Green Angel Syndicate

Green Angel Syndicate

About

Widespread systemic change requires a range of innovations. It is a practical problem. Multiple small inventions are needed to make incremental changes at global scale. This will build up to entire systemic change; tiny inventions with huge potential. These all require innovation, so that our human needs are still met, but they are met by using a completely different approach.

Green Angel Syndicate specialises in this new approach needed to fight Climate Change. We search out, assess and select the innovations that will make a difference, and then invest in them to enable their development. Currently only Green Angel Syndicate, among UK angel investment syndicates, has the specialist knowledge to deliver the results we need.

 

Investment focus

 

Widespread systemic change requires a range of innovations. It is a practical problem. Multiple small inventions are needed to make incremental changes at global scale. This will build up to entire systemic change; tiny inventions with huge potential. These all require innovation, so that our human needs are still met, but they are met by using a completely different approach.

Green Angel Syndicate specialises in this new approach needed to fight Climate Change. We search out, assess and select the innovations that will make a difference, and then invest in them to enable their development. Currently only Green Angel Syndicate, among UK angel investment syndicates, has the specialist knowledge to deliver the results we need.

Key team members

Simon Acland - Founder & Chairman

Simon Acland has spent 30 years investing in young technology businesses. Much of his venture capital career he spent at Quester, which he helped to build into one of the UK's most active early stage technology investors. Seven of the companies that he has backed achieved public listings on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, Nasdaq or Easdaq, including two companies which reached the FTSE 250; many others have been successfully sold. 

John Hinnigan - Board Director

Director - Since 2001, John has been an investor in and advisor to numerous early stage businesses, normally coupled with a role as NXD or Chairman. He has also undertaken strategic evaluation and due diligence assignments with Advent International, Charterhouse, J.P.Morgan and 3i. He was an associate of the Beer and Partners angel network from 2006 to 2009. Previous to 2001, he worked for major corporations – Bowater, BP, Unilever, ICI, for the last 15 years as Chairman/Chief Executive of international businesses with scenarios including rapid organic growth, complex restructuring and multiple acquisitions and disposals. John chaired the GAS Board in its first 3 years. He is the Senior Independent Director at British Rowing where he also chairs the Finance Committee.

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Caroline Halliday - Board Director

Caroline Halliday has 20 years of technical, commercial and management experience, with a background in Chemical Engineering with British Gas and BP and later becoming a derivatives and Crude Oil Trader with BP. Following a move back to Scotland, Caroline gained a further Masters in Environmental Management and joined The Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Here, Caroline specialised in projects focussing on resource efficiency and waste management, later joining the Senior Operations Management Team. Caroline has been a Business Angel for several years, with a portfolio of investments in both private and social enterprise companies and has a strong interest in energy and resource efficiency. In addition, she is a Chair and Trustee of two charities.

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Investment opportunities

Structure
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Min. Investment
£15,000
Closing date
Evergreen
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