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WorkerTech newsletter: January 2024

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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‘Why is a think tank investing in startups?’ is a question I hear a lot. This month I’m bringing you some insights from the ‘thinking’ part of Resolution Foundation to try and answer this. One of our most recent research-focused newsletters does a great job of showing how research shapes our investment priorities, while also … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: December 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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As we come to the end of the year we’ve been reflecting on our work in 2023, so in this edition you’ll find our highlights of the year. Do you have a WorkerTech idea that you’re developing for 2024? Book in a time to speak to us in January to see how we can work … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: November 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Last week we hosted our first WorkerTech Conference bringing together startup founders, investors, policymakers, unions, and researchers all interested in how tech can improve low-paid and precarious work. More details on the day are in this newsletter, and a link to re-watch the sessions if you weren’t able to join us. Since then, we’ve been busy spreading the … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: October 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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As promised in last month’s newsletter, we have three more investments to announce. We’re excited to welcome these three companies and their brilliant founding teams to our portfolio: 🍽️ Slinger – a platform for hospitality workers to find shifts at a time and place that suits them, and that are guaranteed to pay at least … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: September 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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It’s been a busy summer here at Resolution Ventures. We’ve been pleased to complete four investments (more on those below and next month), and are looking forward to our first-ever Workertech conference in November. Sign up now to join us for a day of exploration and discussion on the future of better work. As always, … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: August 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Last month I announced the date for our first-ever WorkerTech Conference on 21st November, and over 100 of you have registered to attend in person already. We now have even more brilliant speakers confirmed, including Claudine Adeyemi, CEO of Earlybird, Emma Back, Founder of Equal Care Coop, and Jeegar Kakkad, Director of Future of Britain Policy at Tony … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: July 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Are you free on 21st November? I’d love you to join us at our first-ever WorkerTech Conference in central London. We’ll be exploring the relationship between impact investors and start-ups, and examining how mission-driven organisations – in collaboration with foundations, researchers, unions and businesses – can use data and technology to benefit low-paid workers and … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: June 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Last month we let you know about our first WorkerTech Pre-investment Workshop which included the opportunity to win a cash prize and additional mentoring from our team. We welcomed a great group of diverse founders, and had some great conversations – thanks to everyone who came. I’m also pleased to announce the winner of the on-the-day pitching … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: May 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Do you have an idea for how tech could improve low-paid or precarious work in the UK? Are you looking to take the next step and seek investment for your idea? Resolution Ventures and Bethnal Green Ventures are hosting a WorkerTech Pre-Investment Workshop on 22nd June to provide expert advice to founders who are seeking first-time … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: April 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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How can we make sure gig work is good work? We helped a group of founders, workers, investors and researchers answer this question last week at our workshop with Fairwork. You can learn more about it in this newsletter, and read Fairwork’s new report on digital labour platforms in the UK. As always, if you have … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: March 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Around 5 million people in the UK do some form of work via digital platforms, so we think it’s really important that platforms providing this type of work are designed to offer fair and decent work to users. Register to join us on Thursday 20th April at our free workshop with Fairwork (experts in equitable labour platforms) … Continued

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Resolution Ventures invests in Equal Care Co-operative

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We’re delighted to announce that Resolution Ventures has made an investment in Equal Care Co-op as part of the Workertech Partnership. The aim of the Workertech Partnership is to use impact investment to back a new wave of innovators who will harness technology to improve the pay, prospects, power, and progression of low-paid workers. One … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: February 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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You’ve probably seen a headline or two mention economic inactivity over the past week, with various takes on who is affected and how to solve the problem. Someone who is economically inactive is a person of working age who is not in work, not looking for work, and is not in education. In this newsletter I’m sharing Resolution … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: January 2023

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Are you a founder of a social business, or have an idea for one you’d like to start? We’re partnering with Shift Design to interview founders or aspiring founders to help us improve the way we support entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas and access early-stage investment. Participants will receive a thank you of £50 for 90 minutes … Continued

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Social care

Social Care Roundtable

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In 2021-22, more than one-in-ten frontline care jobs in England were vacant, up from fewer than one-in-twenty in 2012-13, with 68 per cent of current care workers saying they work under a high degree of tension. The Resolution Foundation has been exploring different aspects of the problems in the care sector, to identify what can … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: December 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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As we come to the end of the year we’ve been reflecting on our achievements in 2022, so in this edition you’ll find our top 10 WorkerTech highlights of the year. Do you have a WorkerTech idea that you’re developing for 2023? Book in a time to chat in January to see how we can … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: November 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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It was great to see so many of you at our WorkerTech meetup last Monday. If you didn’t make it then don’t worry! This month I’m sharing what our WorkerTech community brought to the evening, and pointing you to some further organisations, projects and research. We’ll be hosting more WorkerTech meetups in the future, and … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: October 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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This month we’re focusing on some great events open to our readers during the remainder of 2022. Register now for Impact investing in technology to address skills and employment challenges   💸 Tuesday 15th November, 10 – 11am: Impact investing in technology to address skills and employment challenges, in partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust. An opportunity to hear about … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: September 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Last week, the day before the not-so-mini budget, the Living Wage Foundation announced the new real Living Wage. In a year of unprecendented inflation due to soaring energy prices, we have also seen a significant rise in the real Living Wage both in and outside of London. This month we’re taking a closer look at … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: July 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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You’ve probably noticed that workplace benefits have recently gone from the ordinary (additional holiday, volunteering days, cycle to work scheme) to the extraordinary (pawternity leave, unlimited holiday, international football tournaments). But often forgotten among these perks are pensions. While unglamorous in comparison to some benefits, pension savings can make a seriously significant difference to living standards in later life. Yesterday the Resolution … Continued

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From platforms to promotions – event summary 

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The way young people enter the job market from education can have a marked effect on their future prospects. Economic crises are a particularly tough time to start a career, and while the Job Retention Scheme prevented mass unemployment during the pandemic, young people still face huge challenges in terms of rising insecurity and finding … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: April 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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The World Economic Forum predicts that 40% of new job opportunities will be created in the care sector by 2023. While this presents a significant opportunity for workers to transition from other shrinking sectors, we need to make sure that the jobs available are good ones with fair pay and conditions. In this edition of the … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: March 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Thanks to Well_Lab, a collaboration between Wellcome Trust and Brink, yesterday I joined experts in work, employment, health and wellbeing at a round table to share ideas on what works and what doesn’t to improve worker wellbeing. While no one had a one-size-fits all answer, it was inspiring to hear of so many initiatives to support people experiencing wellbeing issues at … Continued

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Resolution Ventures invests in Ikigai Data

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We’re pleased to welcome Ikigai Data to Resolution Ventures’ social investment portfolio as part of the Workertech Partnership. The Workertech Partnership is backing a new wave of innovators who will harness technology to improve the pay, prospects, power, and progression of low-paid workers. Ikigai Data is a careers data and insights company that works with … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: February 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Did you know that in 2019, 10% of the working population did some form of weekly gig work? Growth in this part of the labour market shines a light on the tension between the autonomy and flexibility that gig work offers, and the lack of income security, worker rights and safety net that are inherent to atypical … Continued

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