How we work

The tools and resources to become champions of change

At Social Impact Ventures we employ the right tools to create investments that yield both a positive impact and healthy returns for people and planet. That’s world-changing investing.

Active investor

We seek to be an active investor to help you realise the full benefit of our vast expertise. We recognize that the business we support need more than capital to scale and grow. Therefore we provides hands-on venture assistance to facilitate the development and growth process of our portfolio companies. Our aim: to help you be successful and grow your business so you can make an impact in a bigger, better, faster way than going it alone.

We invest in companies with a

We do not invest in

Clear theory of change to solve a vital societal problem


Strong, positive, measurable and scalable impact on people and/or our planet


Commercially (Economically) viable and scalable business model


Proven management team possessing an unwavering commitment to growth


Sales track record and a clear outlook on profitability


Core business or core management team primarily in the Netherlands

Early stage start-ups / ideation / distressed stage


Highly capital intensive companies (e.g. infrastructure, real-estate)


Companies with indirect impact (e.g. incubators, consultants)


Businesses that are largely dependent on revenues from Government

We invest in companies with a

Clear theory of change to solve a vital societal problem


Strong, positive, measurable and scalable impact on people and/or our planet


Commercially (Economically) viable and scalable business model


Proven management team possessing an unwavering commitment to growth


Sales track record and a clear outlook on profitability


Core business or core management team primarily in the Netherlands

We do not invest in

Early stage start-ups / ideation / distressed stage


Highly capital intensive companies (e.g. infrastructure, real-estate)


Companies with indirect impact (e.g. incubators, consultants)


Businesses that are largely dependent on revenues from Government

Is being a changemaker in your DNA? (It’s in ours)

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Investment process steps

An investment partnership is one of the most long-lasting meaningful ones in business. That’s why we take time to get to know you. After the initial assessment for ‘fit’ and alignment of our values, we’ll get back to you in a week with constructive feedback. If we want to explore a partnership, here are the next steps:

Share (or let's discuss) your plan
If we see a fit, we will review your business plan and we’ll meet up to discuss and finesse the details.

Let's make a deal
If we are excited about your business as you are, we’ll offer a term sheet to invest.

Let's dive deep together
If we have a deal, we’ll start due diligence to understand your business better.

Paper the deal, deploy funds
Assuming there are no surprises, we finalise legal documents and make the investment.

And after closing? Let’s play

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