In many participants’ view, Green Angel Syndicate’s sixth pitch event on 26 June was the best so far. Once again hosted by Baker Botts in its beautiful premises in the City of London, we had a packed room of motivated angel investors listening to – and interacting with – the founders of four innovative companies tackling four very different problems, all with great potential green benefits:
Green Angel Syndicate’s fifth pitch event took place in the impressive offices of Baker Botts in the heart of the City of London on 26 April, with a packed room of investors and four innovative companies targeting four very different areas of the green economy:
Scottish Power Renewables and Green Angel Syndicate to Collaborate in Offshore Wind Innovation Drive
Research carried out by the University of Glasgow a few years ago found there had been encouraging growth in the proportion of women business angels, rising from 3% in 2008 to 12% in 2014 [1}. Growth I would like to see more of, speaking as one of the 12%
It is neither new nor news that large multinational companies invest in innovative, disruptive start-ups. Examples are littered across the sectors including technology, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. Similarly, in the oil and gas sector, mergers and acquisitions are a common, unnoteworthy feature, although their frequency can be used to indicate the strength, and growth potential, of the market. What is a remarkable feature of several acquisitions of the oil and gas giants in the last couple years, however, is the fact they have not been in the traditional fossil fuel realm, rather they have actively invested in (relatively) small renewable, or cleantech, companies.