Committed member

DOEN Participaties

Mirjam Niessen, Investment Manager


W-EU, East Africa, India

Funding type

Pre-Seed | Seed | Direct investments | Indirect investments

Focus areas

Circular Entrepreneurship | Sustainable Energy | Sustainable Food System | Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusion

"DOEN believes that diversity is central to one's ability to innovate and embrace change. DOEN is a team of passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds, so we strive to find this in our partners as well."


The DOEN Foundation believes that it is possible to achieve a green, socially inclusive and creative society. We are seeing many people using entrepreneurship to actively work towards innovative solutions for a better world. They are at the forefront; they dare to take risks and they bring about change. They break through old structures and create new perspectives on existing problems. These pioneers are also a source of inspiration for others. DOEN’s role is to support these pioneers in the very first phase in order to give initiatives a flying start, and thereby stimulate innovation. Where possible, DOEN subsequently transfers the initiatives to other parties to increase their impact.

DOEN Participaties is the social investment company of the DOEN Foundation. Over the past 25 years, DOEN Participaties has grown into the largest impact investor in sustainable and social startups in the Netherlands with > 60 investments in entrepreneurs and funds, globally. DOEN invests in companies in the field of sustainable energy, circular economy, sustainable food systems and social inclusion. Impact is central to all investments of DOEN.

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