GCV has recently launched it’s own Private Investor Network, G-Ventures, with the first in person event taking place in the North East.
G-Ventures brings together an online and offline investor network of experienced, private investors and institutional investors to access and co-invest in growth focused investment opportunities.
“Our members are keen to back the next wave of entrepreneurs, start-ups and property schemes. They are typically looking for high growth business opportunities in which they can maximise the upside and mitigate risk,’’ explains GCV co-founder Craig Peterson.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised GCV is a heavily technology-focused financial services firm that has developed platforms to widen the pool of investors for high-growth small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and property-related projects.
Enabling different groups and types of investors to come together to back these businesses, the opportunity arose to form an offline exclusive group of investors who are keen to invest in to deals.
Last year GCV received more than £1m in investment from Maven Capital Partners, in order to strengthen its team, develop new technology and to make growth-focused investing more accessible and rewarding.
The key to the GCV’s investment model is that all the elements – G-Ventures members, GCV’s own experts, GCVs online investment platform and Maven Capital Partners – can work together, complementing each other, providing a range of funding sources.
This widens the fundraising base for the businesses and projects seeking capital by giving smaller investors the comfort of knowing they are investing alongside experienced entrepreneurs, professional investors and institutions, creating that true co-investment model.