Portfolio

Meet the daring founders building the businesses of the future. We implement the Impact Management Project guidelines and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal framework to assess, manage and report the social and environmental impact of our portfolio.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
All Impact Areas
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

London Sojo

Josephine Philips

Sojo is enabling circular fashion by being the go to platform for clothes alterations and repairs. Sojo is reducing the fashion industry's high return rates and is increasing the lifetime of clothes.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 4 Quality Education

London Your Juno

Margot and Alexia de Broglie

Juno is an app that teaches anyone who identifies as a woman, or non-binary people, everything they need to know about money and investing.

By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

London Connect Earth

Alexander Lempka and Nicolas Carmont

Connect Earth is building the infrastructure to build climate-conscious products. We consolidate and harmonise sustainability data and make it available through APIs and toolkits.

Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries.

SDG 4 Quality Education SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

London Learney

Henry Pulver and Matthew Phillips

Learney is accelerating the rate at which people learn by providing personalized and interactive educational maps that break down complex subjects into modular learning blocks powered through the resources of the internet.

Increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

London Thrift+

Joe Metcalfe and Poppy Beer

An online marketplace for buying and selling second-hand clothing, shoes, and accessories that is accelerating the transition to a circular fashion economy.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 4 Quality Education SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

London Mindstone

Joshua Wöhle, Florian Zysset, Patrick Cootes and Stefan Keranov

Mindstone is a platform built to create better and continuous learning experiences and opportunities. Mindstone helps individuals and teams learn faster and remember more by keeping all the information in one place extracting and sharing key insights.

Increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

SDG 3 Good Health and well being

Amsterdam Clear

Piet Hein van Dam and Madelon Bracke

An evidence-based precision nutrition solution that uses real-time bio-data to empower people at risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases take health into their own hands.

By 2030, reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

SDG 3 Good Health and well being

Lisbon Uphill

Eduardo Freire Rodrigues, Duarte Sequeira e Luís Patrão

Enabling health teams to improve outcomes and streamline care by applying evidence-based knowledge through stepwise clinical pathways.

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

SDG 10 Reduce Inequalities SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Lisbon Chatterbox

Mursal Hedayat and Guillemette Dejean

A smart online language learning service for professionals that combines AI-powered self-study courses and native language coaches from the refugee community.

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

SDG 4 Quality Education SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Paris Iconoclass

Marie Taquet

A sales school that trains students in the profession of business development in 4 months, with a guarantee of employment.

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

SDG 13 Climate Action SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Lisbon GoParity

Nuno Brito Jorge, Luís Couto and Manuel Nina

The first Portuguese crowdlending platform financing social and environmental projects using its community of investors focused on sustainable and financial impact.

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related disasters

SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bristol KETS

Dr. Chris Erven, Dr. Jake Kennard, Dr. Caroline Clark, Dr. Philip Sibson

The leading quantum-safe hardware solutions provider that secures the world’s most valuable resource – information.

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

SDG 10 Reduce Inequalities SDG 3 Good Health and well being

Munich Nui Care

Markus Mueller, Jochen Seemann and Christian Ehl

The app intelligent assistant that provides caregivers more peace of mind

Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health.

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Berlin Refive

Cristian M., Mitul K. Jain and Antonio Nicotra

Helping brick & mortar businesses build better relationships with their customers while becoming more sustainable.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

Brussels loc.tax

Hans Kayaert, Kasparas Aleknavičius, Bart Van Remortele and Stevi Frooninckx

Promoting tax transparency and accountability across the corporate sector.

Combat organized crime and illicit financial and arms flows

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 3 Good Health and well being

Lisbon Ohne

Nikki Michelsen and Leah Remfry-Peploe

Menstrual cycles brand focused on reshaping the way people experience their entire cycles.

Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Carlo Thissen, Raphael Allstadt and Allan Bettarel

Interactive meeting recorder that empowers employees to live and work on their own schedule.

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Berlin Vanilla Steel

Matthias Affeldt, Clifford Ondara, Alexis Ducros and Simon Zühlke

First and only independent digital platform for excess steel and stainless in Europe

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Paris Outmind

Grace Mehrabe and Arthur Caillaud

Smart search engine that makes workplace information more accessible.

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors.

SDG 3 Good Health and well being

Porto Knok

João Magalhães and José Bastos

Telemedicine software for virtual healthcare, targeting especially elders and children. Knok partners with leading Hospitals, Healthcare Systems and Insurers to deliver industry superior telemedicine solutions.

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Lisbon Kitch, acquired by Glovo

Rui Bento and Nuno Rodrigues

Supporting small and independent restaurants in increasing their revenue by benefiting from the online food industry.

By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Stockholm Omocom

Ola Lowden and Tobias Mård

On-demand microinsurance provider offering a digital system for risk calculation, matching, design of insurance terms and claims settlement for the circular economy.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Lisbon Rnters

Guilherme Guerra, Francisco Bento and João Loff

The rental solution that is reimagining ownership by enabling products to be fully used, avoiding waste and promoting the shift towards sustainable consumption.

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 3 Good Health and well being SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Copenhagen Platypus

Daniel Bowen and Nico Blier-Silvestri

HR tech solution that helps companies discover what their people value at every stage of the talent lifecycle, from attraction to management to retention

By 2030, reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

SDG 4 Quality Education SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Lisbon Student Finance

Mariano Kostelec and Marta Palmeiro

A platform that scrapes real-time job market data and partners with education providers to finance educational outcomes through Income Share Agreements (ISAs).

By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.

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