Connect Ventures III

Seed-stage technology fund investing in purpose-led founders solving hard problems at scale.

Emma
Connect

The challenge

Purpose-led startups need funding and high-quality practical support to grow their businesses and deliver impact at scale.

Our approach

We invested with Connect Ventures, an experienced investor, because they have a proven track record of successfully scaling businesses and supporting purpose-led founders to secure follow-on investment as they continue to grow.

The Fund

Connect Ventures Fund III invests in businesses that transform the way we live and work. Part of their investment thesis overlaps with solutions that address social challenges at scale.

Startups in this area of overlap may work across sectors where social impact can be core to a product such as digital health, education, the future of work, and fitness and wellbeing.

  • Fund size

    £60 million
  • Big Society Capital commitment

    £6 million

Key information

  • Geography

    UK wide
  • Investment type

    Enterprise equity
  • Fund manager

    Connect Ventures
  • Investment status

    Current
  • Investment date

    2019
  • Term

    10 years

Sustainable development goals

  • 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
  • 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
Douglas Sloan

Douglas Sloan

Investment Director
Talk to me about:
Our 2017 strategy; Mental Health; Social Venture Capital