By Antoine Pradayrol
Our 28th November pitch event at Browns Covent Garden in London broke another record in terms of attendance, and our eager audience of angel investors was treated with five high quality pitches from five ambitious companies in five very different areas of the green economy.
Our 26th September pitch event at Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell, London, was packed with more than 90 attendees and a fantastic line-up of five companies. The companies represented very different sectors, from buildings to industry to electric vehicles to online second-hand shopping. However, all of them had not only a very strong investment case but also a very clear contribution to make to solving the climate crisis – so all were perfectly aligned with Green Angel Syndicate’s objectives:
Heating accounts for half of energy consumption globally, and over a quarter of total CO2 emissions – so decarbonising heat must be an urgent priority.
However, this is a complex, multifaceted, thorny issue – with no single one-size-fits-all solution, but rather a variety of possible technologies which are both competitive and complementary; and the real-life impacts of the transition to zero carbon heating will be significant, in terms both of investments required and of disruption at customers’ premises.