This article showcases our top picks for the best UK based Impact Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Impact Investment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top UK Impact Investment Companies
Assiya Capital Partners
Assiya Capital Partners is a London-based private equity firm focused on growing companies. Our mission is to provide our investors with the highest quality returns from the alternative investment industry and to maintain a commitment to our principles of integrity, discipline, and excellence.
We allow our trading teams to independently focus on the specific opportunities and strategies in which they specialize, subject to our overall risk management, compliance, operational controls, and global exposure hedging, optionally. We prefer trading teams that produce small gains on winning days and small losses on losing days.
Our goal is to have more winning days than losers. We encourage our trading teams to pass on opportunities for non-standard gains if they come with the risk of significant losses.
Our approach to selecting and monitoring trading teams is based on a philosophy of constantly seeking to generate positive incremental returns against limited risk exposure (i.e. a high Sharpe ratio), rather than oversized but more volatile absolute returns.
In order to ensure that this philosophy is implemented in a consistent and disciplined manner, we calculate and set investment guidelines with the trading team.. .
Ashmore Investment Management offers its customers with investment management services that focus on external debt, local currency, corporate debt, equities, and more. Ashmore Investment Management offers investors research and insights about industries.
Ashmore Investment Management was founded in 1983. It has offices in China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Turkey and is headquartered in London, England..
At Wombat, our mission is to take the threat out of investing, break down barriers and empower a generation with the tools and knowledge they need to grow and invest in their future. We aim to allow people to invest in the brands they understand, use and love through thematic investing and fractional shares.
Get started with just a £10 one-off deposit, or contribute monthly via our Auto Invest function.. .
Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. It partners with technology founders at Series A and beyond with a particular focus on Europe, leveraging deep operational experience to supercharge their growth.
The company’s team of founders, investors, and operational leaders have been responsible for global expansion, hiring, and marketing at companies from Skype, Google, and Twitter to Uber and Spotify. It specializes in seed, startup, Series A, early venture, mid venture, late venture, emerging growth, and growth capital investments.
Atomico was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in London, England.. .
HULT Private Capital
Award Winning Wealth Management & Investment Boutique HULT Private Capital is an investment company internationally known for their fine art of balancing traditional investments with innovation and new. Established in 2008 HULT Private Capital operate in over 4 different countries with more than 60 professional and highly educated wealth engineers.
Catering specifically for the HNW and Sophisticated investors the majority of HULT’s investments are by invitation only or upon application.. .
S Ventures PLC is a publicly listed business that looks to identify investment opportunities in the health & wellness, organic food and wellbeing sectors within the UK and Europe. The Company plans to add value by adding capital and expertise to the target companies.
The experience and operational skills of the Board are intended to act as an accelerator to smaller brands that have a strong foundation and platform but lack skills and capital. The main objectives will be to cross fertilise opportunities between the target companies and to scale the individual entities and look for exit opportunities and or synergistic collaborations and we believe that scaling can create significant value creation for all stakeholders..
As a specialist FCA regulatory hosting and AIFM platform, we work with global financial services firms seeking a regulated presence in London, United Kingdom. With offices in New York and Singapore, we work with new and established financial services firms to operate under our FCA regulatory umbrella and AIFM platform.
– European Fund Management Hosting (AIFM solutions) – Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds – In-house Design, Launch & Hosting services – FCA Regulatory Hosting for all financial services firms, complete with Managed Compliance and EU Passporting.. .
Trouver Partners is a highly reputed Bullion, Fund, UCITS and AAA/A Bond Consultancy. Providing consultancy services to both investors and listed and regulated entities.
Dual role of providing capital stack solutions to Listed Bond Issuers and Fund Managers alongside providing access to qualified investors looking for exemplary AAA-BBB Bond offerings and mutual fund vehicles, delivering the greatest impact to clients portfolio. Aside from Exchange Traded products, Trouver Partners also offers investors an avenue to purchase Physical Gold Bullion (24kt LBMA Refined) at an effective discount to the LBMA spot price, directly from an established Forbes Featured Gold Mining Company, who are a key Brinks subcontractor..
We are a UK-based conversational investment assistant AI company led by founder and chairman Jonty Hurwitz, with the mission to completely transform the current investment and trading experience. We believe we are completely rethinking the way traditional investment assistance is delivered to the masses by creating a conversational investment analysis AI that enables us to develop a digital relationship with stock traders as well as Investment managers.
This technology gives them insight and understanding of their portfolio and investing interests like never before. The conversational AI performs the function of a virtual investment assistant trained to understand portfolios and investments, providing analytics, news, social impact scores placing a greater focus on benchmark performance, supply chains, employee satisfaction, board composition, ethics and transparency, market alerts and educational analysis that support decision making.
Our natural language interface means that clients have 2 way conversations with their users all of which are logged and reported. The AI component learns what the user’s preferences are so that pinpoint information can be delivered as and when required, driving increased engagement and ultimately the trading activity.
We understand the value that impact and social responsibility has on investors and our long term aim is providing them with complete transparency coupled with high level Investment Assistance.. .
A social networking platform that showcases and funds community and environmental user generated development projects in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and innovative way. Attollo has been built on the back of research from global thought leaders and practitioners, in the field of development and aid.
We work alongside local community leaders, local authorities and experts to produce community cohesive projects.. .
elmo believe that new technology should benefit everyone and work for a brighter, cleaner future for our planet. Their MaaS platform removes the cost and complexity from switching to an electric car.
Users can subscribe to an electric car on an affordable and flexible monthly subscriptions with all services (charging, energy, insurance, maintenance, breakdown and even a carbon offset donation) included in the price. This bundled offering makes us the world’s first ‘total cost of ownership’ subscription platform for electric cars..
Responsible investment managers are increasingly integrating ESG into their investment decisions. However bottom line returns remain the only robust measure of investment success.
Util has developed a unique methodology to support the next generation of responsible investors as they seek to compare, monitor and report based on a new bottom line. Util starts by using big data and machine learning to discover quantified, comparable company data, relating to a wide range of stakeholders (employees, customers, shareholders, environment, suppliers, community, government).
These data are aggregated and converted into a dollar ‘annual value generated’ bottom line metric, changing the goal-posts of investing and allowing responsible investors to screen, monitor and report based on both financial and non-financial returns on investment. Util represents the cutting edge of company assessment and analysis, moving well beyond ESG metrics, to an articulation of the company as a complex ‘value generator’.
Util’s methodology and product covers the entirety of listed securities and is used by investment managers seeking unique analysis which mirrors the efficiencies of financial analysis and reporting. Util is working with two investment manager partners, with a combined $130bn assets under management, to develop its methodology and product..
Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company which integrates economic development and business and enterprise support designed to accelerate the city’s growth and build a sustainable economy. Their business is helping your business.
They have played a pivotal role in co-ordinating the delivery of the city’s economic and physical renaissance over the last decade, working within the strategic leadership of the City Council and the Mayor of Liverpool.. .
Bricklane enables customers to invest as little as £100 tax-efficiently in its portfolios of homes and benefit from rental income and capital growth. Bricklane launched its first Property ISA product in October 2016 and has since grown to over £15m assets under management.
Bricklane now has two ISA products live, its first focusing on regional capital real estate, and its second is dedicated to London. Bricklane has a unique offering for both individual and institutional investors by providing efficient and flexible access to the UK’s largest asset class – residential property.
The company aims to make the property market work better for everyone. Trusted by thousands of customers, Bricklane is featured in FT Future of Fintech, Telegraph, and Moneywise..
TechBnk empowers individuals, startups, and companies anywhere in the world and at any time to contribute to projects that matter to them and bring them alive. Not only does TechBnk offer fundraising capability, it supports project owners with comprehensive tools and business development strategies to create successful campaigns and reach their funding goals.
TechBnk was founded by Nkem Mpamah, a successful business strategy coach and entrepreneur in January 2016.. .
MahiFX is a financial services technology company focussed on providing the most technologically advanced foreign exchange and spot metals trading environments and e-FX solutions for retail and institutional clients. MahiFX retail clients have unparalleled access to institutional level execution speeds and spreads through its proprietary-built fully automated pricing and risk management technology.
Transparency, fairness and integrity are central. Prices are tradeable – there are no ‘from’ prices, hidden costs, slippage, re-quotes or minimum trade sizes.
The platform is available for desktop, web, MetaTrader4 and mobile trading. MFX Compass, MahiFX’s institutional offering, provides banks and businesses with the most comprehensive and technologically advanced e-FX technology systems, connectivity, infrastructure and support required to optimise their FX trading business.
Headquartered in Christchurch with offices in London, the company is regulated by The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval and regulation pending.. .
GD Fire & Security Systems
GD Security Systems Ltd specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Access Control, CCTV, Door Entry/Intercom, Automated Gates/Barriers, PA, Intruder and Fire Alarm Systems. The nature of the company`s activities places emphasis upon the experience and proficiency of its personnel, and the quality and reliability of its products and services.
Our engineers are conversant with all aspects of system construction and can deliver a single or multi-discipline package on-time and on budget.. .
AlphaSwap is reinventing the traditional investment management model with its community-driven Data-as-a-Service. AlphaSwap’s community of investment talent generate equity investment ideas backed by research, and AlphaSwap algorithmically selects the best ideas based on voting and track record.
We help our customers (investment platforms, allocators, asset managers) create innovative products and improve performance. AlphaSwap offers customers 2 products: Ideas and Talent.
A significant part of the fees we receive are paid out to successful idea generators, ensuring an aligned-interests ecosystem while enabling our global community of analysts to monetize their investment ideas and create track records.. .
Pynk uses Artificial Intelligence to find the Wisdom IN Crowds™, making better investment decisions for all. Our Crowd, across more than 185 countries, make predictions and forecasts on financial assets.
We aggregate the data and use machine learning to read the markets. It’s this ‘Crowd Wisdom’ system that powers our wealth management platform.
The team is led by serial entrepreneurs Seth Ward, Rupert Barksfield and Mark Little who each have a proven commercial track record, and successful exits from other businesses. The company was formed in 2018 after the founders met and graduated from the Silicon Valley led Founders Institute programme.
They are now supported by RBS and Natwest banks in the UK and 360 Labs. Having raised $2m in pre-seed and seed rounds, Pynk’s next raise will open up Q1 2021..
1859 Capital runs a Collective Intelligence investment model based on its own bespoke data. It uses a systematic investment process to deliver a diversified strategy across all liquid asset classes.
1859 Capital is committed to sharing its success with impact philanthropy. It was founded in 2018 and headquartered in London, England..
Frost Brooks was founded by Miles Frost and Peter Brooks to manage their own capital and the capital of a select group of family offices interested in making small private equity investments in the UK. Frost Brooks invests £1-10m of growth, equity release or buyout capital in fast-growing, B2B technology businesses.
As the partners invest their own capital in each transaction the firm’s ethos is to be patient for excellent business models that can deliver an extraordinary return for all investors.. .
Fundment is where discretionary fund management meets digital investment technology. The firm has developed an integrated solution for financial advisers and enterprise clients in the UK which enables them serve wider range of customers than previously.
Fundment’s technology are being used by advisers in the UK today to deliver a suitable, goal-based asset allocation and advice, integrated discretionary investment management and automated account management which reduce regulatory headache for advisers. Fundment is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is an HM Revenue & Customs approved ISA plan manager..
Wealth Dragons Group PLC
Wealth Dragons is the world’s leading promoter of events and training programmes that offer people unique tools and skills to work towards increasing their asset-based wealth and creating passive income. Regardless of their background or education, anyone can learn the mindset and strategies to move them towards more financial freedom, offering them greater control and choices over their future.
Founded by John Lee and Vincent Wong in 2009, Wealth Dragons has already changed the lives of countless people who have benefited from the specialist trainer-led programmes promoted by the company. Offering the kind of education that is not traditionally taught at school, our programmes uniquely combine motivational tools with real-life practical skills.
Wealth Dragons is the fastest growing company of its kind in the world. Participants gain the knowledge, the power and the self-belief to achieve great personal wealth, allowing them to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Wealth Dragons programmes not only show people the “how” to create wealth, they also focus on the “why”. People who have participated in our programmes regularly comment that their lives have been transformed after they have discovered the limitless opportunities that are available to them..
Craigie Capital builds, accelerates and invests in early-stage technology startups. Established in 2010, Craigie Capital has experience across finance, enterprise sales and technology.
Based in central London, they have invested equity in over 30 companies across the technology scene with a particular focus on high-growth and scalable startups in the following sectors. They also support companies across the UK and across the debt funding spectrum via Rangewell..
Volvere is an investment company that invests in or acquires companies which require growth capital. They may be profitable, under-performing or loss-making.
We also acquire any company that is complementary to our existing portfolio or which is in a sector in which we have specialist knowledge. Our current trading businesses are organised into three divisions: security solutions; food manufacturing; and automotive consultancy.
Previous areas of investment have included online marketing, safety and risk consulting, transport planning and engineering, and testing and certification.. .
TLC is a co-investment club for Tech CEOs (and Tech Leaders) with significant track records. Their club is by invitation only, truly global, and reserved to those who can add value beyond just investing cash.
Why? Because they believe that, put simply, experienced and successful tech CEOs make outstanding investors, particularly in the early/mid stages of development. They know the industry inside out, can pick winners early on and can help them take off way more rapidly and efficiently than most early stage investors today.
A new investor class. TLC is not fund managers, do not hold or manage others’ investment funds or provide any form of Asset Management.
TLC is a true network of peers, helping each other co-invest, collaborate and grow companies together. As such, they TLC is a new and rather unique investment class, which they trust is most beneficial to the entire eco-system.
TLC gladly co-invests outside of their network when relevant, working with many of the established investmet funds and less traditional investors too in need of active help with their portfolio companies. TLC connects their investments to their exclusive, global, technology leaders community Hot Topics that counts over 6,000 CEOs, investors and senior executives.
TLC brings everybody together through a series of global events, a weekly publication and their online group.. .
COB Circle (Consumer on Business) is the revolutionary, risk-free consumer-investor platform which is the first of its kind in the world. Risk-free consumer-investor platform means that you can enjoy your usual lifestyle, eating, enjoying, shopping and doing the things you usually do through the COB Circle platform.
There’s absolutely no risk because user do not need to invest any money and it free download. There’s absolutely no additional cost to invest in the business.
This is the value proposition that COB Circle offers. Just be a consumer-investor by trading you knowledge.
When you consume, you invest! You earn daily sales dividends! We do not encourage traditional discounts or rebate system whereby it doesn’t help much on consumer saving. Through COB Circle, as a consumer-investor, you have the opportunity to earn daily income when you and your friends record your spending through the platform.
Imagine if there you have 1000 friends and friends of your friends going around your daily consumer buys through COB Circle, you will benefit as a consumer-investor! You can receive dividend from these 1000 people, who can also benefit as consumer-investors too and make money as more friends enjoy the benefits of COB Circle! Become a consumer-investor today. Enjoy a rewarding lifestyle.
Earn additional risk-free income. Set your path towards a future of financial security! COB Circle.
GSFX Investment, managed accounts service works with a system called PAMM (percent allocation management module). This means that your trading account is linked to their master account.
Each time their master account executes a trade, your account will also execute a trade with a specific allocation of funds based on the size of your account. The investor still remains in full control of their account and will be the only person permitted to add or withdraw funds.
Withdrawals from your trading account can be made when there are no open trades running. This means you can withdraw at any time when the market is closed over the weekend (provided all positions have been closed)..
SENStation (Social Entrepreneurship Network Station) is an online social impact accelerator focused on developing social innovation and social enterprise start-ups around the world. SENStation serves as a place where students, professionals, social entrepreneurs organizations, universities and investors come together to share their social ideas and develop a new generation of solutions.
SENStation facilitates the exchange of information and provides access to feedback, coaching and funding from our community and a variety of partners such as social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations corporations, and investors. SENStation has developed in strategic partnership with CEMS, a global alliance in management education connecting top business schools in 28 countries, 4 NGOs and around 80 corporations.
SENStation is also supported by such organizations as McKinsey&Co, NGOs, Fairtrade International, CARE International and Transparency International, and many social entrepreneurs from around the world. CEMS and SENStation work together to help CEMS achieve its goal of making a lasting social impact by becoming a world-class player in sustainable leadership with a strong social orientation as express in the CEMS Global Values Statement..
Zensify is an iPhone application that aggregates social network activity in one place. It allows users to update, discover and track pictures, videos and comments across multiple social networks.
Other apps have tried to do similar things. Zensify shows the user trends within your social graph in the form of a tag cloud of key words..
Global Forestry Investments
Global Forestry Investments Global Forestry Investments (GFI) is a company that is doing its part in the fight against climate change by offering ethical investments that are extremely competitive in the marketplace and are proven to have positive risk/return characteristics. By working with the local government of Paragominas, Brazil, the UK based company offers investments in Brazil’s forestry, which has been consistent in its high performance over a period of the past 100 years.
It’s a win-win situation that ultimately builds and strengthens the local community and its infrastructure while providing consistent profits for the investor. The investment in Brazil’s forestry helps to support the regeneration of rainforests that are deforested as well as establishing a higher degree of stability for the local communities.
Investment in Brazil’s Economy There are a number of factors that went into Global Forestry Investments’ choice to invest in Brazil. Brazil is home to one of the largest of the world’s economies and has been a major attraction to foreign investors.
The political system is stable, the number of those unemployed is dropping, the currency is strong and inflation is low. Addressing Climate Change and Carbon Offsetting with Trees The continual increase in greenhouse gases due to climate change affects the amount of carbon dioxide present in the environment.
GFI understands that investment in land that has been deforested and planted with living trees helps the process of carbon offsetting by absorbing carbon dioxide that is within the surrounding atmosphere. In this way, the investment helps to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases.
Teak Trees as an Investment Through Global Forestry Investments, investors can buy plots in Brazil that have been planted with well-established teak trees on land that was previously deforested in the Brazilian tropics. After allowing the trees to grow for some twenty-five years, they can be harvested and sold for a generous profit.
Modern investing consists of participating in secular investment themes, whether through individual stocks or smart ETFs. Investors today are heavily concentrated in well-known stocks such as FANG – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google.
However, there are many companies with secular growth potential beyond FANG. Their mission is to help you uncover these quality thematic investing ideas through an idea recommendation engine..
Armadale Capital is an investment company which provides investors with exposure to high quality resources projects in Africa. Its primary focus is the Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania.
Mahenge Liandu is a high grade coarse flake graphite project which the Board believes has the potential to become a strategically valuable mining asset.. .
Problem; 50% of vaccines are wasted, mainly due to poor refrigeration. Stablepharma’s patented invention is designed to deliver a disruptive solution that can eliminate waste & supply life-saving vaccines to all without refrigeration.
Solution: this patented invention will allow vaccines to be transported & stored for years without refrigeration whilst complying with the protocols set by the WHO. It’s an important breakthrough that can save many lives..
Tritax Big Box
Tritax Big Box is the only Real Estate Investment Trust dedicated to investing in very large logistics facilities in the UK. they own, manage and develop some of the UK’s most sought-after Big Boxes.
rBig Boxes are strategically important to tenants as they offer efficiency savings and are increasingly fulfilling e-commerce retail sales.tenants include some of the biggest names in retail, logistics, consumer products and automotive. they aim to provide a secure and growing income for Shareholders, together with capital appreciation.
their ambition is to be the UK’s pre-eminent owner of Big Boxes.. .
The Baobab Network
The Baobab Network is the fastest growing start-up accelerator in Africa. Focused on early stage technology ventures across the African continent, The Baobab Network offers companies funding, support and a platform for growth, in exchange for equity.
Based between Nairobi and London, Baobab also has a data and analytics platform, Baobab Insights, which offers funds, corporates and governments around the world better data and research on the digital space in Africa.. .
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We’re creating a new approach to investing; one that enables investors of all stripes to invest in the future whilst remaining on the right side of history.. .
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