We invest in ventures that are driven by social purpose and have an ambition to grow. They’re led by founders that support our vision of a world where social transformation drives tech.
With over 253 million visually impaired people in the world, a new perspective on inclusion and accessibility was long overdue. The team behind WeWALK is part of an ecosystem of innovations developed in pursuit of an accessible world. Their latest creation, the WeWALK Smart Cane, aims to significantly increase visually impaired people’s mobility, thus allowing them full and equal participation in social and professional activities. More>
During her research in India’s urban slums, co-founder of Feebris, Elina Naydenova saw first-hand how children were suffering from treatable conditions and not getting the help they needed. Created as a result of her experiences, the Feebris mission is to fight these inequalities in global health through the power of technology. Feebris helps vulnerable patients get timely and accurate diagnosis, improving their chances of recovery and also reducing pressures on the health system which result from avoidable hospitalisations. More>
With the future of our planet now well and truly in the public eye, the team at Piclo were ahead of the game almost seven years ago when they founded the start-up - originally known as Open Utility. Their ultimate goal – to decarbonise the global energy system. The three founders have been on a journey ever since, during which time they have pivoted their model to meet the needs of a rapidly shifting marketplace and regulations. The team subsequently launched Piclo Flex, a platform that allows energy operators to work more flexibly and make electricity grids smart and sustainable. More>
DrDoctor founder Tom Whicher’s passion for digital transformation started in his parents’ house at the age of 13 when he learnt to code by using books from the library. Working within the healthcare industry, Tom noticed real problems in the NHS that he wanted to help solve. Fascinated with how patients engage with the NHS, joined by two colleagues, Tom went on to set up DrDoctor – a digital health company transforming the way hospitals and patients communicate, by using pragmatic, common-sense technology. The DrDoctor team now work with 22 NHS hospitals to deliver technology that automates the routine tasks, so they can focus on patient care. More>
Alice CEO Raphael Mazet previously worked in an online advocacy startup platform. He quickly realised that although people were keen to sign a petition or sign up to a database, they were far less likely to make a donation to the cause. Realising this was in part due to an increasing lack of trust in the charity sector, Raphael co-founded Alice in 2016 in order to overcome this mistrust and rebuild faith in charities. More>
Going to the cinema, watching TV, replying to an email, or reading a notification on a mobile phone are all activities that many of us take for granted. Yet for people who are partially sighted or blind, these simple actions are challenging. GiveVision exists to inspire social inclusion and create equal opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired, through innovative accessibility solutions. It eradicates the barriers preventing those living with sight loss from living full and independent lives. More>
For anyone concerned about the amount of time children spend on their mobile devices, Night Zookeeper has provided a solution that transforms the passive viewing of social media channels into deeper, safer and highly educational online engagement with peers, parents and teachers. Through Night Zookeeper, children improve their literacy through self-expression and creativity. They are encouraged to produce their best writing and fall in love with learning. Night Zookeeper is turning passive engagement with devices into deeper interaction with others and helping over 300,000 children to become better writers, readers and creative thinkers. More>