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Insights on founder diversity
In an industry rife with inequalities, investing in diverse founders requires work at every stage of the funding process. Here we share insights from the Investing in Women Code Annual Report 2022, taking a look at how the industry at large is performing. We also share BGV's data on how we're doing at reaching underrepresented founders.
Impact for Startups
A guide for tech for good founders and startups on how to measure, manage and demonstrate impact.
How we increased our B Corp score by 20 points
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.
10 Questions with Betwixt
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.
Meet BGV’s Spring 2022 cohort
A new batch of brilliant tech for good ventures joining our portfolio. These teams make up our Spring 2022 cohort. The solutions they’re building are diverse as ever, spanning from accessible home ownership to speech therapy. Meet them here.
10 Questions with Inhabit
Inhabit believe businesses should think about climate consciousness, the same way they think about “any other strategic pillar, whether that’s growth goals, operational efficiency, or cultivating a great culture within a workplace.”
Investor AMA: How to fundraise with Reece Chowdhry, RLC Ventures
In this Investor AMA, our monthly series showcasing investors in the tech for good ecosystem and early-stage venture capital space, Reece Chowdhry from RLC Ventures shares some insights into what VCs are looking for in founders, practical tips for how founders can make meaningful connections with investors, and discusses RLC’s unique venture pledge.
BGV's Investment Committee Chair on Investing in Tech for Good
Steven Clarke is the independent chair of BGV’s investment committee. He joined us three years ago, bringing a wealth of investment experience with him. He’s been involved as Chairman or Board Member in seven growth businesses - three with successful exits. He’s also spent 21 years in the European Technology investment space, including roles with 3i, August Equity, and ICG.
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.
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.
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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