"She's only just got to know our company, but it feel like she’s been here for years."
"We regained sight on where we want to be in 5 years."
"She is always a few steps ahead of us."
"Sacha doesn’t just hold up a mirror to you, but also gives you tools to work with."
"It is inspiring to have a head to head with an experienced outsider."
"Sacha makes you feel comfortable talking about uncomfortable subjects."
"Honest, straightforward and solution driven are terms Engels invented."
"A supervisory director with a clear focus on Purpose, People and Performance."
"Sacha offers a wide range of options, allowing you to choose what suits you best."
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As an Angel/VC investor, Sacha is currently actively involved in start-ups such as FÉST, Vastari London and Ilost. What these companies have in common is that they are all founded by women. Sacha invests, as she herself says, ‘through a gender lens’.

Tried and tested through her own experience and vision, this is one of the preconditions she sets for companies looking for an investment partner. It’s no coincidence she is also active as an investor in the private equity funds of Karmijn and Borksi. And she is chairperson of the investment committee of The Next Women Fund and SheCredit,  networks that help female entrepreneurs.

Portfolio investments

FEST (Scale-up)
Home interior to love & use

Vastari London (Start-up)
Connect collectors with museums for exhibition loans

ILost (Start-up)
Search engine for lost & found articles

Tilers (Scale-up)
New development of an accommodating intraocular lens

BORSKI FONDS (Private Equity)
Carmine Capital I & II (Private Equity)

KarmijnKapitaal 1, 2 en 3 (Private Equity)

NextWomenFund (Pilot fund)
Online community for female business entrepreneurs

Live on Demand (Start-up)
Crowdfunding for live performance

"Het is weer duidelijk waar wij over 5 jaar willen staan."
"Ze loopt ons altijd een paar passen vooruit."
"Een commissaris met focus op purpose, people en performance."
"Het is inspirerend om met een ervaren buitenstaander te sparren."
"Sacha biedt een breed palet aan opties waaruit je goed kunt kiezen wat bij jou past."
"Ze kent ons bedrijf maar net, maar het voelt of ze er al jaren mee verbonden is."
"Sacha houdt je niet alleen een spiegel voor, maar reikt ook direct handvaten aan."
"Recht-door-zee, direct en oplossingsgericht, woorden die Engels heeft uitgevonden."
"Sacha zorgt ervoor dat zaken op een prettige manier toch bespreekbaar worden."