Company: Green Angel Syndicate
Job title: Co-founder and CEO
Nick Lyth is co-founder and CEO of Green Angel Syndicate, one of the largest angel syndicates in the UK, and the only one specialising in the fight against Climate Change. Since starting it as an experiment in 2013, it has grown to more than 290 members and over 26 portfolio companies. Nick is a marketing and sales specialist with over ten years’ experience building up a new applied research institute dealing with technology and process innovations in resource use sectors: International Resources and Recycling Institute (IRRI).
Nick has been asked to speak at numerous conferences around the UK and Europe on matters concerning sustainable resources, and has been invited to assess innovation competitions in the UK run by the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) and Scottish Government. He has also served on charitable Boards for The Big Issue Scotland, and Dundee Cyrenians, as well as many commercial Boards ranging from Denholm Ship Management to Drambuie Liqueur Company.
He founded GAS in order to use the knowledge gained from the research world to commercialise resource use innovations effectively and successfully in the fight against climate change and global warming. Nick is married, has three children, and lives in Edinburgh.