Being a B Corp is really important to us at Bethnal Green Ventures. Our mission is to invest in and support startups that use technology to solve important social and environmental problems. The B Corp process holds us accountable and means we maintain high standards for our actions towards all our stakeholders.
As a tech for good VC, we often get asked, 'How do you know the impact of your companies is real?' It's a more complex question than may seem at first. The nature of early-stage businesses means there’s still a great deal of uncertainty. So how do we know that our investors' capital generates real change?
At BGV, we want to ensure founders from all walks of life feel included in our community and have access to equal opportunities. For the third year in a row, we're sharing the results of our portfolio D&I data and our commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in our work.
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.
Last week the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) published its annual study sizing the market for impact investments across the globe. The GIIN estimates the size of the impact investing market to be $1.164 trillion in assets under management (AUM), a significant increase from the last time the study was conducted.
Fundraising. It can be challenging enough at the best of times, but what about when there’s the added element of impact? Find out what impact investors look for when making funding decisions, and take a look at our founder fundraising checklist.
Having a positive impact is a brand super-power. As a tech for good company you have an authentic mission and the evidence to back it up. Here are three guiding principles to help you communicate your impact and make sure it forms a core part of your brand.