The Limburg Business Development Seed Fund provides share capital to enable knowledge-intensive start-ups to raise additional capital, growth capital or to break even
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Seed Fund for SMEs

The Limburg Business Development Fund (LBDF) Seed Fund provides share capital to enable knowledge-intensive start-ups to raise additional capital, growth capital or to break even. The amount of share capital varies between €100,000 and €500,000, paid in tranches, possibly in addition to financing provided by other parties (such as banks and investors).

Start-up share capital

We provide start-up financing for companies that meet the EU definition for SMEs. Another requirement is that your company is actually located in Limburg (physically and actively present), and operates in one of the priority sectors in Limburg:

  • Agri-food
  • Logistics
  • High-tech Systems
  • Chemicals / Materials
  • Smart services
  • Life Sciences
  • Crossovers between these sectors

Which companies preceded you? View our portfolio.

Want to apply for share capital?

This is how!


Are you eligible for the Seed Fund share capital? Download the application form and send it by e-mail to us. Do you have any questions or need any help? Feel free to contact one of our advisors. They can help you on your way and answer any questions you may have.  
You can download the Investment Regulations here.
 

Next steps

We’ll contact you to discuss your business plan. After that we test your company against our criteria and analyse the business plan. This is followed by a term sheet negotiation and due diligence (technical, financial, legal, IP).

An external expert committee (the credit committee) advises on the investment proposal. We subject your application to a final assessment based on this advice. If the decision goes your way, we prepare a participation agreement.

The processing time from application to investment depends on how quickly you can submit the application and complete it together with LIOF. 
 

Investment application

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