Hans van Houwelingen

Urban Impact Ventures’ mission to improve quality of life in European cities

As we approach Earth Day on Friday 22nd, April 2022, we are focusing on the theme of 'Investing in our Planet’, to understand what climate entrepreneurs and investors believe are the funding gaps and how more capital can flow to the right places. In this article, Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & CEO, Urban Impact Ventures, discusses their focus on the sustainable transformation of urban areas, and the vital role that impact venture capital can play in supporting entrepreneurs with urban transformational ambitions.

The Fundraising Landscape for Impact-Entrepreneurs – with Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & Managing Partner, Urban Impact Ventures

With the pandemic changing the nature of fundraising for many impact entrepreneurs, we will be exploring market sentiment, new funding opportunities and how to better prepare for online fundraising, by speaking to members of our community with direct experience of this over the last 12 months. Hans van Houwelingen, Founder and Managing Partner of Urban Impact Ventures, gives his outlook on the current fundraising landscape for impact entrepreneurs, and shares advice on how to use alternate funding routes and limited resources to raise capital.