Meet our first Beacon partner, Ananda Impact
Ventures. The partnership was spearheaded by Zoe Peden, Partner at
Impact Ventures backs the creators of some of the world’s most impactful
companies from Seed to Series A and beyond. With their new € 108 million fund,
Ananda is the perfect partner for those helping to change the world, with 32
companies invested in to date, from cutting-edge bionic limbs, to early wildfire
detection, to cognitive behavioural therapy bettering people’s lives.
Distill Ventures supports founders as they work to create the
global drinks brands of the future. The Beacon partnership was headed by Ara Carvallo and Holly Browne. Distill Ventures
provides founders with
access to resources in order to help them build global large brands,
with investments ranging from £250k to a company in pre-launch to over £10
million. They also support more early stage founders with their spirits industry
focused accelerator. They have been partnered with Diageo since 2013, who
are their sole investors.