Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures helps tech-for-good ventures launch and scale.

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Bethnal Green Ventures help tech for good start-ups delivering social or environmental impact launch and scale.

This direct investment will help the award-winning investor continue to run their flagship tech for good accelerator program which is helping to address the gap in investment and support for very early-stage tech-for-good ventures, as well as make follow-on investments as these organisations scale and seek further funding.

Our investment in Bethnal Green Ventures was increased from £1.3 million to £2.25 million in 2019.

  • Big Society Capital commitment

    £2.25 million

Key information

  • Geography

    UK wide
  • Investment type

    Enterprise equity
  • Fund manager

    Bethnal Green Ventures
  • Investment status

    Current
  • Investment date

    2016
  • Term

    10 years

Impact

  • 114

    Number of ventures supported

  • 8.7m users, 329 employees

    Number of people benefiting

  • £67m

    Follow on funding

Sustainable development goals

  • 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 2: Zero Hunger End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • 3: Good Health and Well-being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • 4: Quality Education Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • 5: Gender Equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • 10: Reduced Inequality Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • 15: Life on Land Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels