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Gaingels

Gaingels

  • Burlington, Vermont, United States

  • Burlington, Vermont

Stage

  • Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed

Type

  • Syndicate, Venture Capital

Description

Gaingels was started in 2014 by co-founders and Managing Partners David Beatty and Paul Grossinger as a small but active angel group made of LGBTQ+ investors, investing in LGBTQ+ founders. Gaingels is an LGBTQIA+/Allies private investment syndicate, and one of the largest and most active private investors dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion within the venture capital ecosystem.

Mission

Our Mission is to foster social change through business and profitable investment, and to create a more diverse, inclusive and accessible venture ecosystem at all levels of leadership.

We do this first and foremost by ensuring that diverse and underrepresented (including LGBTQ+) leaders of high-growth companies have access to capital. The knock-on effect of being able to raise capital is huge. Raising capital to fund a company’s growth is an important attribute of success for founders, and successful founders/CEOs quickly become people of power and influence. This opens doors and creates opportunities for those who have been traditionally excluded from them.

Beauty Investments #

  • 3

Primary Sector

  • Tech/Consumer/Beauty/Healthcare/Fintech/Climate & Greentech

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Nov, 2021-Thirteen Lune-$3M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Membership form https://gaingels.com/join-apply-membership

Criteria

The Gaingels Network welcomes membership applications from Accredited Investors who are interested in helping advance our mission to advance social change through outstanding investments. There are no minimum yearly commitments to invest (although a per investment minimum may apply), and Gaingels does not charge any fee for membership. We do expect and ask our members to support our portfolio companies with connections, introductions, and advice as well as to help bring new members (especially from communities underrepresented in the venture ecosystem). Our community also actively refers and suggests venture-led investment opportunities for consideration and support by the network, through our Venture Scout program By applying to join the Gaingels Network, members are bound by our membership agreement.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $50K to $100K

Education
  • Scholarship https://gaingels.com/gaingels-scholarship
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 811
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Act transparently, professionally and with integrity

Proactive

Diligent

Honesty

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

5.95/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 37.98%
Beauty Investments #
  • 3

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Nov, 2021-Thirteen Lune-$3M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Catherine Lavery

Title

Investment Operations Associate

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Gaingels

Contact

1(802)660-2000

JUMP CONCLUSION

Gaingels focuses on early-stage ventures in tech, particularly software, AI, and biotech, favoring seed or series A stage startups for scalability. While U.S.-based, they invest globally, notably in New York and San Francisco, and champion LGBT+ inclusivity through collaborative investments. Future prospects for Gaingels might include tech startups with LGBT+ leadership, emphasizing AI, biotech, or software, and a dedication to social impact and team diversity.

Very Good Beauty Funder Fit for under-represented founders.

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