Our new fund Nesta Impact Investments invests in UK social ventures which deliver both scalable social outcomes and sustainable financial returns. An area of particular interest for the fund is the use of technology to deliver impact: what we call 'Impact Tech' or 'Tech for Good'.
The Business Leadership Network’s Making It Mobile event: what a great showcase for Britain’s entrepreneurial talent. There were 5 minute pitches from twelve companies competing for the MiM award 2012 interspersed with the other presentations throughout the day. I was one of many judges in the room asked to award a mark out of ten for their “potential to make businesses mobile”.
Seven key recommendations came out of a meeting of angel investors for stimulating UK economic growth.
We hosted a lively debate around the power and possibilities of big data
This is a great, innovative four day programme where some of Silicon Valley's A-list entrepreneurs come to the UK.
Medtech investing is tough - it's tough technically, regulatorily and commercially.
The new line-up of top 100 UK tech companies shows just how disruptive and exciting this market can be.
Two events that remind me that although we are a UK based fund, investing in UK technology, the markets that our businesses can address are global.
Last week I went to a couple of interesting events which highlighted some of the key questions facing the Venture industry and the broader issue of access to capital for high growth innovative businesses.
Find out why we have invested in a semiconductor company, and the criteria we use when assessing the market
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