I am pleased to introduce both myself, Hugh Bartlett, and Young GAS, which I will be running. Young GAS is the second introduction, launched at the Pitch Event on Tuesday, designed to broaden and diversify the range of voices within GAS.
Members of Green Angel Syndicate invest in early stage companies that benefit the green economy. We get involved because we want to see more efficient and sustainable use of global resources.
One of the interesting ways in which businesses are capitalising on the opportunity this represents is through Product-as-a-Service business models. Instead of basing success on selling as much product as possible, suppliers enter into a service agreement with the customer that focuses on the desired outcome or performance that the customer needs. It is an approach that has potential to offer significant improvements in both resource and performance efficiency.
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: