Saja Chander | Founding Partner

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

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

News | 9-8-2017

On 25 and 26 September, the City of The Hague will host the second edition of Impact Startup Fest. The festival is part of Startup Fest Europe and brings together an international network of startups, scale-ups, founders, investors, business leaders, developers and scientists around doing business & doing good.

NLimpact is proud to be a programme partner of the Impact Startup Fest 2017. We clearly see the importance of an event where all the stakeholders of the relevant ecosystem meet up to discuss trends and movements that are helping to keep the ambition of a better planet ever more visible.

We look forward to meeting you there. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the website

News | 1-08-2017

As an investor are you committed to support growing enterprises, both financially, but also with your own experiences and access to your network? Do you also want to have a say in decisions and be part of the development path of these enterprises?

Additionally, as an investor you look for ways to make your investments have IMPACT and make the world a better place? Than we want to invite you to embrace NLimpact and participate in our Impact Fund.

NLimpact is a young and ambitious investment vehicle, with the goal to support growing enterprises with IMPACT activities and who are in the interesting funding phase between Seed and growth capital. We aim to provide intensive coaching, guidance and financing for these companies in order to help them realize their dreams and ambitions and generating a worldwide Impact.

NLimpact differentiates itself by its unique concept of jointly offering Funding and long term coaching for Entrepreneurs. We are looking to expand this concept and are looking for new investors. Our motto is: No Guts, No Gains whereby our objectives are centered around a social, environmental and financial return on investment. Interested: make sure to contact us and let's have a discussion.


The focus area of NLimpact is Sustainable Consumption. 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.



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.


"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.