Nesta Impact Investments backs innovative businesses that focus on creating social and environmental good.
Nesta Impact Investments provide financial, knowledge and network capital to innovative tech ventures that are changing the world for good. We look to back businesses that are closely aligned to Nesta’s Mission impact goals; improving school readiness at age 5 and secondary school attainment, tackling obesity, reducing household carbon emissions and improving productivity. We invest in: edtech, foodtech, healthtech, climate tech, the future of work and productivity.
Nesta is an investment partner in UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge. We provide funding for businesses that are developing solutions to extend years of healthy living. You can find out more about this here.
We want to harness the power of commercial innovation and technology to support Nesta’s missions. Recent years have seen a rise in the number of sustainable and scalable business ventures with the aim of solving major social challenges and improving the lives of millions of people. These ventures need access to the right kind of capital and support to enable them to grow and bring the benefit of innovation to bear on some of the most intractable problems society faces.
Our mission is to invest in high-impact innovations run by outstanding entrepreneurs to make real and lasting social impact in the UK, while generating financial returns.
We invest between £500k and £1m in Seed-to-Series-A tech start-ups that are developing innovations that align with Nesta’s three mission areas. We are an experienced team of venture capitalists, impact investors, sector experts and evaluators backed by Nesta, the UK’s social innovation agency. Committed to supporting outstanding entrepreneurs, we bring the skills, networks and resources of our team, and the 250-strong team at Nesta, to support ventures to deliver social change. Our expertise and guidance helps portfolio companies to grow their reach, demonstrate their impact and become financially sustainable.