By Antoine Pradayrol
Over the past two years, Green Angel Syndicate members have invested in 17 young and ambitious companies developing ground-breaking solutions to tackle global warming.
Of those investments, a third were completed less than a year ago, and 11 were completed during 2018, so none of them is more than two years old – and it is still too early to know how successful these endeavours will ultimately be.
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:
I am new to angel investing but not new to caring about environmental issues. As a mother my absolute highest priority is helping to protect my children’s future and I am trying to do that on a multitude of fronts, one of which is investing in green start-ups.”
Green Angel Syndicate (GAS) has completed its seventh new investment, playing an important role in the latest funding round for London-based developer of hybrid-electric powertrains and associated telematics software solutions (VPVisionTM) for buses. With this investment, GAS has provided over £3.5 million, to fund early stage companies across the clean technology sector.
Those of us who care about the future of the planet are dominated by one word: environment. Mine into any of the theories of change and intervention from Brundtland’s “Sustainable Development” to MacArthur’s “Circular Economy” with the numerous theories of climate change in between, and the bedrock of their theories is provided by a concept of the environment.
Founded in 2013, Green Angel Syndicate operates from Edinburgh and London and provides investors and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to grow innovative technology businesses.
Green Angel Syndicate has made seven investments to date to a total sum of over £3.5 million.
The transition to the green economy is here, be that a shared electric vehicle, smarter use of resources in the home or simply not using plastic bags at the supermarket.
However, how do you identify the companies that will be successful in developing unique products and services that will accelerate this transition?
This is an area where we, at the Green Angel Syndicate, are specialists.
The Green Angel Syndicate is a network of smart investors with a keen interest in the transition to a greener economy. We support early-stage technology companies developing innovative products and solutions for a more efficient and sustainable use of resource. This unique specialisation, alongside the knowledge and experience of our members creates exciting opportunities with the potential for attractive returns.
What are we looking for?