THENEXTWOMEN CROWD FUND

It is our mission to increase the amount of female investors as they invest more in women-led companies than men do. This leads to our goal of more succesful female entrepreneurs. Europe has many female investors and numbers are rising, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

Invest with TheNextWomen Crowd Fund
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How many female entrepreneurs do you have in your portfolio and do you want to see more deal flow from women-led companies? Statistics show that only 4% of investments go to women-led companies, so TheNextWomen is on a mission to change these numbers. We've made 26 investments so far into women-led companies. Companies that are having a positive impact on health, sustainability and connectivity.

TheNextWomen Crowd Fund is an opportunity for accredited and non-accredited investors to diversify and/or start their portfolio and invest in one of the most promising emerging markets of the future; female founders.

> On average venture-backed women-led companies have annual revenues 12% higher than their male-led peers, using 1/3rd less capital.
> Women-founded companies have lower failure rates.
> Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers.
> Diverse teams are more innovative and generate higher quality ideas.

Founded in 2014, the fund is an a-typical crowd fund. Where the crowd are actually the investors, starting with 40 angels there are currently 75 female business angels investing through TheNextWomen Crowd Fund.
The minimum investment is €10,000 although investors are welcome to invest a larger amount.
Through our member-based community we actively match investors to potential opportunities.
Investments are made into companies that meet one of the three following criteria:

> A company wins the annual TheNextWomen Pitch Competition
> A company is raising funding through an (by TheNextWomen) accredited crowdfunding platform
> One of the business angels is a lead-investor in the company

TheNextWomen Crowd Fund is always a co-investor when it comes to criteria 2 & 3.
Interested to invest with us?
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Send an email to Simone Brummelhuis (simone@thenextwomen.com). She will get in touch with you and provide you with more information.
Once you have received an offer to invest from the fund, and you have decided that you are ready to invest, she will send you the legal documentation.
OUR INVESTORS

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Aafke Osse

Director and founder Maak Ruimte/Founder Sisterhood in Business


Alette Bastiaansen

Managing Partner @ WeKnowPeople


Aletta Stas

Member of the Executive Board & Co-Founder of Frederique Constant S.A.


Angela van de Loo

Owner Target Point International


Annelies van de Belt

VP Global Marketplaces @ Facebook


Prof.dr. Annemieke Roobeek

Owner of MeetingMoreMinds / Prof. Strategy & Transformationmanagement Nyenrode Business University



Astrid de Groot

Founder HappyRainyDays


Carissa Sorko

Co founder/owner FIREFLIES


Carla Snepvangers

Director and co-owner of Niehe Media and ACE Concepts & Events


Caroline van der Lande

Founder of de Buurtboer


Corinne Heijn

Founder & President UnitedSucces


Cyrille Bastiaansen

Managing Partner @ WeKnowPeople



Diana Krieger

Investment Comite | Investor, Entrepreneur and Strategic Business Advisor


Dominque Delporte-Vermeieren

Entrepreneurial investor, Professor Strategy & Innovation Management Inno.com institute & board member at Royal Brinkman & SOMT University of Physiotherapy.


Emma Bijnen

Founder Q-Talent


Esther Herber

Owner Rapide Trainingen & Events, Owner Chairsupply.eu


Gianne Hurks

Director Hurks investments


Glenda Nuhn

International Law | Co-founder COR Foundation | Co-chair Human Rights Watch



Hetty van Ee

Managing Director ORMIT Groep


Ilona Haaijer

Supervisory Boardmember Boskalis


Janet Moltmaker

Director DNP Groep BV


Janine TIllema

Founder Paula’s Choice Europe, Advisor


Janneke Dreesmann

Co Chair & Ambassador Human Rights Watch Belgium


Jeanine Holscher

Commercial Director STARTMESH



Jeanne Wessels

Owner MelanO BV


Jellie Tiermersma

Founder Personal Too


Jet Middelhoff

Director of art and advice business


Joanna Geurts van Kessel

Former doctor epidomology


Jolanda Degen

Founder Otravo


Jorissa Neutelings

Founder Riore Beter in Bedrijf



Josja Zijlstra

Investment Comite | MD Media Novamedia/ MD Publishinghouse Nieuw Amsterdam


Judith Lingeman

Head of Charities Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen N.V.


Justine Takx

Legal Counsel IP a.i. at Unilever, Media Republic, Bouwfonds, adidas, Tommy Hilfiger and KLM.


Karin Boer

Partner Marketing Queens


Karin Stoevenbeld-Kreber

Director at Interall Group BV & Uitgeverij Manypieces


Laura Rooseboom

Fund Manager | Managing partner StartGreen Capital



Leontine Gast

Managing partner The Terrace


Lis Leijser

Director Brightpartners


Madelène Spaan

Owner &madelene


Madelon Schaap

Marketing communication senior (interim) projectmanager at 707 Consult


Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Global Chief Marketing Officer at Aon Inpoint


Mariel van Kempen

Director at Manimar BV, Director Kereijn Beheer BV



Marielle Wiegmans

Associate Partner bij Crowe Horwath Foederer Corporate Finance


Mariette Turkenburg

Owner Loyens & Loeff


Marijke Paaijmans

Director Herengracht Legal & Management Services


Marijn Pijnenborg

Owner Heilzaam BV


Ir. Marike van Lier-Lels

Boardmember RELX, Eneco and TKH Group


Marja Gorter

Consultant Legal Affairs | Boardroom Member Takeaway.com



Marja Ruigrok

Founder Ruigrok | NetPanel


Marjan Terpstra

Pharmacists Entrepreneur


Marlies Katy Smit

Founder MK Jewellery


Marlies Zwolle-Mohr

Managing Director Total Creation


Maureen Meeng

Publisher at 360 International Media


Mirjam Kramer

Founder Micro Finance



Mirjam van Tiel

Country Lead SheEO


Monique Maarsen

Member of the Supervisory Board at EY


Nathalie van der Ploeg

Brandwriters – online marketing agency


Nicole Tollenaar

Director HR&Facilities at Sociale Verzekeringsbank


Noëlle Haitsma

Investment Comite | Owner at Villa Borobudur


Nora Coers

Owner at Ayurveda4me.nl



Nynke Hünd

Makes wishes come true at Make-a-Wish Netherlands


Pauline Rengers-Loudon

Partner at LINQ


Renee Witmer

Commercial Director, EMEA at TMF Group


Sacha Engels

Investment Comite | Investor, Supervisory Boardmember and Strategic Business Advisor


Shareen Perret Gentil

Director IMFC Management B.V.


Sheila Struyck

Lablord Europcar Lab & Leader Europcar Int. Marketing and Innovation



Sigrid Sijthoff

Owner Kick Your Habits


Silla Scheepens

Investment Comite | Informal investment & strategic marketing/management


Simone Brummelhuis

Fund Management | Founder TheNextWomen


Suze Linders

Founder Linders Projectmanagement and strategic business advisor


Valentine van der Lande

Founder Oot.nl


Yasemin Tumer

Owner Ryt Holding BV, good governance and diversity