Investing in startups that improve people's lives
Many people face daily challenges around issues such as financial inclusion, education, and health and wellbeing. Innovative technology solutions can tackle these issues and deliver products and services that meet people’s needs better.
The role of social impact investment
Social impact investment encourages and supports innovation by investing in those startup technology companies with impact at their core. These companies have the potential to change people's lives through the products and services they deliver, while their business models can allow them to scale rapidly and reach more people, more effectively.
We channel our own capital, bringing in other investors alongside, into scalable impact ventures. We invest in venture capital fund managers who bring the right values and skills to find and back a diverse range of impact startups. We complement these investments through a range of support, including building networks and embedding the discipline, processes and benefits of impact investing across the venture sector.
- £61m total capital committed by Big Society Capital
- 191 number of impact-targeting startups our capital has supported
- 17m number of people those startups have reached
Tech-enabled insurance provider on a mission to transform the UK home insurance market.
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The team at Big Society Capital are extremely thoughtful in their approach to impact and their depth of knowledge and collaborative outlook has been instrumental as we have launched Eka over the last two years.
Jon CokerFounding Partner, Eka Ventures
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From the fund’s inception, the Big Society Capital team struck the perfect balance between holding us accountable to our impact framework and being a fantastic fund champion. They have been particularly supportive in helping us think about fundraising strategies, whilst building a sound impact thesis.
Emma SteeleInvestment Director, Ascension
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