Investors

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.

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Rabobank Investments
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.

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Astanor Ventures
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.

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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.

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GIZ
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).

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Oikocredit
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.

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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.

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4IMPACT
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.

Kyriacos Koupparis
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.

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Sira Incentives
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.

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ECG Ventures
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.

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UpSpark – Forging better future
Jakub Żbikowski | CEO and Co-Founder
UpSpark is an innovation funding consultancy supporting the development of bold, revolutionary ideas through EU funding to turn them into marketable products with widespread impact on societies and economies around the world.

As a part of the Innology Group, we have secured over € 250 million in non-dilutive funding for startups and SMEs in Europe.

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Prabhat Chaturvedi
Angel Investor

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.

 

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IDH Investment Management
Loïc Badohoun | Investment Manager

IDH Investment Management is the Fund Manager of IDH Farmfit Fund. The IDH Farmfit Fund is the world’s biggest ever public-private impact fund for smallholder farmers. The Fund’s innovative financing model makes investments in smallholder farmers attractive, it de-risks investments in smallholder farming and helps drive sustainable impact by lowering risks and costs for both farmers and investors.

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Navus Ventures
Jaap Zijlstra | Investment Manager

Navus Ventures invests in start-ups / scale-ups that drive sustainable transition in food and energy. We are a family funded VC, leveraging the Lely family’s longstanding history in high-tech product development and successful market entry of innovations. Our focus is Europe, IP heavy, hardware plus software and b2b. We invest early stage and keep supporting for long term sustainable growth.

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Arches Capital
Frank Appeldoorn | Managing Partner

Arches Capital is a group of 100+ business angels bridging the gap between Venture Capitalist (VCs) and Business Angels. We believe that by bundling smart capital (combining funding with real business knowledge and experience) with true engagement (actively working together to achieve rapid growth), we are able to ignite early stage companies on their path to success. We invest in B2B software companies from € 250k – € 1m.

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Altree Capital
Jenni Chamberlain | Founder and CEO

The Altree Kadzi Gender Climate Fund funds women-led and oriented businesses in Africa with a climate-smart approach in sub-Saharan Africa.  It provides debt and equity funding and other pragmatic approaches to funding across the capital structure