Nesta is a venture capital firm that backs innovation and works in the areas of citizen engagement in public services, digital arts and media, government innovation, health and opportunities for young people. Under Nesta Investments falls Nesta Impact Investments (NII), Arts and Culture Finance (A&CF). NII makes long term investments in organizations creating innovative products and services that have the potential to improve and protect quality of life for people who are or who are at risk of being economically, socially or physically disadvantaged. The firm makes investments through Nesta Investment Management. The firm was founded in 1998 and is based in London, United Kingdom.