Founded in 2013, Green Angel Syndicate is based in London and serves investors throughout the UK.
Green Angel Syndicate was created to make investments in early stage technologies, processes and installations in the Green Economy. The syndicate invests in early stage, innovative technology companies that are seeking to improve the way we use resources - energy, water and the wider transition to a greener economy - sustainable transport, smart cities.
Green Angel Syndicate is associated with public sector European projects related to resource use innovation. These are means by which our knowledge of developments in technology, process and policy can be maintained first hand, as well as exposing new investment opportunities outside the UK. They include:
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A GREEN ANGEL?
An investor in early-stage growth businesses that benefit the Green Economy.
What is the Green Economy?
Economic activity that results in energy saving, pollution reduction, or resource efficiency.
why does the green economy matter?
Because the world needs systems it can sustain, most of all in its use of water and energy. We do not have enough fresh water for many areas of the world already, and this will only get worse as global population increases the need. Energy resources are also under great stress to meet ever-increasing demand.
How can the Green Economy make money?
Demand for innovation in water and energy consumption is inelastic for the first time in history. Whatever happens to the economy, the problems of water and energy demand solutions. We cannot live without water; and energy is not much easier to live without. But we know both are under threat. The right solutions will earn money, regardless of economic conditions.
Where are the next big opportunities?
Energy saving in transport is becoming huge. Water purification is a major area. Geothermal energy will expand. Energy management devices are already being introduced. We are at the start of a new revolution, called the Internet of Things, which will blur and confuse many issues, but produce some startling winners.
Why will Green Angel Syndicate investments do better than others?
The team and its core members have knowledge of resource-related innovation in the context of markets, market penetration and demand combined with entrepreneurial flair and investment experience give GAS investments a better-than-average chance of success.
What has Green Angel Syndicate already achieved?
Invested over £3.5 million in seven companies in just 4 years. See the Portfolio page for details on the investments.
What will Green Angel Syndicate do next?
The aim is to accelerate the number of investments made annually, by increasing members and collaborating with like-minded co-investors.
What does it take to be a Green Angel Syndicate investor?
High net worth executive or entrepreneur with an interest in supporting early-stage, innovative companies, a willingness to take a 3-4 year view on investments, and an inclination to help the world's economy at the same time as making money.
What markets will Green Angel Syndicate investments enter?
Where will Green Angel Syndicate investments be based?
Primarily in the UK, as many of our members are looking for companies that are eligible under Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
What alternatives are there to Green Angel Syndicate?
There are other first class angel syndicates, but none with the particular expertise focused on clean/green technology.
Does Green Angel Syndicate INVEST IN PROJECTS?
GAS does not invest in stand-alone projects, but it will invest in a company to fund the development of projects that are a core element of proving out the technology and the business model.
How will Green Angel Syndicate engage with policy trends?
The team and core members have experience of, and network in, regional and local Governments throughout Europe, as well as the EU, in connection with resource efficiency projects will be used to ensure a finger is kept on the political pulse.
What are Green Angel Syndicate’s investment criteria?
The following dimensions are examined:
HOW WILL Green Angel Syndicate exit?
We expect most companies to exit by way of a trade sale, although some may seek a listing, through an IPO, e.g. on AIM.