Jessica Jackson, Investment Director for GC Angels presents her view.
Damian Mohammed has been appointed Investment Director for GC Angels, the angel investment arm of the Growth Company which supports businesses seeking access to investment from £25,000 up to £2million.
GC Angels has supported Manchester based Gradtouch with a funding boost of £150k to expand their innovative graduate job matching business.
GC Angels the angel investment arm of the Growth Company, has supported Manchester based jammtoday to secure a funding boost of £300k to develop its consumer focussed investment comparison site.
Manchester based responsible finance provider GC Business Finance has recruited &The Hive founder and tech start up expert Jess Jackson as Investment Director within their growing investment and funding team, GC Angels.
GC Angels, Greater Manchester’s response to angel and early stage equity, hosted senior representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the British Business Bank (BBB), UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) HM Treasury, Innovate UK and angel investors from across the region today (20th November 2018) to discuss the future of angel investment as a force for growth in Greater Manchester and the North.
The UK has a vibrant and expanding angel investment scene. In Manchester however business angel activity, as with many things, is done differently. Our approach is part of an evolving co-investment model which enables the ever-growing pool of entrepreneurial talent and private capital in the city and surrounding regions to connect and get deals done. With the majority of angel deals currently done in the South East, GC Angels is working to rebalance investment activity within the market by crea…
GC Angels is joining forces with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) to launch a new UKBAA Angel Hub for Greater Manchester, creating a focal point to build and connect angel investing across the region.
Becoming a business Angel via a programme like GC Angels, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) supported service linking syndicates of business angels, can be a great way to invest in the future of innovative high growth businesses and to widen your own business network.
As collaborative investment models like GC Angels grow in popularity and success, research is highlighting this breed of syndicate based model as the best way forward for businesses seeking equity investment.