Lynne Ross

With a background in the energy sector, with a particular focus on green energy and cleantech solutions, Lynne is a climate change specialist beginning her career in Scottish Power and SSE, where she worked until 2013, when she first began angel investing. Lynne now invests through a number of syndicates, including Gabriel Investments angel group where she is chair, Par Equity, Equity Gap, Green Angel Syndicate and  Clearly Social Angels.

She has investments in 29 companies in the UK, and has supported one business to exit: Spoonfed, software for caterers or food franchise operators which, was acquired by US-based 365 Retail Markets in December 2021. She is especially focused on climate change and social impact including Switchee, Sunamp, which develops thermal energy storage devices, and Trojan Energy which she now chairs. Alongside her investment activity, Lynne also sits on the Social Growth Fund Credit Committee at Social Investment Scotland and supports ambitious entrepreneurs through the Strathclyde University Enterprise Partners programme and Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.