Invest-NL invests €5M in Regeneration.VC Fund II to help curb greenhouse gases and promote circular economy



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Invest-NL, a Dutch national financing and development institution, announced on Tuesday that it has invested €5M in Regeneration.VC Fund II, a venture capital fund that invests in circular and innovative climate technologies aimed at consumers.

Regeneration.VC Fund II, with a planned size of €150M, focuses on investments in and from the Netherlands.

The fund aims to create a bridge between the Netherlands and the US, giving Dutch companies access to American multinationals, capital markets, and local market expertise. 

Regeneration.VC has partnered with the Circle Economy Foundation to leverage its industry knowledge and access to new investment opportunities.

Invest-NL invests to accelerate circular transition in consumer industries and support Dutch startups’ growth and international expansion while participating in a network of advisors and investors working on circular and regenerative innovations.

Regeneration.VC: Supercharging Consumer-Powered Climate Innovation

Based out of Los Angeles, Regeneration.VC is an early-stage venture fund “Supercharging Consumer-Powered Climate Innovation” driven by circular and regenerative principles. 

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The venture capital firm invests in consumer ClimateTech companies that operate across three main strategies: 

  • Design (including AgTech & Aquaculture and Next-Gen Materials) 
  • Use (including Apparel & Lifestyle and Food & Beverage brands) 
  • Reuse (including Recommerce and Reverse Logistics platforms) 

These strategies aim to generate measurable environmental impact while also having the potential to provide significant returns.

Regeneration.VC distinguishes itself by its focus on ‘Consumer Climate Tech’, with investments in the underlying hardware and software that the consumer market needs to become more sustainable.

“We are very pleased with our collaboration with Invest-NL. The Netherlands is quickly profiling itself as one of the leading circular hotspots and Invest-NL plays a crucial role in this through financing, extensive connections, and market expertise. We look forward to investing in promising Dutch circular entrepreneurs together with the Invest-NL team and helping them leap to the American market. ” adds Michael Smith, co-founder of Regeneration.VC. He will lead the fund from Amsterdam.

Invest-NL: Empowering sustainable innovation

Invest-NL is the Dutch National Promotional Institute dedicated to offering financial solutions to businesses and projects positively impacting society. 

The firm prioritises supporting pioneering technologies, green initiatives, and social enterprises to advance the Netherlands’ leadership in sustainability and innovation. 

Its focus areas include transitioning to a carbon-neutral and circular economy, ensuring affordable healthcare, and fostering deep tech solutions.

In March 2024, Invest-NL introduced the Financing Table in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) and has participated in funding rounds of various startups, including Innatera, EFFECT Photonics, and Hydraloop.

“With our investment in Regeneration.VC Fund II, we recognise the crucial role that innovative startups play in tackling climate change. This is a unique opportunity to bring new, foreign capital to the Netherlands and offer startups international growth potential. We are excited to collaborate with Regeneration.VC and its impressive network, to make consumer goods circular together,” says Tim van Vledder, Senior Investment Manager at Invest-NL.


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Vigneshwar Ravichandran

Vigneshwar has been a News Reporter at Silicon Canals since 2018. A seasoned technology journalist with almost a decade of experience, he covers the European startup ecosystem, from AI and Web3 to clean energy and health tech. Previously, he was a content producer and consumer product reviewer for leading Indian digital media, including NDTV, GizBot, and FoneArena. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation in Chennai and a Diploma in Broadcasting Journalism in New Delhi.

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