Meet Zinc’s latest Accelerate companies
Transforming people’s financial resilience and turning uncertainty into opportunity
We’re excited to introduce the latest cohort teams building their missed-led ventures as part of Zinc’s Accelerate Platform.
Our latest group of eight Accelerate companies were part of Zinc’s 6th venture building cohort, united by a mission to transform people’s financial resilience by turning uncertainty into opportunity. You can read more about the mission that brought them together here.
Teams that have successfully pitched for and received early funding from Zinc then transition into our accelerator for six months of intensive support. In this time they continue to build their products, refine their go-to-market strategies and work towards securing external funding.
The Accelerate Platform is designed to empower each team and founder, providing the resources and connections they need to unlock their full potential – from a product, commercial, personal development and mission impact perspective.
Meet the teams
Lima is the first ads platform that allows brands to post, via the trusted voice of the community manager, in private communities on WhatsApp, Slack and Discord. In doing so, Lima is introducing a whole new income stream for community managers, or anyone that owns a group chat.
Quantum View is on a mission to empower the banking sector with tools to help vulnerable clients achieve asset growth and financial resilience. Intelligent insights. For a better financial future.
Deli’s mission is to revolutionise the lending landscape by empowering young adults and families to break free from the cycle of debt. Deli is committed to reducing the financial strain caused by debt and enabling informed borrowing decisions through responsible lending, credit-building practices, and educational resources, to transform lives.
Our Time is transforming the way overburdened individuals manage their daily lives, with a particular focus on unpaid caregivers. Leveraging behavioural science and innovative AI, Our Time aims to reduce time spent on mundane tasks by 30%, while increasing time devoted to fulfilling activities by the same amount.
Alix’s purpose is to create better financial security for all. It enables a landlord or utility company to pay for financial tooling and services for its customers, so that both the provider and the user become more financially resilient.
Prosper’s mission is to increase the net worth of everyday families, through investing. For the cost of a daily coffee, Prosper will enable parents and grandparents to invest in a future for their youngest generation, allowing them to one day buy a home.
Tokens of Appreciation
Tokens of Appreciation Protocol (TOAP) is changing how staff invest and own assets by interjecting and amplifying the moments they show up at work a token of appreciation at a time. Incentives aligned, organisations prosper, and individuals accumulate wealth.
Juno’s mission is to enable businesses to have access to capital. Juno aims to bring the cost of capital down for businesses by removing inefficiency, inequity and middlemen.
The teams will be sharing their progress in the new year at our upcoming Show & Tell and Portfolio Pitch events at Zinc HQ in Euston, London. You can register your interest to attend below.
- Accelerate Show and Tell – Thursday 1st February 2024
- Zinc Portfolio Pitch Day – Thursday 14th March 2024
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Impact Report 2023
We started Zinc with the hypothesis that missions are an effective way to attract highly ambitious, talented and experienced groups of innovators, who might not recognise themselves as “classic entrepreneurs” but are ready and able to start a new commercial and successful venture to tackle some of our most pressing societal issues.
The world has overcome the sorts of challenges we face today when it has adopted a mission-based approach to the biggest problems and brought together world-class talent to invent and innovate, e.g: NASA and landing a man on the moon, the LSE blueprinting the British welfare state, or the Gates Foundation aiming to eradicate diseases.
On this basis and assumption, we designed Zinc as a new mission-based Venture Builder — a place where global talent, ‘impact makers’, can join to experiment and develop new solutions to our most pressing societal issues.
To Eliminate Environmental Threats to Our Health
Environmental health threats pose a grave danger to human health and well-being, causing suffering to individuals and communities worldwide. These threats, which include chemical pollution, climate change, and biological hazards, cause acute and chronic diseases and exacerbate existing health conditions.
To protect those we care about, we must tackle the causes of environmental degradation, shield people from the consequences of environmental harm, and, where protection fails, we must mitigate the health impacts they suffer.
This demands action to improve all aspects of our environment: soil, food, air, water, and the built environment. It requires us to focus on every aspect of human health to reduce suffering.
Entrepreneurship and technology are powerful means to tackle these challenges. That’s why we are backing 70 founders to build innovative companies addressing this mission.