Our impact

Delivering impact as a tech for good investor
We believe there is huge potential for technology to have a positive impact on the world and that we can build a fantastic investment firm to back ventures that will deliver on that potential and deliver great returns.
Here we share our learnings and data for more transparency in what drives our investment decisions, highlight our approach to diversity and inclusion, and efforts as a B Corp committed to higher standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

We hope that through sharing our data more openly we can show that making a positive impact is definitely not at odds with making profits.
34% of our portfolio companies believe that without BGV their product or service would not have existed today.
BGV in numbers
Data as last reported at 31st December 2020
141 teams
backed through our flagship Tech for Good programme
78 companies
are active and tackling 15 out of the 17 UN Global Goals
17 million
lives positively impacted at the end of 2020
£98 million
of further funding raised by our ventures
Learning and Impact Reports
As a proud B Corp we are committed to share the fruits of our labour through our annual impact reports. See our latest report for 2020 and previous versions highlighting our impact as tech for good investors and the impact our portfolio companies are driving in the world.
"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)
Our approach to diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion is not just about better performance. Leveraging technology to address some of our toughest social and environmental problems requires founders from all walks of life and we're proud to share insights and data about our team, our portfolio founders and the incredible talent we meet.
Using business as a force for good

In 2015 Bethnal Green Ventures became a founding member of B Corp UK and one of the first UK venture capitalists to certify as a B Corp.

The B Corp certification is the only verified certification that measures a company's entire social and environmental performance and we are proud to be part of a growing movement encouraging businesses to do better for people and planet.