Director and gatekeeper
Gillian has helped to nurture over 100 young businesses as managing director of Strathclyde University Incubator – 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.