In Episode 59 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Machtelt Groothuis, founding partner of Rubio Impact Ventures, on backing entrepreneurs who unite powerful impact with a scalable commercial business.
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Rubio Impact Ventures is an impact investment firm that backs entrepreneurs who unite powerful impact with a scalable commercial business. They believe that the most valuable companies will be the ones solving humanity’s biggest challenges.
The Rubio Impact Ventures team is passionate about using capital to drive positive change. They have a deep understanding of the impact investing landscape and are committed to finding and supporting the best entrepreneurs in the world.
The investment philosophy of Rubio Impact Ventures is centered around long-term partnerships and collaborative relationships. They aim to be more than just a source of capital by actively working alongside founders to help them navigate challenges, refine their strategies, and scale their businesses.
Here are some of the companies that Rubio Impact Ventures has invested in:
- Samasource: A social enterprise that provides jobs to people in developing countries by digitizing data.
- OLIO: An app that connects neighbors with each other so that they can share surplus food and other household items.
- GoodUp: A platform that allows people to earn money for doing good deeds, such as volunteering or recycling.
- Belu Waters: A company that sells bottled water that is sourced from sustainable sources and that gives back to the communities where it is produced.
Rubio Impact Ventures People Power Pitch
Rubio Impact Ventures is currently extending an exciting opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs in The Netherlands who are dedicated to making a positive impact on people’s lives.
With a generous investment of €100,000, Rubio is actively seeking impact-driven startups with scalable and commercially viable business models.
If your startup is focused on championing equal education or equal employment opportunities, creating sustainable livelihoods, or improving health and wellbeing, Rubio wants to hear from you.
If your early-stage startup fits the criteria and is ready to take its mission to the next level, don’t miss this opportunity to secure the €100,000 investment from Rubio.
It’s time to showcase your innovative ideas and demonstrate how your business can make a meaningful difference in the world. Apply now and boost your mission with the support and resources Rubio VC has to offer.
About Machtelt Groothuis
Machtelt is a founding partner of Rubio Impact Ventures, an impact investment firm that backs entrepreneurs who unite powerful impact with a scalable commercial business. She is passionate about using capital to drive positive change and has over 20 years of experience in the impact investing and social enterprise space.
Before founding Rubio Impact Ventures, Machtelt was a Managing Director at 3i, a leading global private equity firm, where she led the firm’s impact investing activities in Europe.
She also served as a Director at AlpInvest Partners, a leading global private equity firm, where she focused on investments in the healthcare and technology sectors.
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