Our principles

Our principles reflect our values and guide how the BGV team works with founders and our wider community.


Understand the problem

We seek to understand the big challenges faced by people, society and the environment, and we look for the same in our founders. We know that those who truly understand the problem they’re solving and their users needs are more likely to succeed.

Be imaginative, act early

We strive to be imaginative and to spot the potential in new ideas. We’re not afraid to experiment and learn from both our successes and our failures. We believe in doing, not pondering.

Lead by example

We celebrate the radical approaches generated by diversity. This means championing inclusion in both our portfolio and our own team. We always work hard to act with integrity, fairness, and respect; we try to understand our impact and any unintended consequences.

Be part of something bigger

We believe in the power of generosity and actively look for ways to help others where we can. We’re proud to actively help grow the global tech for good movement.

Take the long view

We understand that there are no quick fixes for changing difficult real world problems; but we’re optimistic, patient and here for the long haul. Our commitment to our portfolio ventures is for life.


Last updated: 4 October 2019