We give ambitious young Scottish businesses the power to shine on the global stage.

Gabriel Investment Syndicate exists to inject seed funding into early-stage companies. Typically we support those looking to deliver new products and enter new markets.

Our group of private angel investors meet regularly to review exciting new investment opportunities. The businesses they select get the best possible expertise to push them to success.

Besides investment, they benefit from our own Accelerator Programme and from the services of Strathclyde University Incubator โ€“ including office space as well as marketing, financial, administrative and IP support.


If you have a business idea, product or service that meets Gabrielโ€™s criteria then please complete the application form





Director and gatekeeper

Gillian has helped to nurture over 100 young businesses as managing director of Strathclyde University Incubator โ€“ established in 1990 as the first of its kind in Scotland. As well as providing start-up and business development advice, she also advises her clients on exit strategies.

Gillian launched Gabriel Investments in 2012, aiming to help entrepreneurs make the leap to first-stage funding by creating disciplined, high-growth businesses.




An experienced investor with specialist knowledge in energy and climate change, Lynne joined Gabriel in 2014. Her professional background spans venture capital, private equity, institutional investment, innovation and academia. Through senior roles at Scottish and Southern Energy and Scottish Power, she also has extensive experience of joint ventures, government relations and technology.

Lynne invests directly and via syndicates in early-stage clean tech companies. She also supports academics, social investment and voluntary projects in the field, including the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and Social Investment Scotland.