The most successful businesses of tomorrow will be the ones that can prove the positive outcomes they create.

We support ventures with measurable and scaleable impact.

+13M

lives positively impacted by our portfolio

15

of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals covered

34%

of portfolio companies believe their venture only exists today because of BGV

Word from a portfolio founder

"BGV has been - and continues to be - fantastically supportive of us, and has added loads of value as an investor (beyond pure cash) over the last five years."

- James Flint, co-founder and CEO at Hospify (Spring 2015)

Impact reports

Every year we publish an impact and learning report. In these reports we share our latest data, insights, learnings and initiatives.

Impact & Learning Report 2021

Just launched! Our Impact & Learning Report 2021

What's new?

  • Evidence that BGV portfolio companies get better at impact as they scale.
  • An intersectional approach to our portfolio diversity and inclusion.
  • Insights on how we’re changing the broader investment landscape.

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Lead by example

In 2015 we were the first VC to become a B Corp in the UK. As a B Corp we are held to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We also advocate for systemic change as part of a number of other initiatives.

Based on the B Impact assessment, we earned an overall recertification score of 114.7 in 2021.

Committing to improving female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

Advocating for a change in UK law so that every company aligns their interests with those of society and the environment.

Committing to anti-harassment and discrimintation for a more inclusive and equitable startup fundraising environment.

Matching our pensions with our values.

Diversity & inclusion

Diversity and inclusion isn’t an add-on for us. It’s a thread that runs through everything we do. We rank second globally for our diversity and inclusion efforts.

Find out more

Breaking the mould of the tech founder stereotype.

43%

of founders identify as a woman

42%

of founders identify as coming from an ethnic minority background

19%

of founders identify as LGBTQ+