Top 20 B Corps

B Corp

2021-03-17

Confido

10 minutes

It’s B Corp month, which means it’s time to celebrate those businesses that go above and beyond to truly make a difference. As we specialise in scaling Tech for Good startups, this is a topic that’s close to all our hearts at Confido. Not quite sure what a B Corp is? We explain everything, here. 

With over 3,800 registered B Corporations spanning 150 industries and 74 countries, it’s safe to say we were spoilt for choice.   

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in... 

 

tickr  

About: tickr is an app that lets you invest in companies making a positive impact, and offset your carbon footprint. It's impact, simplified. tickr makes it easy to invest in the causes you believe in – so that growing your money doesn’t mean compromising your values. 

Location: London  

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: tickr has raised a total of $6.4m in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in February 2021 from a Seed round. 

B Corp certification: July 2020 


Who gives a crap 

About: Who Gives A Crap donates 50% of profits to help build toilets for the 2.3 billion people who don’t have one. Unlike the majority of the world’s toilet paper, Who Gives A Crap 100% recycled loo rolls are made without trees. The eco-friendly, double-length rolls are super soft and come individually wrapped in delightful, reusable paper. Made without any inks, dyes or scents, this TP feels as good on your bottom as it does on your conscience. 

Location: Australia  

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Who Gives a Crap has raised a total of $200K in funding over 1 round. This was a Seed round raised on Nov 1, 2015. 

B Corp certification: February 2016  

 


Lifesaver Power  

About: Lifesaver Power is focused on building the largest renewably powered energy network, allowing users to pick up power in one location and swap it for a full one in another, thus helping to reduce our demand on our resources through sharing. Lifesaver’s overall mission is to empower people while protecting the planet. The service is sustainable, creating positive social impact by encouraging societal change to the way we view and consume energy - specifically instilling the belief that by optimizing our use of resources, we can all contribute towards a sustainable future. 

Location: London 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: History unknown 

B Corp certification: June 2019 

 


Mindful Chef 

About: Mindful Chef is a health-focused food box company set up by school friends Giles, Myles and Rob. Since their launch in 2015, they’ve shipped over 10,000,000 ingredients from incredible small farms across the UK. For every meal they sell, they donate a school meal to a child living in poverty. They are the only recipe box to operate this one for one charity model. So far, Mindful Chef customers have donated over 1,000,623 meals.  

Location: London  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Mindful Chef has raised a total of £9.3m in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in January 2019 from a Series A round. 

B Corp certification: September 2018 



Brewdog 

About: BrewDog is the world’s leading craft beer business. Established in Scotland in 2007, from day one they've seen the potential of beer as a force for good. BrewDog is proud to be the world’s first carbon-negative brewery. They believe carbon is their problem, so they remove all of their emissions at The BrewDog Forest, near their home in the Scottish Highlands. The workers are the heart of the business and so they give 10% of their profits every year to their amazing staff. 

Location: Ellon, Aberdeenshire  

Company size: 1001 to 5000 employees 

Funding: BrewDog has raised a total of $377m in funding over 15 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Sep 15, 2020 from an Equity Crowdfunding round. 

B Corp certification: February 2021 


Allplants 

About: The allplants team believe the world (and everyone on it, including us) would be better off if we ate more plants. Eating 100% plant-based meals should be tasty, easy and convenient. That’s why allplants was born – to help people enjoy plant-based eating on their schedule. Their tasty vegan meals are delivered frozen to lock in nutrition and taste. From food to delivery, everything is designed to protect the planet.  

Location: London 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: AllPlants has raised a total of £10.3m in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in February 2020 from an Equity Crowdfunding round. 

B Corp certification: July 2018 

 


Bulb 

About: Bulb is making energy simpler, cheaper and greener. Bulb provides their members with 100% renewable electricity from solar, wind and hydro. Their gas is 100% carbon neutral, too. They offset the emissions from the gas supplied by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world. Plus, they’re the biggest buyer of green gas for homes in the UK so a chunk of their gas mix comes from renewable sources, like food or farm waste 

Location: London  

Company size: 101 – 250 employees 

Funding: Bulb has raised a total of £61.4M in funding over 4 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Mar 27, 2019 from a Non-equity Assistance round. 

B Corp certification: May 2016  


bio-bean 

About: bio-bean is the world’s largest recycler of coffee grounds. They recycle spent coffee grounds into a broad spectrum of efficient, sustainable products for a range of markets, both consumer and industrial. bio-bean work with the biggest companies in the UK to transform these spent coffee grounds into value at an industrial scale, giving new life to a material previously considered waste. 

Location: London  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: bio-bean has raised a total of $7.4m in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in November 2019 from a Venture - Series Unknown round. 

B Corp certification: October 2020 


The Big Issue Group 

About: From an award-winning magazine offering employment opportunities to people in poverty, a multi-million-pound social investment business supporting enterprise to drive social change, to a charity Foundation supporting vendors to rebuild their own pathways to a better future and a shop curating social enterprise products. For 29 years The Big Issue Group has strived to dismantle poverty through creating opportunity, in the process becoming one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the UK. 

Location: London  

Company size: 251 – 500 employees 

Funding: History unknown  

B Corp certification: September 2015  

 


Bethnal Green Ventures 

About: Bethnal Green Ventures invests in and supports very early-stage businesses solving social and environmental problems using technology, with a focus on health, education, environmental sustainability and civic innovation. It aims to back social ventures whose business model is tied to their social impact. Bethnal Green Ventures is attempting to show that technology can be a positive force for good in the world. 

Location: London  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Bethnal Green Ventures has raised four funds, their latest being Future of News Pilot Fund. 

B Corp certification: September 2015 


Dai 

About: Dai is pushing the boundaries of traditional womenswear by creating comfort-empowered performance for women everywhere. Founder Joanna Dai explains her passion behind the brand: ‘As women, we want to reach the top. I want to build a world where our clothes do not restrict us, but rather empower us. Because comfort is confidence.’ 

Location: London 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: History unknown  

B Corp certification: October 2020 


Lily’s Kitchen 

About: Over ten years ago, Henrietta; Lily’s owner, struggled to find a pet food filled with honest, natural ingredients. After Lily fell ill, suffering with sore and itchy skin, Henrietta started cooking from scratch to nurse her back to health. A much-loved member of the family, Lily deserved nothing but proper food and Henrietta wondered why all beloved pets couldn’t get their paws on the same. Henrietta then decided to work with some brilliant vets and nutritionists to make delicious, quality recipes using wholesome ingredients and just like that, Lily’s Kitchen was born. 

Location: London 

Company size: 101 – 250 employees 

Funding: History unknown  

B Corp certification: September 2015 


Birdie 

About: Birdie is your complete homecare software solution. It’s designed to give you better visibility over your care and support older adults to live happily at home. Birdie’s technology provides instant alerts that allow you to react instantly. You can also get an instant overview of every care visit with call monitoring and daily care logs. 

Location: London 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Birdie has raised a total of €7m in funding over one round. This was a Series A round raised on in November 2018. 

B Corp certification: August 2019 


DAME  

About: Creators of D, the world's first reusable tampon applicator, and DAME organic tampons. They're eliminating plastic, waste, and chemicals from period products with their award-winning solutions.  

Location: London 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: History unknown 

B Corp certification: January 2019 


Alpro  

About: Since its beginning, Alpro has been a pioneer of plant-based food solutions, building on the promise to put sustainability at the heart of all it does for almost 40 years. By bringing innovative and tasty plant-based food and drink products to millions of consumers, Alpro is growing its business while tackling the health challenges of both people and the planet, thus creating both economic and social value.  

Location: Belguim 

Company size: Unknown 

Funding: History unknown 

B Corp certification: March 2018 


Ecosia 

About: Ecosia uses the profits they make from web searches to plant trees where they are needed most. The search engine has planted over 121 million trees all over the world. This includes restoring diverse forests on former plantations in Indonesia, as 25% of the country’s rainforests have been destroyed by the palm oil industry. 

Location: Germany 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Ecosia has raised a total of €15k in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in April 2014 from a Seed round. 

B Corp certification: April 2014 


Matchable  

About: B2B platform, matching employees with unique volunteering projects so they can upskill while making their biggest impact. Through their pool of skilled professional volunteers, their community of non-profits (charities, social enterprises) and impact startups get access to the resource they need to help them fulfil their missions. 

Location: London 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Matchable have raised £0.6m in funding to date.

B Corp certification: September 2020 

 


Change.org  

About: Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. There are more than 40 million Change.org users in 196 countries, and every day people use Change.org's tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally. 

Location: USA 

Company size: 250 – 500 employees  

Funding: Change.org has raised a total of $72m in funding over five rounds. Their latest funding was raised in May 2017 from a Series D round. 

B Corp certification: January 2011 


Doisy & Dam 

About: As the Doisy & Dam team put it, ‘Chocolate. The world would be a better place if we ate more of it. Problem is, with dodgy chocolate around that's full of more e-numbers than ingredients, we can't. But just imagine chocolate full of palm oil, a thing of the past. Cocoa farmers fairly paid. Crap days, magically forgotten about. All through the power of chocolate. That's a world we want to live in. So we decided to make it happen. A better world, filled with better ingredients, better ethics, and better chocolate. So we can all eat chocolate whenever we dam well please.’ 

Location: London 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Doisy & Dam has raised a total of £299.8k in funding through one round. This was an Equity Crowdfunding round raised in March 2016. 

B Corp certification: April 2017 

 

Leesa Sleep  

About: Leesa designs luxury mattresses, ordered exclusively online and delivered to your door. Every Leesa mattress purchased helps the team donate a bed to a child in need – they donate one bed for every ten mattresses sold.  

Location: USA 

Company size: 51 to 100 employees 

Funding: Leesa has raised a total of $32m in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in July 2017 from a Series B round. 

B Corp certification: September 2016 


We want to do everything we can to help support these fantastic B Corps and the work they’re doing.  

If you belong to a B Corp and would like to have a chat about how we could scale your Product or Tech teams, do get in touch at contact@confidotalent.com.   

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