Coenraad de Vries, Founder, Startgreen

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Photo C. De VriesCoenraad de Vries is co-founder and managing partner of StartGreen Capital and Oneplanetcrowd (www.Oneplanetcrowd.com). Oneplanetcrowd is acknowledged as one of the early European inventors of alternative sustainable finance models and the platform has a clear pan-European growth path. Oneplanetcrowd is already the largest sustainable crowdfundingplatform in the Netherlands and also active in Germany and Belgium. The mission of StartGreen is to finance sustainable early-stage innovation by Venture Capital, crowd funding or project finance. With these finance instruments it is the ambition of StartGreen Capital to offer early stage entrepreneurs flexible, custom-made finance solutions to enable them to realize their business ideas. The company is based in Amsterdam and has 140 million euros under management. (http://www.startgreen.nl/en/).  Previously Coenraad worked in the banking industry in several management positions. He has a broad experience in building business; as venture capitalist, entrepreneur and as accelerator for entrepreneurs. Coenraad also holds several non-executive board positions in tech start-ups, is a regular member of the incubation review boards of the technology universities in the Netherlands and is Board member of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN). His personal ambition is to create double dividends by financing social or environmental businesses which also creates solid financial returns.

 

 

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