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.


lives positively impacted by our portfolio


successful exits from the portfolio at end of 2022


of portfolio companies at Series A or beyond can demonstrate causality of their impact

Word from a portfolio founder

"The BGV programme gave me concrete and actionable deliverables that helped me with business planning and prepared me for my next funding round."

- Isabelle Gough, CEO and Co-founder, Cercula (BGV 2021 cohort)

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

Our Impact & Learning Report 2022

What's new?

  • Insights on tech for good leadership from BGV portfolio founders.
  • A thematic analysis of BGV’s impact.
  • Our approach to portfolio and platform support.






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.

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Breaking the mould of the tech founder stereotype.


of founders identify as a woman


of founders identify as coming from an ethnic minority background


of founders identify as LGBTQ+