How our offer works
The journey of every portfolio company we work with starts on our Tech For Good Programme. After our Programme, we help you with your next stage of growth through our Post-Programme Support, focused on fundraising.
The BGV Platform is available to all our portfolio on an ongoing basis. We further invest into our most promising portfolio companies from pre-seed to Series A.
Supporting teams with all-things early-stage and impact is what we do best. We’ve also been told we’re pretty great to work with.
“100% my favourite people" — Aisling Byrne, Founder and CEO, Nuw
Tech For Good Programme
Helps you launch your early-stage venture with 3-months of intensive learning. The start for every BGV portfolio company.
For founders who have completed our programme, we support you to fundraise for your next stage of growth. Monthly check-ins, fundraising workshops and investor mentoring.
The BGV Platform
All our portfolio ventures have ongoing access to The BGV Platform. Curated resources, guides such as Impact for Startups, access to our private portfolio Slack of 200+ tech for good founders, partner discounts worth £200k+ savings per venture, events and socials.
Further investment from pre-seed to Series A for 10-15 of our most promising portfolio companies each year. Alongside our additional capital we also provide specialist support with fundraising, impact, ESG and hiring.
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Are you our next investment?
Not everyone can raise a first ‘friends and family’ round to help them launch a startup. But anyone with a tech for good idea can apply to BGV. We use a fair application process where no warm intro is needed.
“BGV took me seriously and for that I can’t thank you enough.” - Harrison, Earwig
The journey of every BGV portfolio company starts by applying to our programme. Find out more.
Support with all things early-stage, plus specialist expertise in impact, fundraising, hiring and ESG.
Our average programme net-promoter-score out of 100, ranking us as ‘world class’
Of portfolio companies believe their venture exists today because of BGV
Introductions made from BGV's network to our portfolio founders in 2021
1 in 7 LGBTQ+ individuals reportedly avoid seeking healthcare for fear of discrimination. LVNDR, built by and for the queer community, exists to right that wrong of healthcare inequality. Starting with sexual health and gender identity care, LVNDR taps into the rapidly growing market opportunities in digital health and sexual wellness.
How it started
Christopher El Badaoui, Joshua Armistead-Wood, and Araxie Boyadjian came together over their shared negative experiences within sexual healthcare systems. Inspired to make things better, they founded LVNDR with a mission to build an inclusive, safe, and improved destination for sexual care. LVNDR joined BGV’s Spring 2020 programme and have since gone from strength to strength.
How it's going
Following BGV’s programme the team joined Techstars’ 2020 London cohort. In 2021 they rebranded with a focus on empowerment and community and closed an oversubscribed £1.5M seed round led by Octopus Ventures. Co-founders Araxie and Chris were recently named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2022.