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The public Dutch (tech) investment fund Invest-NL and the EIF are investing €200 million in the so-called public-private Dutch Future Fund II. Through this fund, other investors can support start-ups and scale-ups in energy transition, deep tech, circular economy and agri-tech.

The Dutch government’s investment fund, Invest-NL, together with the European Investment Fund (EIF) invests 200 million euros into the public-private Dutch Future Fund II, again. This investment should act as a kind of encouragement to get bigger investments from other (European) private investment funds.

New focus

The Dutch Future Fund II targets investment funds from three groups: start-ups, growing companies, and projects that want to support energy transition, deep tech, circular economy, and agri-tech. According to Invest-NL, the second edition of the investment fund puts more focus on the activities of the companies that get an investment compared to the first Dutch Future Fund.

Lower total amount

Invest-NL aims for a total investment capital of about 400 million euros for the new fund. The first Dutch Future Fund, in which Invest-NL and EIF each contributed 150 million euros in capital, ultimately raised a total of 848 million euros in investment capital.

The lower expected amount of 400 million euros is mainly because of the changed focus, Invest-NL indicates to het Financieele Dagblad. The final amount should help support about a hundred start-ups and scale-ups in the relevant sectors.

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