In a recent development, The Borski Fund has raised €21 million to invest in female-led scaleups. The Borski Fund is the first Dutch venture capital fund which aims to stimulate female entrepreneurship in The Netherlands. The three leading Dutch banks, ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have jointly committed to the fund and have invested €5 million each.
International and national data has shown that female-led scaleups have difficulty raising growth capital. The Borski Fund aims to change this and sees an opportunity in this challenge. With this new fund, the fund aims to invest in ventures, which seek growth capital, for example to kick-start innovation in HR and Femtech. 15-20 companies will be able to seek funding in the next five years.