reNature welcomes Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) as their newest investor. DRK recognizes that reNature has unusually high potential for both social and environmental impact, which scale in lockstep due to their focus on smallholder farmers. This dual social-environmental impact is what attracted their investment. reNature is ready to tap into the experience and network that comes with the new partnership with DRK.
Started in 2002, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early-stage, high-impact social enterprises. Borrowed from its venture capital legacy, DRK finds, funds, and supports exceptional leaders building innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Since beginning this work nearly 20 years ago, DRK has invested in more than 195 organizations that have collectively impacted over 220 million lives to date.
DRK has recognized that regeneratively grown products and inputs are generating buzz, but both supply and demand need to scale significantly. Growing them, and bringing them together, is widely recognized as a critical part of the solution to climate change. Philanthropic capital is a strong fit for the stage of maturity this market is at.
Another reason for investing in reNature is their diverse and passionate team. The core competencies of the reNature team can be credited for the explosive growth and success so far. The added resources of DRK will allow the reNature team to further expand and strengthen, allowing them to get closer to their goal: making regenerative agriculture mainstream.
One of reNature’s main motivations for entering this partnership is DRK’s extensive experience in growth. For reNature, this partnership provides the foundation to lift them towards scaling up.
Along with the investment from DRK comes invaluable resources, such as their vast network. reNature is looking forward to scaling up their impact with the support of DRK.
We’re incredibly excited with DRK joining the team, their funding will allow us to continue scaling up and professionalising with a number of exciting deals in the pipeline. Next to the funding, DRK brings a vast and professional network which will be incredibly valuable to reNature and their participation in the Board will ensure we can benefit from their knowledge in the impact sector.Eva Teekens, Chief Investments Officer, reNature
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. They believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.
reNature Investments BV (reNature) is a Dutch for-profit organization. reNature develops and implements regenerative agriculture and agroforestry systems that generate both short and long-term income for the local farmers & communities and have a positive impact on the environment.