Activity: Technology
Region: London
Founded: 2020


OnHand is the world’s first on-demand impact platform, making it easy for employees to do good wherever they are and whenever they like. Its location-based matching technology lets users see who they can help in local communities, gives opportunities to help remotely, and offers sustainability lifestyle pledges with real-time impact reporting.

Set up in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading charities including the Red Cross, RNIB, and the British Heart Foundation, the platform operates worldwide and supports causes including elderly and isolated help, poverty prevention, homelessness support, crisis response and climate action.

OnHand has won multiple awards, most recently placing at #13 in the Startups 100 2024 index of the best new businesses in the UK (previous alum including Deliveroo, Monzo, and HelloFresh) and was named as a Global CSR Leader in G2’s Winter 2024 report. The platform also appeared on Dragons’ Den last year and secured £100,000 in funding from 4 of the dragons. 

Founder and CEO, Sanjay Lobo, formerly served on the exec team at two unicorns: Lastminute.com (one of the UK’s first dotcom unicorns) and Vistaprint (Nasdaq listed, with 17m customers). In 2019, he founded OnHand with the aim of solving some of society’s biggest issues using technology. Since then he has been named Great British Entrepreneur for Good twice and was awarded an MBE for OnHand’s services to older adults during Covid-19.