Jessica Jackson

I have experience working with tech businesses and startups, particularly with a focus on positive social impact.

I have completed multiple early stage equity investments and managed a portfolio of £5m+ before joining GC Angels to manage their early stage equity fund. I am passionate about female-led businesses, mentoring and supporting founders in managing their business at Seed & Startup stage.

I have hosted over 15 events in the last year, gathering over 600 attendees, 90 business owners pitching for funding , with at least 20 entrepreneurs securing funding as a direct result, with many others receiving direct support and guidance.

As a result of these events, and through other forms of engagement such as digital marketing and thought-led articles written by myself, our network of Angel investors has grown by eight per cent in the last year – hitting 450 for the first time, and we receive an increase in requests for support from early stage companies.

Working with early-stage investments can be difficult, as the investment rationale will be based on the qualitative information available, rather than financial figures. This requires sound judgement on the risk associated with each deal, as well as the character of the management team that is requesting funding. I must understand a company’s market traction and interrogate their evaluation before investing.