Gillian is a Strategic Advisor, Non-Exec Director and Investor to start-up and spin-out companies with 25 years’ experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem advising and nurturing early-stage ideas and projects to successfully transition through to company creation.
Specialising in commercialisation she has worked with multiple successful early-stage technology companies to build teams and raise finance including Smarter Grid Solutions, Novosound and Bellrock Technologies.
With a background in sales and marketing for the energy and engineering sector her expertise also includes infrastructure, oil and gas, manufacturing, biotech and food & drink sectors.
With a keen interest in making angel investment more accessible to women both founders and potential investors, Gillian is Co – Founder and Managing Director of Mint Ventures (Syndicate) Ltd, a women-led angel group focused on investing in women led and diverse teams with an environmental, ethical or social purpose. She also represents Kero Developments Ltd, a VC that invests in early-stage engineering related spinout and start-up companies.
Gillian is an Entrepreneurial Scotland Saltire Fellow, judges for various accelerator programs, is a voluntary mentor for Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) and an active angel investor.
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