Green Angel Ventures

Green Angel Ventures (GAV) is the reference early-stage investor for UK climate innovation.


Green Angel Ventures


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We welcome funding applications from early-stage companies that are committed to addressing global warming and climate change challenges. This includes companies focused on reducing or reversing greenhouse gas emissions or preserving and restoring the natural environment.

Our investments are primarily targeted at resource focused ventures in key sectors, which include Energy, Transport, Buildings, Food and Agriculture, Industry & Recycling, as well as Carbon Removal and Nature based Solutions.

At GAV, we are particularly enthusiastic about fostering diversity and encouraging applications from founders representing minority groups.

GAV’s value to investee companies is exceptional, due to our 350 specialist members’ deep expertise in critical climate change sectors.

We appoint experienced non-executive directors post-investment, offering invaluable guidance and leveraging their extensive knowledge to aid companies in seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges. Our specialisation in climate innovation distinguishes us, providing more than just financial support. We offer a distinctive combination of industry knowledge, rigorous due diligence, and ongoing mentorship. Our commitment extends beyond funding, making us a valuable partner in your quest to combat climate change and foster sustainable growth.

Companies considering Green Angel Ventures for funding should meet the following investment criteria:

  1. The company must have an innovative product or service which is able to demonstrate its effect in tackling climate change. This includes tangible impact such as nature-based solutions, biodiversity improvement, etc.
  2. The company should be eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) – in other words, UK-based and eligible for advance assurance by HMRC (although this does not need to have been received before you apply).
  3. The company must have a targeted Exit plan within 3 – 7 years.
  4. The company must be investor-ready, with a business plan, financial projections, an established team, evidence of demand, a clear competitive advantage and protectible IP.
  5. The company should have developed its product or service to at least MVP stage, or in Technology Readiness Scales (TRL) 5 or above. The company can be pre-revenue.
  6. We typically invest between £200k and £1.5m ourselves, we often co-invest alongside other professional investors and are happy to lead or follow.

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