Learning and Impact Reports

Our 2019 Learning and Impact Report

Despite uncertain times for UK businesses in 2019, our portfolio companies achieved significant financial growth and scale of impact. Our 2019 report shows the progress our portfolio companies have made, and how we’re leading the charge in tech for good investing and diversity and inclusion in the VC industry.

Inside this report:

  • We share details of our record number of applications for our programme and investments in 2019, including our commitment to diversity
  • We break down our impact methodology and portfolio reporting aligned with the Impact Management Project (IMP)
  • We share the results from BGV’s first Team Diversity and Inclusion survey, benchmarked against the UK VC industry



Our 2018 Learning and Impact Report

Our 2018 Learning and Impact Report shows the progress we made in 2018 and what we’re working on in 2019 and beyond.

Inside this report:

  • We share the results from our commitment to investing in diversity: 44p in every £1 invested by BGV went to all female founding teams and 21p to mixed teams (vs. industry average of 1p in every £1 and 10p in every £1 respectively)
  • We break down our portfolio against the UN Sustainable Development Goals: 55 active portfolio ventures mapped across 13 of the 17 of the SDG’s.
  • We showcase BGV as the driving force behind London’s Tech for Good Ecosystem: Tech for Good meetup growing to nearly 8,000 members at the end of 2018 and we reached over a million people globally through our channels.
  • We highlight the levels of follow-on investment across the portfolio: £2.6m invested by BGV with the portfolio going on to raise a further £64m.



“Our aim is to build on the rapidly growing interest in tech for good from both founders and investors, and to act on and share our ongoing learnings as industry leader. As ever, we lead by example and will continue to strive to be the best tech for good investors that we can be.”
~Paul Miller and Melanie Hayes, Managing Partners at BGV

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Our 2012-2017 Learning and Impact Report

In 2017 we celebrated five years of running the BGV accelerator and investing in tech for good. Our 2012-2017 Learning and Impact Report looks back on the progress we’ve made in building the tech for good community and supporting tech for good ventures that will benefit millions of lives and deliver great returns for investors.

Inside this report:

  • Our chairman Giles Andrews and CEO Paul Miller reflect on the last five years growing BGV and the tech for good community
  • We reveal data and key highlights from five years, ten accelerator cohorts and 95 ventures
  • There are a host of venture stories from startups across our portfolio
  • We highlight some of our best London Tech for Good Meetup events, a community which we’ve helped to grow to over 6,000 members
  • We break down what BGV does to achieve social impact and measure our progress so far
  • We write about our approach to diversity, and how we’re measuring the sustainability of our business through B Corps