We’re sure you don’t want to read yet another update about COVID-19, but we thought it was worth letting you know how we’re responding to the situation and preparing to run our upcoming programme of support for tech for good founders. The BGV team are now all working from home but we’re available as always. We’ll be running our Spring 2020 programme online and are working hard to ensure that our ventures – current and future – are equipped with the tools and resources to build a successful tech for good business. So if you're an investor, a founder, or just a tech for good enthusiast, we’re still here and continue to fuel the tech for good movement online! 🔥We highly recommend reading and contributing to the Coronavirus Tech Handbook created by our friends at Newspeak House. It includes excellent sections on remote working and isolation, how you can help support the most vulnerable and much more. Stay safe and healthy!The BGV Team
Deadline for our Fund approaching fast
The deadline is approaching to invest in our Tech For Good SEIS and EIS Fund for the 20/21 tax year. Applications are open until the 3rd April 2020. Read our blog detailing what the opportunity with BGV entails and check out the review of our fund from industry experts and independent reviewers Hardman & Co. This opportunity is exclusively for individual professional investors and gives access to a diversified portfolio of BGV’s ventures, while also gaining the advantages of SEIS and EIS tax reliefs. Further information can be found at bgvinvest.com.
Meet our Future News Pilot Fund teams
Last month we were pleased to announce the eight teams joining the accelerator track of the Future News Pilot Fund with Nesta and DCMS. We selected eight teams from over 178 applications covering a range of tech-driven startups – from organisations innovating newsroom, publishing and distribution models and more – paving the way for sustainable journalism. Read about the teams in our blog.
Over the years we’ve written about our B Corp status and journey. In 2021 we were delighted to increase our score by a whopping 20 points from 94.7 to 114.7. This piece is the latest update in that story.
The next decade holds much promise. With that in mind, we decided it was time to give BGV a new look and feel. One that does our reputation justice, embodies our ambitions, and helps us continue to lead the charge on tech for good.
Dubbed as ‘Lifeline meets Lord of the Rings’, Betwixt takes a radically different approach to helping solve the mental health crisis. Unlike traditional mental health apps, Betwixt is an interactive smartphone game that focuses on prevention over cure.