Our Journey

2016
  • The disparities in social wealth distribution and investors prioritising unethical businesses over socially responsible enterprises inspired the creation of a funding platform that dedicated itself to serving businesses building a kinder society.
2017
  • Guest lectured at UCL
  • Guest lectured at Warwick Business School
  • Opened the London Stock Exchange with MassChallenge
  • Invited on to BBC Asian Network with campaign creator, Threadable
2018
  • Launched Creator Toolkit
  • Entrepreneur of the year, finalist (Asian Achievers Awards)
2019
  • First UpEffect baby (!)
  • Contributing writer in ‘Perspectives on Impact’ by Nina Montgomery. The book was endorsed by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus.
  • 20 companies funded; 95% campaign success rate.
  • Booking.com Techplaymaker: Leader of the year finalist
  • Financial Times’ “Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in UK Tech”
  • Computer Weekly’s “Most Influential Women in UK Tech”
  • Organised a sold out event at Kings College London with Hoda Katebi
2020
  • Become climate positive (insert our ecologi logo); launched Saathi
  • Co-authored a study on "Social enterprise crowdfunding in an acute crisis" for the Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
2021
  • Profitable
  • Joined Zebras Unite Co-op as a Founding MemberZebra Unite Co-op logo
  • Launched Ally (funding pot) and Re-envision Business
  • Helped ZU launch a 2.5% Zakat-inspired fund

Meet the Team

We’ve spent the past few years building the foundation for UpEffect and in this time, we’ve enjoyed monumental learnings, successes and positive impact. But there is still a lot of work to do. Reimagining funding structures and re-envisioning business will require a collective effort and we hope with your support, we can ensure founders turning to UpEffect can find the success that they need to serve their communities. Join us, won’t you? :)

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