Alongside the official launch of our Tech for Good Bristol & Bath microsite – designed and developed by our friends at Rocketmakers – we’ll still be bringing you weekly instalments of key Tech for Good players across various subsectors – next up is Finance.

But first, a bit of context for any newcomers. In the Summer of 2021, Briony Phillips, Scaleup Lead at Rocketmakers, noticed a sudden flurry of people investigating the key players in Tech for Good in Bristol and Bath.

People were interested in the support ecosystem, and in the businesses working towards NetZero, Zero Carbon, Tech for Good, Green Tech. So, that prompted an action research project.

Briony reached out to local networks and undertook some of her own explorations to put together a list of the support organisations and actors in the local Tech for Good scene.

The outcome is a comprehensive data resource detailing the Tech for Good organisations working in Bristol & Bath today – which you can check out here! You can also find more information about Tech for Good Bristol and Bath’s humble beginnings here. 

As the Fintech sector consistently grows and evolves in the South West, we’re seeing a plethora of tech for good focussed organisations popping up across the region. Check out a select few here, but to see the full list head to Tech for Good Bristol and Bath’s website.

Tech for Good: Finance

Bristol Pay

Bristol Pay will be a non-profit payment platform for Bristol with the aim of raising funds for social and environmental projects around the city. The platform is currently under construction, so what this space for more to come.

Ethical Equity

Ethical Equity is an investment platform dedicated to high-growth startups and scaleups delivering social, environmental and cultural impact. By connecting ethical principles with financial opportunity, they create a better way to invest and better way to grow.

Fundsurfer

Fundsurfer is a UK based crowdfunding and investment platform. Their company is built on a determination to help change the way funding is delivered both online and offline, through creating innovative funding products and making the key introductions to investors and potential partners that companies need to grow and thrive.

LOQBOX

LOQBOX supports customers where other products can’t, giving them the tools and credit score they need for the borrowing they want.

Moneyhub

Moneyhub is divided into two initiatives. For personal and consumer use, their handy app allows you to access all your accounts securely in one place. Their enterprise services offer this too, whilst also giving you a platform to truly understand and engage your customers through powerful analytics and smart, actionable insights.

Payaca

Payaca is an innovative financial technology company which has created a digital job management platform that helps service and trade-based businesses streamline operations and deliver first-class customer service.

Roqqett

Roqqett is here to make payments better: for consumers, retailers and anyone who needs to pay or get paid safely and securely. Most of the card payment systems people use daily were invented 60 years ago, they think it’s time for an upgrade.

Tumelo

Tumelo is a purpose-led financial technology company. We help personal and pension investors to have a positive impact with their investments by giving them transparency and a shareholder voice.

What is Tech for Good? For this project, we identify ‘Tech for Good’ as a community of people, projects, and organisations utilising technology to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes and doing so in a way that is collaborative and user-led.

There is a long-standing network of support for Tech for Good in the South West who are running a series of events in October, find out more about them and join their community here.

This article and the Tech for Good Bristol & Bath dataset and event is a collaboration between TechSPARK and Rocketmakers. TechSPARK is a not-for-profit community whose mission is to strengthen the tech ecosystem in Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire. We engage over 35,000 a month through events, community management, news and our growth programmes.

Rocketmakers is a Bath-based software development agency on a mission to have a direct, positive and meaningful impact on the lives of more than 50 million people through the software they build and the support they provide.

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.