GC Angels Investment Director Jessica Jackson, and Black Nova Group's Head of Partnerships, Alex Lennon joined a lively and engaging webinar hosted by Heather Gray, Business Development Manager at Bruntwood Works last week. Attendees were given insights into investment in the UK and how Covid-19 has affected the market. With nearly 80% of SMEs citing declining revenues throughout 2020, many are looking to see what capital options are available to them.
The UK is the fourth best country in Europe when it comes to starting a business. Bursting with innovators and entrepreneurs in the many sectors spanning tech, it offers well-paid jobs and contributes billions to GDP.
On 26th May 2020, creative businesses and investors joined GC Angels and The Business Growth Hub for the second event (our first digitally) in the Invest in Series - Invest in Creative Media. These events form a large part of our awareness building work for the Creative Scaleup Programme, aimed at shining a light on areas for investment to investors who may otherwise be unaware of, or actively avoid opportunities within the creative sector.
Manchester-based Collctiv, a group payment app that allows friends and family to collect money together, has secured a £140,000 co-investment from GC Angels.
Manchester-based student accommodation marketplace Housemates has secured £100,000 of pre-seed funding from GC Angels.
Manchester-based sustainable and ethical marketplace, Know the Origin has received a £300,000 investment from GC Angels to support the growth of the business as it looks to expand its team and product offering.
Marion Surgical, which works with surgeons from around the globe to build a next generation suite of surgical simulators through virtual reality, has received a £280,000 investment from GC Angels, part of the Growth Company and an angel investor, alongside grant funding from Innovate UK, following an introduction from MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency.
The Link App, which is software designed to facilitate communication between law firms and their clients, has received significant investment from GC Angels as part of a larger funding round to accelerate growth and expand globally.
Immersify Education, a Salford-based EdTech start-up, has secured a £260,000 combined investment from GC Angels, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and business Angels from the North of England, to fund the development and release of its educational software application to the education sector.
Digital football resource football4football is set to revolutionise the sport at grassroots levels following a £150,000 matched funding investment from GC Angels.