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The Climate Change Fund invests in every deal completed by Green Angel Syndicate.

You can spread your investment across future Green Angel Syndicate investments, diversifying your portfolio, and helping to increase the impact of everything we do in the fight against climate change.

It also means you can take advantage of the high standards of due diligence undertaken by Green Angel Syndicate.

CIO Antoine Pradayrol is running the Climate Change Fund for Green Angel Syndicate, and invites you to explore its potential.

Tackling climate change requires a complete transformation of all sectors of the economy. This is a massive collective challenge but also an enormous opportunity to do things differently. A growing number of early stage companies are rising to the challenge and developing innovative solutions. By investing in the GAS Climate Change Fund, you will support the growth of these companies - enabling your money to make a return for you at the same time as helping in the fight to save the lives of future generations. Request information

Risk Disclaimer

Investment in early-stage companies involves risks such as illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. Even when diversified within a fund, investing in early stage companies carries a higher risk than investing in more established companies. Investment in EIS and SEIS funds should be considered as part of a diversified portfolio.

Our Team

The Green Angel Syndicate team combines decades of experience in the green economy and related sectors, notably energy, entrepreneurship, early-stage business advice, and in angel and venture capital investing.

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.

Since Quester's sale in 2007, Simon has been an active business angel investor. He currently chairs GAS portfolio company Naturemetrics and sits on the board of Powervault. He also sits on the boards of the Satellite Applications Catapult and Triple Point Income VCT (which has investments primarily in renewable energy and vertical farming) as well as acting as an advisor to the Triple Point Impact EIS Fund. He is a member of the investment committee of the Angel CoFund since its foundation by the British Business Bank. He has just stepped down after ten years as a Trustee and Vice Chair of Plantlife, the UK's main wild plant conservation charity.

His book Angels, Dragons and Vultures – how to tame your investors…and not lose your company is regarded as one of the most helpful guides for entrepreneurs to the venture capital world.

Christine Chisholm

Chief Financial Officer

Christine is a commercially focussed finance professional with twenty five years' experience in a wide range of organisations including SMEs, large multinational and charitable organisations. She has experience in all operational and strategic aspects of finance, including business analysis, systems implementation, process re-engineering and M&A integration. Christine has a degree in Business Studies and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Nick Lyth

Founder & CEO

Nick is co-founder and CEO of Green Angel Syndicate. Since starting it as an experiment in 2013, it has grown to more than 230 members and 25 portfolio companies. Nick is a marketing and sales specialist with over ten years' experience building up a new applied research institute dealing with technology and process innovations in resource use sectors: International Resources and Recycling Institute (IRRI).

Nick has been asked to speak at numerous conferences around the UK and Europe on matters concerning sustainable resources, and has been invited to assess innovation competitions in the UK run by the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) and Scottish Government. He has also served on charitable Boards for The Big Issue Scotland, and Dundee Cyrenians, as well as many commercial Boards ranging from Denholm Ship Management to Drambuie Liqueur Company.

He founded GAS in order to use the knowledge gained from the research world to commercialise resource use innovations effectively and successfully in the fight against climate change and global warming. Nick is married, has three children, and lives in Edinburgh.

Antoine Pradayrol

CIO - Management Team

Antoine is an experienced angel investor focusing on the cleantech space. Since 2015, he has built a portfolio of 18 early stage investments across the energy transition sector, clean transportation and smart cities, energy efficiency solutions, circular economy, robotics, and ed-tech – including one successful exit so far. In addition, he is actively supporting founders as part of Imperial Venture Mentoring Service, and as a Board observer with AirEx. Prior to joining GAS in 2017, Antoine had more than 15 years of experience in finance, as an equity research analyst covering the telecom sector. He was an Executive Director and partner with Exane BNP Paribas, based in Paris initially and in London since 2005. Antoine is passionate about companies applying innovative technologies to tackle global warming and climate change. He studied at Ecole Polytechnique (x90) and Telecom Paris Tech (1995), where he read economics and finance, technology and telecoms.

Cam Ross

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Green Angel Syndicate, Cam co-founded, jointly ran and raised two rounds of angel funding for a contact centre payments business, with an exit to AIM-listed Eckoh. Cam is an Aeronautical Engineer by training, and has experience in creating, commercialising and patenting new technology. He has more than a dozen granted patents in the fields of telecommunications, payments and customer authentication. He has a practical ability to analyse and improve complex processes, from manufacturing to software systems.

As Green Angel Syndicate COO, Cam and his team manage deal flow, systems, due diligence and post-investment engagement.

Cam is also a Board member of SocietyWorks, the commercial arm of the not-for-profit social enterprise mySociety, which builds technology to help democracy and community in the UK and overseas.

Helen Lin

Helen is a Principal at At One Ventures, where she is responsible for sourcing, due diligence and structuring of investment transactions. At One seeks innovative technologies that can upend the traditional industries contributing to climate change, with disruptive unit economics commercially and environmentally.

Helen was formerly the Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at FINCA Impact Finance (FIF), where she drove FIF's digital transformation strategy in its 20 subsidiaries across 4 continents and has led the implementation of strategic initiatives in Africa including agency banking, mobile banking, and various fintech partnerships. Before FINCA, Helen worked for 7 years in Investment Banking and Private Equity, including launching a growth equity fund in China (Baird Capital Partners Asia).

Carbon Footprint

As the leading climate change angel investment syndicate in the UK, GAS has set itself the challenge of showing others how to eliminate its carbon footprint and become carbon neutral as quickly as possible.

More about our Carbon Footprint