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The Fund

Right now, a culture of equal representation and power for women is needed to grow further, together. Entrepreneurs who have attracted risk capital are looking at a ratio between men and women of 93% – 7%, respectively. For investors, this ratio is 95% men and – 5% women. We believe a stimulus is necessary to balance this ratio. Therefore, the TheNextWomen Fund aims to offer a platform for female investors to jointly invest. This way, we encourage entrepreneurship and build a global movement of progress-driven leadership.

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How do entrepreneurs know they're eligible?

Step 1

We ask companies who are looking for an investment to join our events or to become a member. This way, not only can we get to know you, but you will also be introduced to us. A stable connection grows into a more sustainable partnership, over the years. For more information, please feel free to contact rixt@thenextwomen.com

Step 2

The intake, due diligence, and acceptance will be done by one of the partnering crowdfunding platforms or the lead investor. You will be notified in time.

Step 3

It’s our mission to kickstart your growth. If our investment committee decides in favor of your company, TheNextWomen Fund invests a maximum of 10% of your target.

Step 4

When your crowdfunding campaign is successful, you are invited to meet and present in front of our investors. Grow into a role model for other thriving women and attract a bigger network & capital.

Want to know if you’re eligible for funding? We’re excited to look at your ideas. Please send your pitch deck and any additional information you might have to rixt@thenextwomen.com

Our mission is two-fold: strengthening female entrepreneurs and increasing the number of female investors.

"In 2014 I was looking for a venture (€5-€10M in annual turnover) who 1) needed operational/financial support and 2) offered the possibility to invest. Through my TheNextWomen membership, I came into contact with a company that fulfilled both of these requirements.”

Pauline Rengers
Entrepreneur / investor

"Running and growing your business by yourself is challenging and inefficient. Finding the right co-founder was a challenge. Thanks to TheNextWomen and their great events, I came into contact with the right person. She helped me to restructure my company and was a valuable shareholder."

Inez van Oord
Exit entrepreneur LINQ

"Becoming a member of the TheNextWomen Network is one of the best choices that I’ve made as an entrepreneur in getting my swimwear business Boxer in Blue to the next level. My membership opened many doors to mentors and experts, and has resulted in accelerated exposure and increasing brand awareness."

Wendela de Goederen
Boxer in Blue