Our investors are affiliated with some of the most impressive and impact-driven funds in the industry. As part of our program, every cohort will receive meticulous preparation to confidently present their ideas during the pitch tank event, where they will have the opportunity to meet these esteemed investors.
Bar Rubin | Associate
The Rabo Food and Agri Innovation Fund (RFAIF), is the Venture Capital arm of Rabo Investments. RFAIF invests in early stage companies in the Food and AgTech space in the United States, Europe and Israel.
Arnout Dijkhuizen | Investment Principal
Astanor brings together capital, deep sector knowledge and a strong network of entrepreneurs, impact investors, technologists, scientists, farmers, chefs, policy makers and food lovers to give rise to a future of food that is nourishing, regenerative, scalable, trusted and delicious.
Triodos Investment Management
Petra Spaargaren | Senior Investment Manager
Triodos Food Transition Europe Fund (TFTEF) is an evergreen impact growth equity fund investing in sustainable food companies in Europe. The Fund has invested in 15 companies across 9 countries. The main investment focus areas are organic and sustainable production companies, shifts to healthy diets, circular and waste reduction solutions, and fair value chain solutions.
Roberto Duarte | PM Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains
GIZ is a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work with businesses, civil society actors and public institutions, shaping a future worth living around the world. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Hans Perk | Director
Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative that promotes sustainable development by providing loans, investments and capacity building to the financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy sectors. As a social investor, Oikocredit’s work is guided by the principle of empowering people to improve their livelihoods.
IDH Investment Management
Roel Messie | CEO
IDH Investment Management is the manager of the Farmfit Fund. The Farmfit Fund invests in smallholder farmer based value chains with guarantees and subordinated debt instruments, through value chain actors and financial institutions. The Fund is being supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 4 large international companies.
Ties Hagemeijer | Early stage VC
Arches Capital is a fast-growing group of business angels that is bridging the gap between Venture Capitalist (VCs) and how angels operate today. We invest in early stage and scaling companies. We differentiate ourselves from angel syndicates or funds by supporting the next growth stage as well: we aim to lead or contribute to follow-on investments of our successful portfolio companies.
Powered by Enviu
Ankie van Wersch | CEO
Powered by Enviu helps organizations build circular and inclusive business models, supporting the transition to future-proof business with (net) positive impact on society. The agency uses Enviu’s proven methodology, unique skills, strong network and unmatched experience in impact venture building to realize fundamental change.
Michiel Cleeren | Director
20+ years of experience in public funding for tech innovation in the start-up/ scale up tech industry. We can help you to assess the funding opportunities for your businesses. We build a large international network of experts that could help you with local or European funding.
Kyra Dresen | Junior Associate
Volta Ventures supports internet and software startups founded in the Benelux in their seed & early stages by putting founders first and using extensive expertise to ease the burdens that come with entrepreneurship. By doing so, we provide a true gateway into growth opportunities. Volta is one of the most active venture investors in the Benelux region. We invest in the people, the ideas and the industries that will help change the world.
Jessica Ollus | Impact VC
As a leading investor, we empower ambitious tech4good entrepreneurs who accelerate the transition to a sustainable world and deliver robust financial performances. We are backing tech4good ventures with knowledge, experience, network, and funding.
Peter Kleijwegt | CEO
Co-started a foodtech fund for startups called ECG Ventures in 2020. This fund is providing smart capital to foodtech. We focus on early-stage start-ups with exceptional good management teams with a technical highly promising and highly scalable product, based in the Netherlands but possibilities to scale-up globally. We are hands-on and down-to-earth.
Henk van Cann | Co-founder
Blockchainbird invests in initiatives focussed on increasing freedom and self-sovereignty, Leveraging the emergence of autonomous identifiers (KERI, ION / Sidetree) and execution of key management training.
UpSpark – Forging better future
Jakub Żbikowski | CEO and Co-Founder
As a part of the Innology Group, we have secured over € 250 million in non-dilutive funding for startups and SMEs in Europe.
Sentient Ventures VC
Suzanne van der Maarel | Senior Portfolio manager
Sentient Ventures is more than a fund. Our mission is to enable innovators and change-makers to accelerate the removal of farmed animals from our food production systems, sparing animal lives and allowing our planet to heal and thrive. Our early growth-stage fund invests in the best international companies developing superior successors to animal products
JU Agri Innovation Venture
Divesh Bhadani | Associate Partner – AgTech Investments
A corporate venture capital initiative of the $2B Jhaver Group, a Chennai headquartered global business conglomerate with a presence across various sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Agro-Chemicals, Pesticides, Zippers, Textile Chemicals, and Information Technology. We invest in early-stage tech-driven startups aiming to solve deep-rooted, big and complex problems in the Ag-Food sector profitably.
Gulf Islamic Investments
Piyush Surana | VP – Strategy & Investments
Gulf Islamic Investments LLC (GII) is a UAE-based financial services company with exposure to private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate. Under the leadership of a committed group of prominent shareholders and investors, GII’s team enjoys collective investment, strategic management, finance and accounting experience. GII and its team enjoy a track record of managing $2.5 billion in assets and securing $5.5 billion in debt and in excess of $1.0 billion in equity.
Prabhat has more than 22 years of work experience in Banks and Non-Banks in the agri and rural financing domain in India. He has built profitable and scalable businesses from scratch. In his individual capacity, he is keen to invest in early-stage startups in the Agri, Education and Health domains in India.