NBI Investors manages the following funds

NBI Investors Team

Guus Verhees

Managing Partner

Guus is convinced sustainability and health impact can only be achieved if you manage to create a profitable business model. He values unconditional commitment and a professional way of working. Guus has already managed two venture capital funds, co-founded and sold several enterprises and has a consulting and finance background.

Janneke Bik

Investment Partner

Janneke is an extraordinary driven professional who is dedicated to contribute to a more sustainable world. She sets high standards for the companies she works with and strives for ambitious growth and results. Janneke is experienced in venture capital, strategy consulting and engineering.

Bram Ledeboer

Investment Partner

Bram loves innovation and is a strong believer in cooperation to realize success. He has been working in venture capital and private equity for several years. His background as technical consultant and chemical engineer, in combination with his strong social skills, make him a good counterpart for technical entrepreneurs.

Thijs Gitmans

Investment Partner

Thijs is always looking for ways to help entrepreneurs accelerate. He has strong social and networking skills and uses these to identify new investment opportunities and add value to portfolio companies. Thijs has a background in venture capital and finance, both in startup and corporate environments.

Florentine Fockema

Investment Partner

Florentine feels a strong personal commitment to contribute to the success of societal and sustainable businesses. She combines her broad financial expertise and analytical skills with a straightforward way of working and she is convinced of the importance of teamwork. Florentine worked in SME banking and mid-market Private Equity before joining SHIFT Invest.

Katie Brokmann

Investment Analyst

Katie has a strong interest in the developments of the world of sustainable entrepreneurship. Combining her economical background and analytical skills she is able to critically analyse business plans, the markets businesses operate in and their potential sustainability and health impact.

Andreas Verlinden

Investment Analyst

Andreas feels challenged to identify next generation innovations that also have an impact potential. He loves speaking with entrepreneurs on a daily basis, and exchange thoughts about business development. With a background in econometrics, business admnistration and financial economics he is able to analyze ventures from both a strategic and financial perspective. 

Bart Raedts

Venture Partner

Bart is a successful entrepreneur and investor in the biobased industry. He co-founded Orgaworld and sold the company to the UK listed company Shanks in 2012. He has many years of  entrepreneurial and general management experience and the urge to make a change. As such, he is the ideal challenger for ambitious entrepreneurs in the biobased industry. 

Sheila Struyck

Venture Partner

Sheila has a strong interest in healthy and nutricious food and co-founded a dedicated hospital. Her strong network and background in the FMCG sector together with her experience as an entrepreneur make her a valuable partner to make consumer market oriented companies flourish. She is always end-user and NPS focused, since that is proven to drive profitable growth.

Wim Besselink

Finance & Control

Wim is an experienced finance professional with a 15-year background in accountancy at KPMG and 20 years of service at waste management company Shanks Netherlands, of which 10 years as CFO. Wim spends half of his time at NBI Investors and its managed funds. He is responsible for all finance and control activities. Wim is also involved in some of the ventures, in a similar role

Analyst Intern

We are always looking for ambitious students who have a strong interest in environmental and/or health sustainability as well as innovation and entrepreneurship. Are you a result driven, analytical and  eager person and good at in-depth studies of products and markets and financial analyses? Please check out our internship vacancies!

Vacancies at our portfolio

Our portfolio companies are constantly looking to expand their activities. Very frequently, management teams are in search for ambitious people to join their teams. Please check our portfolio websites to see whether they have a great position to offer to you.

New Balance Impact Investors

NBI Investors is an independent fund manager that is responsible for the day to day management of the following venture capital funds:

SHIFT Invest, open
Dutch Greentech Fund, closed
Mainport Innovation Fund, open
Mainport Innovation Fund II, open

The founders of NBI Investors share the belief that a new balance between nature, the environment and society is needed. They are convinced that the best way to reach this is to empower ambitious entrepreneurs whose innovations contribute to creating the change. 

For each fund, NBI Investors aims to attract the leading Dutch corporates and institutions in the focus field of that fund, in order to offer entrepreneurs an invaluable platform with expertise, network and launching partners.

NBI Investors was founded in 2014

New Balance Impact Investors

Contact us

Laan van Kronenburg 14
1183 AS Amstelveen
T 020 3032071
E info@nbi-investors.nl
KvK: 61295922