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£3million fund to support innovation in Greater Manchester

18 Sep 2020

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A new fund has been set up in Greater Manchester to boost innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s been made available as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, because of the lack of available innovation and loan capital for start-up businesses. The money has been awarded by Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to investment service, the GC Angels. GC Angels was set up to broaden access to early-stage funding for businesses with hi…

GC Angels revealed as North’s most active seed investor in 2020

26 Aug 2020

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GC Angels, GMCA’s instrument to address the early-stage market gap in Greater Manchester, is the most active seed equity investor in the North in 2020 to date, according to data from Beauhurst, software that measures equity fundraising. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the startup market, Beauhurst’s figures reveal that GC Angels has invested into 11 rounds totalling £4.8m. The firm is followed by crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, Maven, and Mercia via the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and Northstar Ventures in the North East.

New report highlights huge innovation opportunity in the North

12 Aug 2020

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July 2020 saw The North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) publish Finance and Innovation Report: Essential Enablers for Future Growth. The report commissioned prior to the pandemic and its impact on the ecosystem, highlighted the progress being made by regions in the North West to address regional funding imbalances and accelerate growth and innovation, highlighting regional success stories, whilst showcasing the strong need for further support and interventions to both recoup lost ground due to COVID19, and accelerate beyond.

Spark Webinar: Growth Through Investment, During Lockdown and Beyond

4 Aug 2020

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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.