What we do
GPC is a ""super angel". We prefer to take the sole or lead “angel” investor position in early stage companies. Our preference is for rapidly scalable businesses, especially web based distribution models. Models with international potential are preferred. Our initial investment sweet zone is $50K to $500K. On a first angel round we look to take positions in the range of 10% to 49% and we often participate in follow on rounds. We prefer businesses with a first round pre-money valuation in the range of $500K - $1.5M.
We strongly prefer businesses to which we can actively add value. This means a preference for Sydney based businesses in sectors where we have domain experience and a “driver(s)” interested in experienced non-executive input.
Mentoring and non-executive directorships
We look for opportunities to mentor young entrepreneurs whether in a consulting or non-executive director role. We prefer to couple this with investment. Our particular technical strengths lie in the legal/accounting aspects of growing businesses (eg ESOPs, R&D tax concession, EMDG, contractual relationships, Board reporting KPIs etc) coupled with experience in the more general business, marketing and HR challenges faced by hyper-rapid growth businesses.
Equity raising + M&A
We provide advice and support to early stage businesses on equity raising and to more mature businesses on VC rounds and “exit strategy " process and implementation. Our unique positioning on this is as independent advisor and personal support to the business owners (ie we are not investment bankers and do NOT undertake contingent fee work or direct fund raising).