Saja Chander | Founding Partner

NLImpact

...is a game changing fund that has the guts to offer funding in combination with a structural guidance program in a crucial phase to potential scale-ups which provide solutions for global needs to help them succeed in their growth. We help ambitious ventures grow faster, become more successful and have bigger social, environmental and economical impact.

NLimpact is the fund that bridges the gap between the startup phase and scale-up phase of companies.

News | 24-4-2018

On the 24ste of April Saja Chander represented NLimpact at the “Unicorns to Zebras Exploratory” workshop. The workshop was hosted by the EU in collaboration with the Impact City team of The Hague. NLimpact was invited to participate in an interactive discussion about the Investment Continuum; from Classical to Impact investing. It became a fruitful brainstorm on how to stimulate the growth of businesses that aim ‘to do good’ and define which challenges can be tackled not only on national, but also on an European level. nowadays there are numerous of start-ups trying to set-up a business which not only generates financial, but also societal and environmental gain. However, the challenges are numerous. Many startups fail along the way. Therefore focused guidance in combination with funding is crucial, enabling impactful ventures to become successful.

News | 6-3-2018

NLimpact and EnterpriseSummit hosted the launch of "Blokchain for Good Lab" event on the 6th of March 2018 at the headquarter of the NIBC Bank in the wonderful city of The Hague. The event started with a warm welcome from Danny Frietman, Chief co-creator Enterprise Summit and Saja Chander, founder of the impact fund NLimpact. It was an intimate and cozy get-together in which Varun Nagarajan from the Fintech Solution & Service provider KrypC gave a presentation about Mintbook and advantages of blockchain. A special thanks to two of our partners, The Hague Business Agency that sponsored this event and NIBC. Amongst the attendees were partners like the Hague Tech, Dutch Tech group & Innovation Quarter. We would also like to thank the delegation of India, Ms. Prathiba Rao, Ms. Salma Fahim & Mr. Rajkumar Srivastava, for sharing the launch of 'Blockchain for Good Lab' with us. We will keep you up-to-date about our next events so keep an eye from time to time on our pages. If you are interested in our Slack-channel, you can send a message to Danny or Saja or through our contact form on our website!

Focus

The focus areas of NLimpact are Sustainable Consumption and Gender Equality.

Sustainable Consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty. Sustainable consumption and production  aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others. It also requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

Gender Equality is about working towards a world in which women and girls have the same basic rights and opportunities like men and boys. It has been proven that empowering women and girls has a circular effect and helps increase economic growth and development across the board. A few targets of Goal 5 are; to ensure full participation in leadership and decision making, promote empowerment of women through technology, equal rights to economic resources and property ownership & financial services. Unfortunately, looking at the statistics, women and girls still face a lot of gender based discrimination, especially in certain parts of the world. It is also shown that companies invest more easily in men than women, however women sometimes make better investments. Goal 5 strives for economic, political and social equality. NLimpact specifically supports female founders in the growth phase of their ventures and with access to finance.

 

Entrepreneurs

Are you a start-up with the potential to scale-up and your product or service provides a solution for a global need, than we are looking for you. We are a fund that has the guts to help you in the crucial phase of your existence. We are providing you funding in combination with a three-year guidance programme.

To be accepted in the Societal Solutions Programme your company needs to fulfil the 

following requirements: 

  • the company has a product or service that offers a solution for a societal challenge within the scope of responsible consumption; 
  • the company has a product or service that is repeatable and scalable; 
  • the company has one or more (launching) customers; 
  • the company has a validated minimum viable product; 
  • the minimum viable product or service has been positively tested by a customer group; 
  • a diverse composition of the team; 
  • the company is established in the Netherlands. 

Please contact us for more information.

Investors

"No guts no gains"

Are you an investor that has the guts to invest in potential scale-ups that provide solutions for global challenges and is seeking financial in combination with social and environmental gain, than we are looking for you!

We believe that entrepreneurs have the largest economical, social and environmental impact. In particular start-ups: new ventures that can easily penetrate new and emerging markets because they are smart, young and flexible. In this way they can create huge impact.  

How? NLimpact supports potential scale-ups in realizing economic growth simultaneously increase social and environmental impact. We do this in two ways:

  1. We support them financially by investing capital;
  2. We provide a three-year Scaling Program with training, coaching and network.

What is the gain?

This results in economic and sustainable gain for society and investors based on a Dutch rooted ecosystem.

 

We offer the Investor a good internal rate of return ( IRR) in addition to a social return on investment (SROI)  per year.