Announcing our latest ed-tech investment

We are delighted to announce our latest investment into Third Space Learning, which uses technology to connect academic talent from around the world to children at risk of failure in primary schools across England.  Alongside Ananda – Social Venture Fund and a group of angel investors, we’ve supported them with £500,000 in a round totalling … Continued

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How to measure impact – learning from practice

Two and a half years ago we launched Nesta Impact Investments. We boldly stated that we would scale innovative solutions to social issues and at the same time measure impact in a robust way according to our Standards of Evidence framework. We envisioned a world of investments where growth, commercial success and evidence of effect … Continued

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3 top tips for ‘thinking big’

This article is part of a series of blogs offering our tops tips on surviving the process of raising impact investment. Investment raising is difficult and time consuming, and the process can seem daunting if it’s your first time.  We have written this series of blogs as a way to share some insight in to … Continued

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6 tips for growing your business once you’ve raised investment

This article is part of a series of blogs offering our tops tips on surviving the process of raising impact investment. Investment raising is difficult and time consuming, and the process can seem daunting if it’s your first time.  We have written this series of blogs as a way to share some insight in to … Continued

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5 tips for surviving the due diligence process

This article is part of a series of blogs offering our tops tips on surviving the process of raising impact investment. Investment raising is difficult and time consuming, and the process can seem daunting if it’s your first time.  We have written this series of blogs as a way to share some insight in to … Continued

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6 tips for creating a financial model for your startup

This article is part of a series of blogs offering our tops tips on surviving the process of raising impact investment. Investment raising is difficult and time consuming, and the process can seem daunting if it’s your first time.  We have written this series of blogs as a way to share some insight in to … Continued

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Top Tips series: 5 tips for pitching to an investor

This article is part of a series of blogs offering our tops tips on surviving the process of raising impact investment. Investment raising is difficult and time consuming, and the process can seem daunting if it’s your first time.  We have written this series of blogs as a way to share some insight in to … Continued

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Top Tips series: 5 tips for developing an impact plan

This article is part of a series of blogs offering our tops tips on surviving the process of raising impact investment. Investment raising is difficult and time consuming, and the process can seem daunting if it’s your first time.  We have written this series of blogs as a way to share some insight in to … Continued

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Remember me: our paper on dementia care and impact investing

Dementia is one of the biggest – and fastest growing – challenges facing our society. As more people develop the disease, there is a growing need for new innovation in the care and support for people living with dementia and their carers. Today we are publishing a paper that explores the role that impact investment … Continued

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Guest blog: Fixing the apprenticeship market – supply or demand?

In January we announced our investment into GetMyFirstJob, an online platform that proactively matches training providers and employers with apprenticeship candidates. As we enter National Apprenticeship Week, GetMyFirstJob co-founder David Allison looks at the state of the apprenticeship market and how it can be improved.   One look at the media and you will see … Continued

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