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By
Dama Sathianathan
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March 7, 2022
Behind the B - tech for good founders share their B Corp journey

March marks B Corp month - an annual campaign for certified B Corporations to join together and raise awareness about the global movement to use business as a force for good. Since BGV became a B Corp as the first UK VC in 2015, there has been a steady rise in companies certifying, including BGV portfolio companies, with every business committing to higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

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Olivia Wasson
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February 24, 2022
Investor AMA with Kelly Kalaitzaki from Morgan Stanley

Kelly Kalaitzaki has been at Morgan Stanley for almost a decade. She recently became Vice President lead of its Multicultural Innovation Lab in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Lab is an in-house, start-up accelerator programme promoting financial inclusion, and providing access to capital for early-stage technology and technology-enabled companies led by women and multicultural entrepreneurs.

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Olivia Wasson
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February 21, 2022
10 Questions with Head Set

BGV invested in Head Set in 2020 and since then, they’ve hit some incredible milestones, including 80 people accessing their civil unrest VR SMART module. In this interview, Kate touches on being an impact-driven business, talks about her vision for the future of Head Set, and shares some valuable insights into what it takes to be a successful startup founder.

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Milly Shotter
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February 3, 2022
8 books on impact, innovation, and investing

The BGV team share the books that have shaped their thinking on tech for good. At BGV one of our principles is ‘understand the problem’. We seek to understand the big challenges faced by people, society and the environment. Arguably nothing can beat a well researched, well written, and well timed book for learning about these problems.Here we’ve curated eight books that have had a big influence on how the BGV team thinks about impact, innovation and investing.

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Olivia Wasson
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January 31, 2022
10 Questions with Nation.Better

In 2020 non-British nationals made up 16% of the UK’s national workforce. Hiring outside the UK presents huge opportunities for companies to recruit top international talent and fill skills shortages. However, the process is often complicated, admin heavy, and time-consuming.

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Olivia Wasson
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January 26, 2022
Pitches from BGV’s Autumn 2021 Demo Day

Earlier this month we held a Demo Day for the twelve ventures who completed our latest programme in Autumn 2021. If you missed the Demo Day event but would like to watch the presentations, hear more about their achievements, or connect with any of the founders, you can find all the information you need here.

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Event - Investing in Tech For Good: Trends For 2022 and BeyondEvent - Investing in Tech For Good: Trends For 2022 and Beyond
By
Milly Shotter
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January 12, 2022
Event - Investing in Tech For Good: Trends For 2022 and Beyond

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.Read more about the agenda below and sign up now!

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By
Paul Miller
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January 6, 2022
Web3 and Tech for Good

For those of you new to the terminology, Web3 is the updated name for distributed technologies such as those based on blockchains. It follows on from the idea of Web 1.0, hyperlinked pages of information as invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and Web 2.0, the interactive web defined by large social networks and marketplaces.

By
Dama Sathianathan
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December 21, 2021
Four propositions for a better future

2021 is almost coming to a close. And whilst it’s usually a time for reflection, we’re currently in a state to look forward, gearing up to invest in the next batch of amazing founders wanting to tackle to world’s pressing social and environmental problems with tech.

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Olivia Wasson
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December 15, 2021
Seven Founder Lessons on Running a Tech for Good Startup

Earlier this year we started a ‘10 Questions With’ interview series with some of the most successful founders in our portfolio. They gave a rich insight into just what it’s like to launch, run, and scale a tech for good startup. Here are seven key lessons that emerged.

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By
Milly Shotter
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December 10, 2021
Why join a startup programme?

Each founder’s startup story is unique. What leads someone to taking the first step to decide to start a business? For some it’s lived experience, for others it’s the magnetic draw of entrepreneurship. The one thing each founder has in common however is that feeling.

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Milly Shotter
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December 9, 2021
Rodney Appiah on Investing in Tech For Good

There’s been much talk of the diversity (or lack thereof) of the profile of founders that receive venture capital funding. But backing diverse founders is not only morally but also commercially sound. Someone who has not only seen this opportunity but is leading from the front is Rodney Appiah. Four years ago and with a decade of VC experience under his belt Rodney co-founded Cornerstone Partners - the first angel syndicate in the UK focused on investing in businesses led by black and diverse founders.

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