The main objective of DOEN Participaties is to achieve a positive impact on society by supporting new sustainable or socially inclusive entrepreneurs.

    Over the past 25 years, DOEN Participaties has become the biggest impact investor for sustainable and socially inclusive start-ups in the Netherlands. Currently, our portfolio consists of 65 equity investments and convertible loans, and 12 fund investments.

    Typical of our investments are:

    • A focus on impact
    • We start in the early phase and can grow with the start-up
    • We dare to take risks

    DOEN Participaties invests directly in sustainable or socially inclusive start-ups with convertible loans or equity investments. Initial investments are between €50,000 and €500,000. However, we may also continue to invest. We use an investment fund in the case of foreign investments where DOEN has insufficient knowledge of the local context, or when investing in a very specific sector in the Netherlands.

    Investment criteria:

    • A major intended impact on sustainability or social inclusiveness.
    • The investment is part of or in line with the programmes of the DOEN Foundation
    • Vigorous entrepreneurship
    • Innovation
    • Scalability

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      Do you want to submit an application? Or do you have a question? Send an email to Linda van Beek:

      DOEN Participaties is fully owned and managed by the DOEN Foundation. The DOEN Foundation is the fund of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery.


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      Linda van Beek

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