Event - Investing in Tech For Good: Trends For 2022 and Beyond
January 12, 2022
UK Tech for Good companies raised £2 billion in investment in 2021. The opportunity for investors backing impact-driven startups is only growing stronger. So what trends should investors be looking out for in this burgeoning sector? Is impact a bubble or the new frontier? Should investors approach impact-driven companies differently? What will tech for good look like in 10 years time?
Join leading tech for good VC Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) as their Managing Partners, Investment Committee, and some of their top portfolio founders share insights into these questions and more.
10 minute keynote from Bethnal Green Ventures CEO and Managing Partner Paul Miller.
Paul is a thought-leader in the world of impact investing and tech for good. In this keynote Paul will draw on his ten years pioneering tech for good, investing in over 100 startups, and advising governments and corporates on the sector. He will explore questions such as: What are the key trends investors should be paying attention to? Is impact a bubble or truly the new frontier? And what will tech for good look like in 2032?
3 x 15 minute talks from three leading tech for good founders.
Aparito and decentralising clinical trials.
Aparito is revolutionising clinical trials. Their patient-generated platform utilises wearable technology to improve data collection for clinical trials for rare diseases. In 2021 Aparito announced their platform would be used for a major £2.2m research project into Long COVID. Dr Elin Haf Davies, founder and CEO of Aparito, will talk about the company's success, med-tech and the clinical trial space.
LettUs Grow and the farms of the future.
LettUs Grow is building the farms of the future. Their unique technology helps food producers to grow more food with less pressure on the world. They've been named as one of UK’s top NetZero companies by Tech Nation and as one of 15 sustainable startups to watch in Europe.Charlie Guy, co-founder and Managing Director joins us to talk about LettUs Grow’s growth and what he sees for the future of sustainable food production and agriculture.
Organise and the future of work.
Organise is the UK’s leading platform for workplace campaigning. Their mission is to give everyone the tools, support and confidence to improve their life at work. Through their digital platform they facilitate collective action for workers at the likes of Amazon, McDonald’s, Uber and Deliveroo. Founder and CEO Nat Whalley will join us to talk about how Organise uses tech for good to empower low income and frontline workers, and will share her insights on the future of work.
30 minute fireside chat between BGV Managing Partner Melanie Hayes and Investment Committee chair Steven Clarke.
With over fourteen years of early stage investment experience Melanie leads BGV’s investment and portfolio team. In this conversation she will invite Investment Committee chair Steven Clarke to draw on his experience as Chairman or Board Member in seven growth businesses - three of which have achieved successful exits.
Having spent 21 years in private equity and venture capital with 3i, August Equity and ICG Steven will answer questions such as: Does investing in non-impact ventures differ from impact startups? How can investors support tech for good teams as they scale from programme stage to Series A? And, how to spot a venture that has superstar potential?
How to create an impact strategy: four steps for tech for good founders
As tech for good ventures launch and grow, investors want to see how good intentions become meaningful outcomes. So, as a founder, how do you create an impact strategy? Here we share four steps to do just that.
Impact at scale: are tech for good ventures at risk of mission-drift?
In a maturing tech for good ecosystem the question of impact validation is becoming increasingly important. We believe that as companies mature, so too should their impact practices. Here we share an analysis of BGV's portfolio that sheds light on whether that's the case.
Too often it's the D of Diversity & Inclusion that gets the attention. But inclusion really matters. So too does understanding 'intersectionalities'. Investors committed to investing in diverse founders need to start taking a more nuanced and contextualised approach.