Since the Big Venture Challenge (BVC) was launched in 2011, much has changed within the UK social investment market. The UK market now leads the way in many areas, though key challenges remain if the sector is to successfully support social ventures to scale up their innovations. At present the investor base is too narrow, ambitious ventures cannot access the risk capital they require, and there are continuing concerns about evidence of outcomes.
UnLtd UK has published a Findings Reports covering some interesting questions about investor behaviour and preferences, what it takes to move to scale and whether investment can be secured and make a difference in terms of growth. There are a number of interesting statistics related to growth across the invested ventures the social impact increase was 162% compared with non-invested ventures among the cohort at 25%. Revenue also showed a 38% increase for invested ventures.
Interested to find out more, download now available at www.unltd.org.uk/news/research-publications.