help entrepreneurs to realize great ambitions. With the growth of the entrepreneur, and the company comes financial value development. Building companies together, building the future.
With a broad interest in the historical world economy and politics, I completed a Bachelor in History at the University of Amsterdam. I supplemented this with an MSc Political Economy of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, because I wanted to better understand emerging markets in Africa and Asia. The next step to start as a trainee at the Dutch development bank FMO fitted in well with the path I wanted to take to the financial world. I spent over ten years at FMO in a variety of positions, many of which were in the credit and investment side, focusing on the financial sector in Central Asia and the Middle East. In addition to my current position at Borksi Fund, I am a member of the Supervisory Board of a Dutch family business that trades in functional ingredients.
As an Investment Manager at the Borski Fund, I focus on investments in start-ups of female entrepreneurs. Providing women entrepreneurs with access to financial resources is a central theme in my work. In addition, I get a lot of energy from working with and supporting smaller entrepreneurs, because this allows me to make a visible impact.
As a lawyer I have more than 10 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investments, M&A, crowdfunding and capital marketstransactions. I advise our team on a wide range of legal topics such as corporate law, governance, financial supervisory law, crowdfunding, contract law and securities law. I am closely involved in the strategic decisions and negotiations of, among other things, new investments, partnerships and financing.
I am a graduate of the University of Amsterdam (LL.M) and studied at Columbia University New York and University College London (LL.M). I joined StartGreen Capital in 2018, after more than 8 years working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Amsterdam and New York).
I find it enormously inspiring to work for a company that has a positive impact on the world. It gives me a lot of energy to assist our team in successfully realizing our goals, in an environment characterized by quality, creativity and humor.
My background is very diverse. From administrative and secretarial assistant to independent entrepreneur in providing financial administration for companies. I also had a beauty salon, but in the end I chose business again. I find it more fun to work towards a goal together than alone. In 2006 I was asked by Laura and Coenraad to set up the back office of StartGreen Capital. I grabbed that with both hands and now we are 16 years later. In the meantime, the organization has grown considerably. In addition to my position as financial controller for a part of StartGreen Capital, I am mainly involved in HR and organizational development.
Contributing to the growth of StartGreen on the one hand and to a better world on the other. I also want to get the best out of people and create a pleasant working environment.
After my Commercial Economics training, I gained experience in guiding entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs during mergers and acquisitions. Since 2014 I have been putting my knowledge and skills into practice in the sustainable energy sector. The realization and financing of often unique sustainable projects requires a great deal of creativity and perseverance. I am happy to contribute to that.
I would like to contribute to the future by making the world a little better.
After acquiring a solid quantitative background at some top international business schools in Rotterdam, Singapore and Milan, I started looking for a job where I can combine three subjects that interest me enormously: innovation, business strategy/analysis and sustainability. Together with the long-term focus and hands-on ownership, this has driven me to the impact investment sector. I started at StartGreen Capital in 2017 and this turned out to be a very good match: with a great team and inspiring entrepreneurs, we build pioneering companies that strive for both financial and social value creation. I have a lot of expertise in the field of financial analysis/modelling and in recent years I have also specialized in ESG & impact measurement† As Sustainability Lead I am involved in the impact report of StartGreen and the Responsible Investment Committee of the NVP (Dutch Association of Participation Companies).
I am fascinated by Michael Porter's concept of 'creating shared value'. A concept in which companies pursue both financial and social value in the long term. A concept where both aspects are fully integrated in the core business of the company, so that they go hand in hand and there is no trade off is. In my work I want to use some good aspects of capitalism and the power of finance for 'the common good': using innovation and entrepreneurship to drive change and solve societal challenges. Creating a system in which achieving impact enables the creation of more impact, a world in which 'money makes money' becomes 'impact makes impact'. By quantifying both financial and social returns (impact measurement), I want to prove and improve our impact on society. My ambition is to become one of the best impact investors in the world, constantly helping innovative entrepreneurs build groundbreaking businesses and thereby continuously increasing the positive impact we can have on this planet.
I studied Environmental Economics in Wageningen, after which I started working in the financial sector. Here I worked for banks on acquisition financing. At StartGreen Capital I also work on cash flow financing, but only in the field of sustainability projects.
In our projects and relationships I recognize the passion to leave something beautiful behind, where it is not only business that counts. I love to help make projects that are difficult to finance, together with these relationships.
As an Investment Manager I am actively looking for and involved in the participations with which I jointly try to achieve (added) value. Coming from a business economics background (UvA) with extensive experience in various (consultancy) positions at both small and medium-sized companies and in the world of start-ups, I quickly get to the heart of the matter and take targeted actions. I like to take on new challenges and work in an environment that is on the move, with room for an entrepreneurial attitude.
I am characterized as proactive, commercially oriented, goal-oriented, with a focus on business administration and financing aspects. I am capable of thinking at a strategic level, setting out the lines and acting at an operational level as well.
My goal is to create sustainable added value for all stakeholders.
My MSc Finance study was the happy result of the fact that I couldn't choose between social science and exact science. Yet in my master's degree I missed even the casual mention of value creation, innovation and sustainable development. I eventually found it in the cleantech VC sector: a nice mix of analysis, human nuance, raw innovation and belief in sustainability. At StartGreen Capital I delved into the energy markets and imbalance management through both software and hardware applications. Above all, I delved into an environment without 'zero-sum thinking'.
I strive to bring about change, both in my personal and professional life, and by supporting good people, good ideas and good founders, change the world for the better.
During my study Business Economics in Tilburg, I was contacted by my thesis supervisor corporate financerolled into the world. In the following years, I have assisted many entrepreneurs, corporates and financiers as a consultant in various M&A, PE and VC transactions. Then I got the chance to buy side work and take responsibility for investment decisions at first family office in The Hague and then with John Laing, an international investor in infrastructure and renewable energy. Within StartGreen Capital, my focus is on project financing and corporate loans aimed at the energy transition and circularity.
My passion for the energy transition arose during my time at John Laing. I have become convinced that we must act now to just zero-achieving goals. As a father of two, I now understand better, to quote John James Audubon, that 'the world is not given by our fathers, but borrowed from our children'. It gives me great satisfaction that I can use my professional experiences from the past 17 years to build a bridge between sustainability initiatives and the financing world. And thereby help realize the transition to a sustainable future.
I have more than 30 years of experience in independently conducting financial administrations and providing financial reports in various industries. I have been working for StartGreen Capital since early 2015. I describe myself as an analytical, critical, accurate, disciplined and collegial business professional.
It is my ambition to provide accurate, reliable and timely reporting of the various entities.
In Rotterdam I studied at the Erasmus University where I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Finance & Investments. After my studies I started at ING as a trainee in the investment bank. Here I got to know a multitude of different senior debt products. After a period in London at the Leveraged Finance department, I started focusing on Loan Capital Markets in Amsterdam. Structuring and distributing senior debt has given me a good foundation for a career in finance. I then explored the world of Schuldscheindarlehen in Frankfurt and then took a broadening step towards becoming an impact investor based on the desire to combine finance and sustainability. In this sector I like to help entrepreneurs financially further in the growth of their company, to structure project financing to realize an energy project or to become a co-shareholder with one of our funds and in this way to be able to put the required growth capital on the table. .
I get excited about taking good and balanced (financial) risks to help make our planet more sustainable. In this way, as an impact investor, I can really make a difference for the company and at the same time manage a healthy investment fund.
After my study Business Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and postgraduate study Treasury Management at the VU, I worked in banking for about 15 years for ABN AMRO Bank, RBS, NIBC Bank and a Fintech. As a program/project manager I was responsible for business transformations and core bankingimplementations.
Because of my interest in sustainability, I followed the Business Sustainability Management course at the University of Cambridge in 2020. This training released a lot of energy in me and made it clear to me that I wanted to take the step towards sustainability.
Since March 2022 I am Director IT & Operations at Oneplanetcrowd. The switch to Oneplanetcrowd gives me the unique opportunity to combine my knowledge of finance and IT with my passion for sustainability.
I want to make a tangible contribution to a better world. I like to do this together with a driven team and with innovative technology.
Since graduating in Computing, I have put the theory into practice in multiple industries such as education, robotics, online food ordering and mobility. I have spent most of my time working in FinTech where I continue to enjoy deepening my understanding while exploring unknown areas in it.
Engineering has become one of the ways I can express my creativity by creating digital solutions and products. I've learned over time that I like to be where the problems are and solve them, because that's where I can create the most value and learn great lessons.
I am excited about the new areas that I will explore and about acquiring more experience, knowledge, tooling, ideas. I like to offer value within my area of influence, focused on entrepreneurship, leadership and the development of technology.
After completing the master's degree in Dutch Law and the master's degree in Law and Business at the University of Utrecht, I started working as a corporate lawyer at a large international trust office in 2016. In mid-2019 I started at StartGreen Capital as Legal Counsel. I now have extensive experience in corporate law. By regularly attending various courses and training, I stay abreast of the latest developments in legislation and regulations.
I always strive for an optimal result and I think it is important to continue to develop myself. I am dedicated, accurate and driven and I do not shy away from challenges.
As a passionate marketing and communication manager/advisor/senior project manager, I have broad experience in the non-profit sector, television world, commercial marketing and fundraising. My heart beats faster about projects and products that make the world greener, better, more social. I like to gain knowledge, but I enjoy sharing knowledge and connecting people even more.
It is my mission to help people and organizations through communication. I connect people and goals and go for the best joint result. I do all this with a good dose of humor and with care for a good atmosphere.
After a master's degree in European Policy with a focus on human rights, I ended up at Oneplanetcrowd through various non-profit organizations and then the translation world. Armed with a talent for languages and a focus on people and quality, I monitor the accessible and transparent nature of Oneplanetcrowd.
A sustainable and inclusive economy is the ultimate goal, for Oneplanetcrowd and myself. That means that in the morning, although still with some difficulty, I like to get out of bed to do my bit. It gives a wonderful feeling to come home after a hard day's work with a successfully completed campaign in your pocket, with which a sustainable company can take another step towards a better world.
Since 2019 I have been working as an Investment Analyst at StartGreen Capital and I am actively involved in finding, analyzing and supporting portfolio companies. During my graduation I researched the accuracy and measurability of management team assessments in the venture capitalist decision-making process. I also developed a tool to make these assessments explicit and quantitatively measurable. I completed the Business Analysis & Modeling study and gained practical experience at two investment funds.
We work in a dynamic environment, in which my affinity and ambition for entrepreneurship and investing comes into its own. An environment in which we support entrepreneurs with sustainable propositions with financing, network and active involvement. But above all an environment in which we contribute to a sustainable economy, an economy that does not exhaust itself and in which everyone can participate to his/her full potential.
Growing up in a family business I developed a passion to contribute to a sustainable future. I like to use my project financing knowledge of sustainable energy for the energy transition in the Netherlands. After graduating with honors from a master's degree in finance, my finance career began in London, where I advised on mergers and acquisitions for Pöyry Capital and JP Morgan for three years. During a year in India I focused on the development of social enterprises. Back in Amsterdam I gained a lot of experience at the Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in the project financing of wind energy and infrastructure. Before I started working at StartGreen Capital, I cycled from Alaska to Panama on a sailing bike, a beautiful and sustainable adventure! This has given me valuable insights into the need for a sustainable future and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to this together.
I am enthusiastic about making sustainable initiatives possible together. Especially if we can accelerate the energy transition. I personally wish to develop in the field of technological expertise in the sustainable sector in order to stimulate the connection between innovative solutions and financing.
After completing my study Business Economics & Finance at the UvA, I started working at the ABN AMRO Clearing Bank. This is where my affinity with numbers and risk management came in handy. However, it wasn't long before I felt the need to dedicate myself to a 'greater' cause. As a result, I ended up at StartGreen Capital, where my affinity with figures and risk management still comes in handy. Only now, with the help of investments and financing in small to medium-sized companies, we ensure that we make the world more sustainable step by step.
Clearly convey a complex story. Whether it concerns identifying and naming the risks for new financing or presenting a quarterly overview of the fund as clearly as possible. By disentangling complex issues and presenting them clearly, I want to make easier and better-informed decisions possible.
Since June 2019 I have been working as an Investment Manager at StartGreen Capital. I am mainly involved in sustainable energy projects, in which I am involved in both investments and financing. My focus is on solar energy and geothermal energy, and on supporting cooperatives in setting up local initiatives. After graduating in Business Administration, I started my career at ING. In my last position I was responsible for structuring acquisition financing for private equity parties.
I get energy from new situations and enjoy coordinating processes. Finding a solution that makes all parties involved happy is an important motivation for me.
After graduating in Cultural Studies at the UvA, I started my own text and communication agency: Letterhelden. Since then I have contributed to the positioning and branding of companies in all kinds of communication ways. I did and do this for very diverse companies: from large, international companies to inspired individuals, from non-profit institutions to financial service providers. From 1 July 2021 I will do this for StartGreen Capital, which aims not only for a financial return, but above all for a social return with its investments.
For StartGreen I can combine all my knowledge, passion for writing and experience to achieve one goal: that all members of the target group will know the name StartGreen by heart. The fact that I also help to build a more sustainable, more equal and more innovative society makes this job even more attractive.
With my background in Business Administration and Information Management, I am able to make the transition between business and technology. After my experience as a consultant for the implementation of Microsoft tooling, I started at Oneplanetcrowd as a Product Owner. With my focus on agile I can provide value in the fast-changing crowdfunding industry. I strive for long-term solutions with the optimal balance between ease of use, reliability and compliance with laws and regulations.
On the platform I want to offer an experience that allows everyone to easily contribute to the transition to a sustainable economy.
During my study Business Economics I gained experience at Rabobank. To broaden my knowledge, I went to Amsterdam for a master's degree in Economics. I focused on sustainability and the economic impact of automation. To further develop my technical skills, I worked for several years as an IT consultant and Solution Architect. Ultimately with the aim of making a combination of finance, sustainability and technology in the future. That is how I started as a Business Controller at StartGreen. A diverse role that enables me to connect these three topics on a daily basis.
An organization is built on the collaboration between people. It gives me energy to make this collaboration run as smoothly as possible; by connecting ideas and people, setting up the right tooling and making processes simple but effective. That way, the organization is in control and we go to the next level as a team.
After my bachelor Earth Sciences & Economics and an Economics minor in Hong Kong, I did an internship at an aviation multinational. After that I completed my master Global Business & Sustainability at the Rotterdam School of Management. Sustainability has always been a common thread throughout my studies. I concluded that innovation and start-ups play a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable society and that I enjoy working with these kinds of initiatives. An internship at an impact VC fund confirmed this ambition. In my dynamic role as a trainee at Startgreen Capital, I can develop my analytical skills and financial knowledge at the various funds that Startgreen Capital manages.
I get a lot of energy from analyzing innovative propositions and contributing to the positive impact of entrepreneurs. I would love to be able to apply the knowledge I gain at Startgreen myself as an entrepreneur one day.
After my studies Corporate Law and Business Administration at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, I started the Global Traineeship at Rabobank. After this traineeship, I started working as an account manager at the Financial Restructuring & Recovery department. In this position I have been able to supervise various restructurings of customers with various problems in various sectors, from shipping to retail to automotive for 3 years. At StartGreen I can combine financial structuring with making a positive impact.
Finding solutions to complete business cases.
I completed a bachelor's degree in International Business at the University of Groningen. In addition to my studies, I have set up my own companies. One of these with a co-founder, where we collaborated with entrepreneurs in East Africa. The aim was to combine business with social impact. This made me very enthusiastic and to delve further into entrepreneurship I did a master's in Entrepreneurship in Amsterdam. For my graduation thesis I did research on impact measurement by impact investors. This has given me insight into the sector and contributed to my motivation to work as an impact investor. After a six-month internship at an impact VC in Amsterdam, I started as a trainee at StartGreen. Every 6 months I work for a different StartGreen fund and I also follow various internal and external training courses.
I am enthusiastic about innovative ideas, contact with entrepreneurs and creating impact. I want to contribute to making the planet more sustainable - which must be done as quickly as possible - by financing and supporting passionate entrepreneurs in the best possible way.
With a varied professional background in the energy sector, banking, high-tech but especially aviation, I have gained a lot of knowledge about internal business processes. I have experience in sales, customer service, compliance and administration. Although trained as a commercial pilot, I consider myself a generalist who tries to know a little about everything. This allows me to monitor, assess and where necessary improve processes with a critical and analytical view. Furthermore, I am a pragmatic, helpful colleague and I like to work with investors and entrepreneurs in a solution-oriented way with their issues.
Continuously developing and improving to work effectively and efficiently with colleagues on a common goal, that makes me happy. Certainly if it helps ambitious entrepreneurs to realize their next plan and if it means for investors that they can put their money to work with a return. And that I can also contribute to sustainability, responsible production and a fairer world for people and animals, gives me extra satisfaction and drive.
After my studies I worked as a buyer for various companies. I have developed strong marketing skills at large corporate companies such as KLM and Nike. By putting the customer and his needs first, and by creating a great customer experience, you can distinguish yourself and bind customers to you for a long time. In addition, I have worked at SME and private equity companies, where proactive entrepreneurship is paramount: creating and seizing opportunities. With this strong commercial background, I can easily relate to the customer, and therefore also to the investors of Oneplanetcrowd.
I like to connect people. Within a team I am approachable and go for the best joint result. It is important to me that both the internal team and the investors can rely on me.
After my bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Economics in Utrecht and master's degree in Entrepreneurship in Amsterdam, I started my career at ING. Here I became acquainted with many different aspects of financial services and I specialized in real estate financing.
I see it as my goal to use this knowledge and experience in projects whose social impact is just as important as the financial return to be delivered. This goal fits in perfectly with my current role within StartGreen, in which I focus on local energy initiatives.
With the (financial) knowledge and skills I have gained, I help others to achieve their goals.
During my studies Criminology and Technology I realized that technology plays an important role in improving social well-being in our society. This motivated me to learn programming and to start a career as a Full Stack Developer.
My business drive is to develop products that can help improve the social well-being of our society. I like to make people aware of new ways of tackling old challenges.
During my Chemical Engineering study I was very busy with secondary activities. I was part of the Swapfiets marketing team, I set up a company in graphic design and web design and I developed the sustainability strategy in India for a chemical multinational. After that I followed internships at start-ups and a financial institution. The position of trainee at StartGreen appeals to my qualities as a generalist, to my analytical thinking skills and drive. At the moment I work for Borski Fund as an Investment Analyst and focus on cleantech and technically savvy propositions.
After having laid a solid foundation in the various investment and financing forms within StartGreen, I aspire to make a move from the world of venture capital to the side of entrepreneurs. I hope to include my study background in this, ideally by starting a company in the green chemistry, which focuses on the energy transition.
The focus of my study Business and Consumer Sciences at Wageningen University was on sustainability. After my thesis on CO2-reduction in the retail supply chain, I completed my studies by doing an internship at Oneplanetcrowd. This was not only my first encounter with StartGreen Capital, but also with many passionate entrepreneurs. I found it very inspiring to talk to them about financing their sustainable projects. That is why I am very happy that, after gaining experience in the financial sector at Rabobank, I am back at StartGreen to start working as an Investment Analyst at Energie Fonds Overijssel.
Here I can work diligently on my business passion: creating value for a company or customer and making a positive impact on the environment and society.
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