GC Angels is a seed fund investing primarily in future economy startups in Greater Manchester.
We are part of the Growth Company, a not-for-profit employing ~1500 people to provide support nationally.
By leading seed investment rounds and using our network of private investors to leverage up the capital, we enable high-growth startups to access the capital required. We have been investing since 2018 and typically invest £50,000-£150,000 in investment rounds. We are focusing primarily on the Future Economy, focusing on Net Zero, Next Gen Digital Technologies, and Know No Limit businesses. Upon investment, GC Angels take a board observer position and provide support throughout the startup journey.
GC Angels has a proven track record of success with this operating model typically leveraging more than 3x private investment at investment and generating a 40% follow-on investment rate in our 36 portfolio companies. Notable recent co-investment partners include HNWIs, Haatch and Green Angel Syndicate.
Through our internal and external support systems, we augment the startups we invest in with valuable services that enable their transition into high-growth, international scale-ups. Across 36 portfolio companies, we have achieved several exits in 2023.
Internal in GC, we can access support packages in employment and skills, PR, marketing, exporting, green economy/sustainability, and export/growth loans. We are partnered with 30 innovation sites, ~75 active Angel investors, 20 co-investment funds, and 10 startup service companies offering bespoke discounted services. Built from the ground up, we have encased our portfolio with all the support necessary to scale. Recent exits and follow on investment rounds showcase the value add we inject in our investees and the success this generates.
Our experience investing in companies delivering social, environmental, and economic impact, is well established. Our recent investments reflect our commitment. Financielle are a FinTech company focusing on financial education for women, a highly underrepresented sector in the market. Vector Homes are using sustainable materials to build the homes of tomorrow. And Molymem are developing world-leading nanofiltration for water systems around the globe.
GC Angels is a committed diverse investor. We have a well-developed network of ecosystem partners that bring a hugely diverse deal flow and co-investment opportunities. We assess all opportunities equally and our proud of our track record in supporting diverse founders.