The ifund Foundation invests in De Clique
The ifund Foundation invests half a million euros in De Clique alongside co-investors, through which the company can accelerate its growth. De Clique offers a resource service for the separation and CO2-neutral collection of organic waste flows. The resources are subsequently processed into products, which are sold back to clients: a hyperlocal circular chain.
As of now, a large part of organic waste still ends up in the incinerator. As a result, the potential of these residual waste flows is barely utilised. By properly separating these flows and the packaging materials at the source, they can be reused as resources for new products: waste does not exist.
De Clique has developed a resource service for the separation and CO2-neutral collection of organic waste flows from companies, supermarkets, and hospitality facilities in urban areas. Apart from its own facilities, the company cooperates with a network of partners that handle the processing and production of products like soap, tea, beer and bread. De Clique was founded in 2019 by Anja Cheriakova and Bas van Abel, who are both experienced social entrepreneurs (a.o. BinBang en Fairphone). It started out in Utrecht, where it it currently serves over 60 clients, including shopping centre Hoog Catharijne and Utrecht University. The operations in Utrecht will be used as a blueprint for expansion to other cities, which is planned for the coming five years.
Earlier on, De Clique already received financial contributions from, amongst others, Stichting DOEN and ROM Region Utrecht, and Tekkoo. This investment has taken place based on the principles of steward ownership, together with co-investors Fair Capital Partners, Blue Parasol Investments and Pymwymic Donor Involve Fund. Through this construction, the control of De Clique will be held in a foundation, which protects the mission of the company on the long term.
Founders Anja and Bas
Tiny Library is a Dutch platform where one can rent baby- and children’s products from renowned brands. A consumer thus always has access to a high-quality, like-new product while contributing to a circular economy. A solid foundation will be built in the Netherlands, before looking abroad for further growth. The ambition is to become a… read more
With this production technology, MycoTEX enables fashon brands to create products which require less energy, water and chemicals than conventional materials such as leather and textiles. Moreover, these products will be assembled in 3D as opposed to 2D, resulting in less waste during the production process. Additionally, the methods lends itself well to local production,… read more
“Reliving has to be a place where you take a look as soon as you are in search of an interior item,” says Ananda van Doorn, co-founder of Reliving. Since founding the company in 2019, the team is well on its way to realise this vision. With this, Reliving hopes to be a strong voice… read more
Dit iconische pand valt sinds kort in de failliete boedel van het Lips concern en de curator zoekt naar een koper. De ondernemers van RotterZwam hebben het initiatief genomen om met meer ondernemers in contact te komen, die zich richten op een van de circulaire businesscases uit de “the blue economy”, het bekende boek van Gunter Pauli.… read more