Bethnal Green ventures (BGV) is an early-stage accelerator and VC fund based in London. They invest in ambitious founders using technology to tackle big social and environmental problems that aim to radically improve millions of lives. BGV is one of Europe’s top cleantech and social impact accelerators. Indeed, they have accelerated over 140 startups for a total funding of £98m to date..!
The Tech For Good Programme gives you the best start to launching your tech for good venture. BGV's programm offers a £30k investment for 7% equity and three months of intensive learning.
Resource efficiency and circular economy, responsible consumption and production, sustainable agriculture, transportation and infrastructure.
Good education and life-long learning, employability and fair work, poverty reduction, integrated and inclusive communities, civic participation and social justice.
As part of our Better Society theme BGV also works with Resolution Ventures to invest in WorkerTech - tech to improve the prospects, power and choices of workers.
Health and social care, preventative care, mental and emotional wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and ageing population.
To allow for a problem to be solved at greater scale or in a new way.
With the potential to positively impact millions of lives and reach a £100-200m enterprise value within 10 years time.
Products and services developed with the intention to drive positive social or environmental outcomes.
A solution that can generate direct positive impact. Systemic solutions should have a credible hypothesis of how impact will be achieved.
Through affordability and accessibility that aim to reach the underserved and underrepresented.
Plus, some practicalities:
BGV invests into 20-24 new teams a year through their two programmes each year - in spring and autumn.
Rookie, Advanced Beginner, Competent
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