We take innovative ideas and assemble key personnel to make them an operational reality. We match founders with our network and help recruit, incentivise and motivate the people who are capable of taking businesses to the next level.
We offer access to our founding partners, and use our exceptional experience in finance, tech and social innovation to help rationalise, build and scale your business.
We’ll introduce you to the right people: digital experts who will help develop, build, analyse and critique your ideas; investors or key personnel who can help operate and scale your business idea.
At The Philanthropy Lab, we protect your interests by using our experience to negotiate sensible terms and better outcomes.
Early stage businesses with founders looking for help to scale and professionalise.
People with a track record of adding value to businesses who would now like to take equity stakes in early stage business ideas under the guidance of established entrepreneurs.
Our investments typically require early stage funding to build to MVP and prove principle. We believe that we should scale or fail quickly, and as such our projects are typically boot strapped, highly efficient and relatively low cost to bring to market and test. We also seek partnerships with philanthropic investors who share our view that well run, tech driven models are the catalyst for true and sustainable change in the developing world. We have a number of socially beneficial opportunities that require subsidy to support critical mass in nascent markets. If you would like to know more about partnering with us on these projects please contact us.
Mentorship | Investment | 3rd party fundraising | Strategic development | Networking | Team creation | Scale
We are not a volume business. We take on small numbers of exceptional ideas that are both socially motivated and profit driven and stick with them. If you believe you have an idea for an efficient business model that can articulate distinct competitive advantages, with a clear and simple route to market, then talk to us.
Kenn currently has projects underway in the areas of humanitarian cash and payments systems; social enterprise; climate risk insurance; open and interoperable data; citizen driven aid; and emerging models for relief and development.
Kenn has worked with WFP, UNICEF, the Canadian International Development Agency and a number of small NGOs, supporting projects in more than 50 countries.
Jonathan is an entrepreneur with an extensive track record of founding and scaling profitable consumer facing businesses, especially within the personal finance sector.
Jonathan co-founded Tripe Echo, an online music aggregator and media arbitrage business. He also co-founded TotallyMoney.com, one of the UK’s leading Fin Tech businesses, which pioneers better credit outcomes for consumers. TotallyMoney.com has appeared twice in the Sunday Times Fast Track of the UK’s fastest growing businesses; in 2011 private equity investor SEP led a £17.5m round to take a minority stake.
Prior to his business career Jonathan spent ten years as a documentary film maker, working all over the world within the BBC’s specialist factual unit.
William is an experienced investor, advisor and Board member of a number of internet, renewable energy and tourism based businesses. These include Visual Voice, GTE energy, UWE Turkey and Rude Croatia.
William has developed, managed and raised funds of over $30 million for a diverse portfolio of international agencies working in conservation, renewable energy and development.
William is the co-founder of Health and Water Foundation (HWF), a Kenyan charity which solves water sanitation and health issues. To date, HWF has raised over $3 million USD, and directly benefitted over 16,000 school children and 40,000 adults.
William is also the MD of Craigston Castle Estates, developing eco-homes and tourism opportunities.
We'd love to hear from you, please feel free to get in touch. No idea is too small.
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