The room buzzed with impact changemakers and holiday cheer at the FundsUp “𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑷𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒕” event in December!
The gathering united impact founders, investors, and distinguished speakers. Starting off with the fantastic keynote delivered by Ronald Beuk, the initiator of Generous Minds, who shared his vision – on which he built his company – of how we can all play a role in maximizing good in the world.
The panel with Leo Holwerda, Janneke Niessen, Marc Wesselink, and Dagmar van Ravenswaay Claasen, illuminated crucial themes around supporting SDG-startups and fostering collaboration within our ecosystem to bridge the valley of death and make a substantial impact. Some key insights:
💡 Early-stage investments, paired with dedicated programs, propel impact startup progression
💡 Investors highlighted the significance of gut instinct, honesty with founders, market expansion considerations, and adherence to investment criteria.
💡 There’s a notable shift in investments towards impact-driven initiatives, anticipating their rise as the new standard.
It was great for our co-founder Tessa de Flines to collaborate on this event with the FundsUp team (Pieter Bas, Rayhan Mahdamy, Wilfred van Schie, Tycho Caus), Leapfunder and venturerock. Looking forward to the next one!
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