Responsible investment has always been of the utmost importance to us and we believe that the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) factors within the investment analysis, diligence and operating practices is pivotal in mitigating risk and creating sustainable, profitable investments.

A 5-step approach

ESG principles adapted from the UN PRI (Principles of Responsible Investment) are integrated throughout business operations; in investment decisions, at the screening stage through an exclusion list and due diligence, ongoing monitoring and engaging with portfolio companies post-investment and when making follow-on investment decisions, as well as within fund operations.

Focus areas

We have identified these eight elements as the most relevant for addressing as part of our investment process and ongoing portfolio management.

Diversity VC Standard

We are delighted to be a pioneer fund for the Diversity VC Standard, championing diversity and inclusion across our investment and internal fund processes.

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Going Carbon Neutral with Minimum

We are pleased to announce we are fully carbon neutral. Working with Minimum allows us to neutralise avoidable emissions through a best-in-class portfolio of carbon removal and prevention projects.

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In March 2020 we launched TeenVC, an educational platform for teenagers around the world to learn about venture capital and entrepreneurship.

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Fintech for All Charter

We are pleased to be a founding signatory of the Fintech for All Charter, aimed at tackling harassment and promoting diversity within the fintech sector.

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Across our portfolio

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