We're Bethnal Green Ventures
We’re for founders who understand real problems. Who come from all walks of life. With big ambitions to build solutions at scale. We help you take the first jump, then join you on the journey. We’re a team with integrity who lead by example. Sharing your vision for impact and helping you deliver on it. Because the world’s most valuable businesses will be the ones that improve millions of lives. We’re here to create a better future with tech for good.
With a third of food wasted globally and the planet’s soils desperately degraded, agricultural systems need rethinking. With their world leading aeroponics, LettUs Grow is at the forefront of this wave, enabling a new way of food production that is sustainable, scalable and affordable.
How it started
With experience in renewable energy, systems engineering and plant biology, Charlie Guy, Jack Farmer and Ben Crowther came together to found LettUs Grow in 2015. BGV became the team’s first investor in 2017 as they joined our programme, following which we invested at pre-seed and seed stage. CEO Charlie says: “BGV’s follow-on investment, mentorship and advisor network have helped us to grow from a small start-up with an idea to a fully fledged scale-up.”
How it's going
They have since developed the market’s leading container farm - DROP & GROW™, empowering localised production of fresh produce. Their patent-pending aeroponic technology enables food to be grown with no soil, zero pesticides and 95% less water. The team have since raised £4.5M from industry-leading investors, won numerous awards and featured in the likes of the Financial Times and Guardian.
Latest news & insights
Launching our Tech for Good Angel Research project
We’re excited to announce our research study to determine how many angels are investing in tech for good. We’re looking forward to uncovering the many facets of angel investments in tech for good. Our aim is to build a repository of resources to enable more individuals to explore angel investing in tech for good businesses and provide resources and insight for founders into how to access vital angel investment.
BGV's Tech for Good SEIS & EIS Fund 5
BGV’s Tech For Good SEIS & EIS Fund 5 is now open for applications for investment from professional investors.
Tech for good is gathering momentum - the launch of ImpactVC
We’re delighted to see the launch of the ImpactVC community, to provide a place for VC investors to meet, talk and learn about impact investing.
2023: time to prove a point about tech for good
Tech for good investing has grown markedly over the last decade. Now we have to prove it can do well in tough times.